Black Health Should Matter More in America: The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health

Health Populi

More than twice as many Black men believe that in 2020 compared with 2006. More than four times as many Black women believe that it’s a bad time to be Black in America in 2020 versus 2011, we learn from The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

Health Populi

each year between 2006 and 2016, employees’ healthcare cost sharing grew 4.5%. a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute. That costs are inching up are concerning to employers providing health benefits, who have become dissatisfied with efforts to contain health spending, PwC learned from its survey research. A key co-morbidity that the report calls out is mental illness.

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A Romanticised History of SPM

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Doc Tom” Ferguson (Wikipedia) envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and health professionals and systems that support them. In 1995 John Grohol launched Psych Central , the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health online resource.

How much does mental illness reduce life expectancy?

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The New York Times published an article yesterday (30-May-2018) titled “ The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About ” by Dhruv Khullar. The finding of several studies is that: Americans with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years younger than those without. One of the studies referenced in the article is a 2006 paper on causes of death, mortality rates and years of potential life lost by Craig Colton and Ronald Manderscheid.

Getting Started with Telehealth

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. It can be a powerful tool that makes mental health care easier and more convenient to access and provide. Greater access: Telehealth can make mental health services more accessible and convenient—increasing mental health treatment outcomes.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. It can be a powerful tool that makes mental health care easier and more convenient to access and provide. Greater access: Telehealth can make mental health services more accessible and convenient—increasing mental health treatment outcomes.

4 Ways Healthcare is Getting a Return on Telehealth

American Well

are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, but Essentia Health has seen less than 2 percent of patients who participate in its telehealth program get readmitted in that same timeframe. A report by the Commonwealth Fund found that Partners HealthCare’s Connected Cardiac Care Program has seen a 50 percent reduction in heart failure-related readmission rates for enrolled patients since its telemedicine pilot launched in 2006. An earlier version of this article appeared on MedCity.

How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

Interest in telehealth has reached an all-time high, with many of the most prestigious health systems in the U.S. Out of all the reasons health systems are implementing telehealth, however, reducing medical costs is one of the largest driving factors. This is particularly true for health systems that have become Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) or that are in the process of becoming an ACO.

How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

Interest in telehealth has reached an all-time high, with many of the most prestigious health systems in the U.S. Out of all the reasons health systems are implementing telehealth, however, reducing medical costs is one of the largest driving factors. This is particularly true for health systems that have become Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) or that are in the process of becoming an ACO.