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Health, the Great Unifier (For Most)

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As the COVID-19 expanded peoples’ consciousness about infectious disease and opportunities to keep a tricky virus at bay, consumers grew new muscles about public and individual wellness…now, “more invested in achieving it,” according to In Health We Trust , a survey report from Healthline Media.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

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Trust in the technology industry has crashed to an all-time low based on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. As Richard Edelman, CEO, concisely asserted , “Tech loses its halo.” ” The first chart shows the one-year trend on trust across industries through U.S. consumers’ eyes.

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Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

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Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

Shaping the Future of Telemedicine with GoBe Robots

The GoBe Robot allows doctors to move around and participate in diagnosis and treatment from wherever they are, enabling efficient remote health interaction between staff and patients while saving time, costs and CO2.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

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Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

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The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices.

The Patient Safety Issue of Racial Disparities and the Opportunity for “Health Equity By Design”

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In 2021, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are a top patient safety issue, according to ECRI’s annual list of major concerns facing healthcare consumers’ risks to adverse events that can harm them.

The Pandemic’s Death Rate in the U.S.: High Per Capita Income, High Mortality

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The United States has among the highest per capita incomes in the world. The U.S. also has sustained among the highest death rates per 100,000 people due to COVID-19, based on epidemiological data from the World Health Organization’s March 28, 2021 , update.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

One-Third of People with Chronic Conditions Delayed or Forgone Care During the Pandemic

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By the autumn of 2020, U.S. physicians grew concerned that patients who were avoiding visits to doctor’s offices were missing care for chronic conditions, discussed in in Delayed and Forgone Health Care for N onelderly Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Urban Institute.

The Digital Transformation of Home for Health – Brainstorming with Karsten Russell-Wood of Philips

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At the start of CES 2021, I had the opportunity to catch up with Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Marketing Leader, Post Acute & Home, Connected Care at Philips. We brainstormed just as CES 2021 was going to “open,” virtually, for the consumer electronics conference’s first all-virtual meeting.

Managing the Risks of Fast-Growing Digital Health

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Investments in the digital health sector have fast-grown in the past decade, reaching $14bn in 2020 based on Rock Health’s latest read on the market. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the field across many industry segments.

How to Restore Americans’ Confidence in U.S. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost

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With a vaccine supply proliferating in the U.S. and more health citizens getting their first jabs, there’s growing optimism in America looking to the next-normal by, perhaps, July 4th holiday weekend as President Biden reads the pandemic tea leaves.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

The Post-COVID 19 Health Consumer: Ready for DIY Health Care and More Open to Telehealth

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The COVID-19 pandemic has re-shaped consumers for work, school, fitness, cooking, and certainly for health care.

How Footwear Became Our Favorite Apparel Item in the Pandemic

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Our feet have become an important health focus during the pandemic, as the importance of exercise-as-medicine and mental health helper has looked to walking, running, and biking as good-for-us physical activities.

A Year Into COVID19, Mental Health Impacts Heavier on Moms Than Dads in America

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In the summer of 2020, four months into the pandemic, one-half of people living in the U.S. felt worry or stress related to the coronavirus that had a negative impact on their mental health.

The Top Prophet Brands for 2021 Have Lots of Health Baked In

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Consumers favorite brands in 2021 are baked with health, from medical care through to the social determinants that make our wellness and mental health better, based on the 2021 Prophet Brand Relevance Index.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

A New Health Literacy Pillar: Personal Data Stewardship

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The growing use of APIs in health information technology innovation for patient care has been a boon to speeding development placed in the hands of providers and patients. Using APIs can help drive interoperability and make data “liquid” and useable.

Chewing on Raley’s Social Impact Report: Re-Imagining the Future of Food, Health and Community

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This week, Raley’s, a grocery chain based in California, released its first-ever Raley’s 2020 Impact Report. “Imagine a grocery store with a higher purpose,” the landing page for the company’s social impact resources calls us to do.

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

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2021 is the 20th anniversary of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID). On March 10th, V-BID held its annual Summit, celebrating the Center’s 20 years of innovation and scholarship.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

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In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

2020 Was Our Year of COVID; 2021 Will Be Our Year of Vaccines and Excess Deaths in America

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With a third vaccine approved by the FDA for licking COVID-19, brought to market by Johnson & Johnson, the U.S. can expect an uptick in vaccinations among fellow health citizens. That’s such welcome news and a positive outlook for a healthier 2021.

The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced consumers to define what were basic or essential needs to them; for most people, those items have been hygiene products, food, and connectivity to the Internet. There’s another good that’s essential to people who are patients: prescription drugs.

The Cost of Healthcare Can Drive Medical Rationing and Crowd Out Other Household Spending

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One in five people in the U.S. cannot afford to pay for quality health care — an especially acute challenge for Black and Hispanic Americans, according to a West Health-Gallup poll conducted in March 2021, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks Work. A Picture From Kansas That Tells A Story in Two Words.

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It is said that a picture tells a thousand words. T his picture tells an even quicker story that can save lives: “Masks work.” ” The backstory: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a mask mandate on July 2, 2020.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

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For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

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Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends.

The Rise of the Homebody Economy and Healthcare to the Home

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As the coronavirus crisis stretched from weeks into months, now over one year since being defined as a pandemic, U.S. consumers have made significant investments into their homes for working, educating students, cooking, and working out.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

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The coronavirus pandemic exposed weaknesses in the U.S. health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better?

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

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It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the U.S. health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health.

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Most psychologists in the U.S. treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.