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Nurses are the most trusted profession in America, followed by doctors and pharmacists

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Nurses rank top in Americans’ minds for the seventeenth year-in-a-row, Gallup found in its annual survey of honesty and ethics in professions. At the bottom of the list for honesty and ethics in 2018, Gallup points to U.S.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

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As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. The five trends are: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

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American consumers are now viewing their phones an average of 52 times daily, with 39 percent of consumers believing they use their smartphones too much. In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group.

It’s Not All About Pink for Women’s Tech at CES 2019

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This is not a watch. Well, not just a watch. It can track heart rate. And it’s not even pink. Well, rose gold, perhaps. One of the benefits about being a woman attending CES is that there are no lines in the loos.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

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Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians.

Here’s Looking at Health at CES 2019

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If I’m going to spend a week someplace, it usually has to be Italy. So next week in Las Vegas, I’ll deal with that bias by staying at the Venetian Hotel for the entire week to cover all-things-health at CES 2019 , the annual convening of electronics retailers and enthusiasts.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

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Today is Boxing Day and St. Stephens Day for people who celebrate Christmas, so I share this post as a holiday gift with well-wishes for you and those you love.

The Caveats of CES 2019

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According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a “caveat” is, “a warning to consider something before doing anything more.” ” It is fitting that CES is held in Las Vegas, land of high risk and, with a lot of luck, reward.

More People Using Meditation and Yoga as Medicine, Especially Women

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While overall adoption of meditation and yoga in the U.S. substantially grew between 2012 and 2017, many more women than men use these holistic medicine approaches. In 2017, 14.3% of American adults 18 and over did yoga, 14.2% meditated, and 10.3% saw a chiropractor.

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

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Health begins at home. I found evidence for that, beyond my own N of 1 understanding, in a research article published in the U K in 2000 by Lyn Harrison and Frances Heywood.

In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

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I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019.

Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

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In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity.

Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

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I had the pleasure once again of attending Shelly Palmer’s annual kick-off breakfast where he level-sets our expectations for CES two hours before the tech halls open.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

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Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S. economy over $327 billion a year just in the costs of diagnosed diabetes.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

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Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning.

Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

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Nearly one-half of Americans are quite concerned they won’t have enough money to pay for medical care, according to the latest Gallup poll. Health insurance in-security is mainstream as of November 2018, when Gallup polled U.S. adults about views on healthcare costs.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

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When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.”

The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

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Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America. November 14, 2018, is World Diabetes Day , and the International Diabetes Federation reminds us that this condition impacts the whole household — not just the person diagnosed with diabetes. Why the family?

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

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It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S. in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

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How long can people living in the U.S. expect to live? years of age, if you were born in 2017. That’s a decline of 0.1 year from 2016. This decline especially impacted baby boys: their life expectancy fell to 76.1 years, while baby girls’ life expectancy stayed even at 81.1 years.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

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There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

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…because it does. Citizens scare politicians,” I heard Governor John Kasich say to Nicole Wallace on her show Deadline: White House yesterday, just hours from today’s U.S. 2018 midterm elections.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

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Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

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From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. Welcome to The Future 100: 2019 from The Innovation Group at JWT.

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

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Today, October 16, is World Food Day. At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. FAO was founded to address malnutrition and bolster a sustainable, healthy food supply for people.

Blood Pressure From the Wrist for the First Time – Welcome, Omron HeartGuide

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For the first time, we can take a clinically accurate blood pressure measurement from our wrist — welcome to the first of its kind wrist-worn blood pressure monitor, HeartGuide, brought to market by Omron.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

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California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a net neutrality bill this weekend.

A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Medical Technology

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Notwithstanding mass adoption of antivirus protection and firewalls among healthcare providers, there remains a security gap for biomedical technologies, according to a report from Zingbox.

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

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Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%.

Sicker Consumers Are More Willing to Share Health Data

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People dealing with chronic conditions are keener to share personally-generated data than people that don’t have a chronic disease, Deloitte’s 2018 Survey of U.S> > Health Care Consumers learned.

“Seeing Is Not Believing:” Consumers Concerned About the Accuracy of Online Health Information

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“Seeing is not believing” when it comes to people seeing health information on social networks. Four in five people seeking healthcare information online in social media are concerned about the accuracy of that information served up.

Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

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With seven days until voters go to the polls for what some call the most momentous U.S. election in decades, most Americans say that healthcare costs are a major stress, second only to money.

Healthcare and the F-Word: Health Politics Rank High on November 6, 2018

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“Let’s get this thing f-ing done,” Martha McSally passionately asserted on May 4, 2017. Paul Ryan said, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives without cursing , “A lot of us have waited seven years to cast this vote.”

Money First, Then Kids: The State of the American Family in 2018

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Most American families with children at home are concerned about paying bills on a monthly basis.

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How MedModular Fits Into the New Lower-Cost, High-Quality, Consumer-Enchanted Healthcare World

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In American health economics, there’s a demand side and a supply side. On the demand side, we’ve done a poor job trying to nudge patients and consumers toward rational economic decision making, lacking transparency, information symmetry, and basic health literacy.

Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

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As the CVS + Aetna merger crosses its last regulatory hurdle at the close of 2018, we enter 2019 facing a fast-growing and -morphing retail health landscape.

The Venture Valkyrie’s Next AdVenture

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Investor, advisor, operator, podcaster, blogger, speaker, Board member, mentor, mother, wife, volunteer. Take inventory of the many hats of Lisa Suennen, aka the Venture Valkyrie, and you understand why I see her as the Renaissance Woman of Healthcare.

Most U.S. Physicians, Burned Out, Favor A Flavor of Single Payer Health System

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Most physicians feel some level of burnout, hassled by electronic health records and lost autonomy.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

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There’s a load of anecdotal data about teens and young adults (TYAs) and their always-on relationship with mobile phones and social networks.

Healthcare, and Especially Covering Pre-Existing Conditions, Ranks High for Voters in 2018

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President Trump and his administrative have been trying to make the ACA fail, claim most U.S. adults.