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. A key co-morbidity that the report calls out is mental illness.

A Romanticised History of SPM

Society for Participatory Medicine

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.

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How much does mental illness reduce life expectancy?

Medical Mime - EHR

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.

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. Telebehavioral Health Institute. Mental Health by the Numbers.

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. 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.

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.