CMS: 2020 Medicare Advantage rates lowest since 2007 as supplemental benefits take hold

FierceHealthIT

Premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decline next year by 14% compared with 2019 as plans aim to offer more choices, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Which doctors are most likely to get in trouble for fraudulent billing? Study offers new clues

FierceHealthIT

Physicians were more likely to be excluded from public insurance reimbursement programs due to fraud between 2007 and 2017 if they were older, male, or had osteopathic training

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Accolade files for $100M IPO. Here are 5 things to know

FierceHealthIT

Founded in 2007, the company provides a health benefits platform for employers. Health technology company Accolade filed Friday to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering. Accolade's S-1 filing reveals key business details publicly for the first time.

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged.

Heating up competition with Apple in the smartwatch space, Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1B

FierceHealthIT

Fitbit launched in 2007 and was considered a pioneer of the consumer fitness tracking market, quickly becoming the market leader. Following media reports of a possible deal earlier this week, Google announced it is acquiring wearables company for $7.25

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Job #1 for Next President: Reduce Health Care Costs – Commonwealth Fund & NBC News Poll

Health Populi

This concept has underpinned Health Populi since I wrote the first post in this blog in September 2007 on the cost of health care, featuring this picture from Tom’s Shell characterizing the high costs of petrol at the pump in the midst of the oil crisis. Four in five U.S.

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged. Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience

Rush University Medical Center, clinicians hit with malpractice suit over birth defects 

FierceHealthIT

Rush University Medical Center and several of its clinicians were hit this week with a malpractice lawsuit that alleges a baby born at the hospital in 2007 was left disabled following a series of medical errors.

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Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Then the iPhone emerged in 2007 , along with the now-declining Fitbit. Telehealth got its first big workout with veterans in 2007. Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary.

Web introduction to a crowd-sourcing platform for COVID-19 “information therapy”

Society for Participatory Medicine

See our 2007 post that mentions Josh Seidman PhD’s Center for Information Therapy – he went on to be president of SPM.) “Information therapy” has long been part of the participatory medicine mindset.

Medical Issues Are Still The #1 Contributor to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Health Populi

The report, Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act , updates research from 2007 which was conducted by two of this new study’s authors, Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, along with other colleagues.

Considering Technology Adoption -- AARP’s 2008 Healthy@Home

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The iPhone had just been released in June of 2007, so this survey did not ask about smartphone use – there was no Digital Health (a " check engine light for your body! "); the Longevity Economy hadn’t been invented; Fitbit was a 2007 new clip-on tracker , and Facebook was still a campus toy.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

Here is the first “good news” line chart, showing declining medical trend from 2007 to next year in 2019. That’s one-half the high point at nearly 12% in 2007. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

Why CTA’s Shepherding AI Is Important for Re-Imagining Healthcare

Health Populi

For example, here’s my Health Populi write-up of Toyota , for example, and its wellness car from 2007. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), collaborating with industry stakeholders, has ushered in a standard for artificial intelligence in health care.

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

in December 2007, and tracked “self-care” searches to today, 15 March 2019. Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red.

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

Health Populi

” Health Populi’s Hot Points: The uniquely American challenge of health disparities, especially relating to race, is a topic I’ve covered many times since the launch of Health Populi in 2007.

Five tech and aging blog posts from October 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The iPhone had just been released in June of 2007, so this survey did not ask about smartphone use – there was no Digital Health (a " check engine light for your body! "); the Longevity Economy hadn’t been invented; Fitbit was a 2007 new clip-on tracker , and Facebook was still a campus toy.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

are concepting, which I wrote about back in 2007 focusing on Toyota’s wellness car concept. The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe.

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

Emergin was acquired by Philips in 2007. Years ago, many hospitals bought an Emergin messaging middleware system as a point solution to bring messaging to specific interfaced systems.

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

In 2007 to 2008, Capsule started to shift from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions, when connectivity extended into lower acuity units were most hospital patients are located. On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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The Grocery Store As Health Destination: Publix Produce for Kids and the Social Determinants of Health

Health Populi

The prevalence of food insecurity for children in 2017 was equal to that of the 2007 pre-recession level of 8.3%. Food insecurity ranks high on Americans’ greatest social health risks. In local communities, grocery stores are playing key roles in bolstering neighborhood wellness.

Will Consumers Cross the Cost-and-Trust Chasm Between Prescription Drugs and Hospitals?

Health Populi

Between 2007 and 2014, hospital prices grew 42%. People in the U.S.

Americans’ Top Sources of Stress are Money, Money, Money and Family

Health Populi

That was the theme that started the first Health Populi blog post in 2007.

Go-Forward Strategies and Options for Oracle BI Applications Customers [Webinar]

Perficient

Since 2007, many companies have adopted Oracle BI Applications as the foundation for their data and analytics platforms. Today, Oracle considers the platform to be content-complete with controlled availability and the final version scheduled to release in mid-2020.

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Thinking About Isaiah, User-Centered Design, and Healthcare – Heard at Health 2.0

Health Populi

Back to Indu, who recalled, “In 2007, we had a dream.” Turning 13, “we’re an unruly teenager on our hands now,” Matthew Holt invoked the start of the annual Health 2.0 Conference, convening this week in Santa Clara for its 13th year in existence. Started with Co-Founder Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0

How Consumers’ Belt-Tightening Could Impact Health/Care – Insights from Deloitte’s Retail Team

Health Populi

Over the ten years between 2007 and 2017, U.S. consumer spending for education, food and health care substantially grew, crowding out spending for other categories like transportation and housing.

FBI, DOJ bust 24 people in $1.2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

” Since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which maintains 14 strike forces operating in 23 districts, has charged nearly 4,000 defendants who have collectively billed the Medicare program for more than $14 billion.

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) App Review

Healthcare Guys

In 2007, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released their Expert Panel Report 3 for the management of asthma. Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and adults with a prevalence of over 8% in U.S. children and 7% in adults. This translates to over 7 million children in the U.S. have asthma and over 26 million total. These guidelines are still in effect with minor updates over the years.

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Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. We are only just past the dawn of the second machine age, where digitization is enabling artificial intelligence.

Doing Less Can Be Doing More for Healthcare – the Biggest Takeaway From ASCO 2018

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: One of the earliest and most important books on the benefits of “doing less” in healthcare was Shannon Brownlee’s Overtreated , which I’ve covered here in Health Populi since the start of the blog in 2007.

57 years with T1D; Nonetheless, the Future is Uncertain

Insulin Nation

In 2007, I got retinopathy in my right eye. Michael Schrom in his transmission rebuilding shop. We spoke with Michael Schrom who lives in Othello, Washington, a farming community in Eastern Washington, about his life with type 1 diabetes. “I

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Open Source is the worst

Health Intersections

I certainly did the first time I heard it (which was from Seth Godin giving a keynote at EclipseCon in about 2007 – I can’t find no link now). Last week I spoke at the CSIRO e-Health consortium.

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Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

The cHealth Blog

” Microsoft HealthVault has also seen its share of challenges since it launched in 2007. To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” ” Or so it seems. Apple’s Health Records App.

Guest Blog: Growing Rural Health Access with Telehealth – by Ryan Kelly, Mississippi Telehealth Association

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Kelly earned a bachelor’s of science with honors from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and a master’s of science with honors from Mississippi College in 2007.

Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

I’ve been a nurse since 2007. We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider.

FHIR Consent mapped with BPPC

Healthcare Exchange Standards

type = permit | deny DocumentEntry.formatCode=urn:ihe:iti:bppc:2007 notes unclear how negative consents are really supported. Today on the FHIR Consent call we had a very useful discussion of how one would use FHIR Consent to do the same thing that BPPC does in XDS. Said another way, what is the degenerate form of FHIR Consent that is equal-to the functionality of BPPC, and what is the degenerate form of FHIR Consent that is compatible with BPPC.

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Shaping the future of health technologies

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Fitbit – one of the best known – was founded in 2007 and starting selling fitness trackers pretty soon after, but we didn’t really start to see these being uses by the masses until a few years later.

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Hill-Rom announced March 12, 2019 that it was in the process of acquiring Voalte for $180 million. An additional $15 million earn out was also disclosed. With annual revenue approaching $40M, the enterprise-value to revenue multiple for Voalte is a over 4.5.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. THE PROBLEM.

The who, what, when, where, and why of Cochrane

Society for Participatory Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration logo – it’s a forest plot!

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