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

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Remember Healthy@Home in 2008 ? Telemedicine was positively perceived in 2008, but… More than half of older adults said they would like to be able to monitor their health status at home, sending information to their doctor via telephone and email. And in fact, by 2008, the VA had completed a study about the efficacy of in-home telehealth for veterans – in particular, aside from the claims of cost effectiveness, those that had the devices felt more connected to their care providers.

Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage up 67% since 2008: study 


Healthcare costs for families with employer coverage have risen twice as fast as wages and three times the rate of inflation over the past decade, according to a new report.


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Moody's: Insurers like Centene, Molina better positioned to weather economic downturn than in 2008


In the event of another economic downturn, health insurers would be more resilient against economic headwinds than they were in 2008, according to the latest Healthcare Quarterly report from Moody's Investors Service, which looked at the potential fallout of an economic downturn on various healthcare sectors


Stay Compliant After the Windows Deadline

Healthcare IT Today

If you have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 systems, doing nothing isn’t an option. After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 and Server 2008 will no longer receive critical security patches and updates from Microsoft. Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC Security and Privacy FTC Healthcare Cybersecurity HIPAA Breach HIPAA Violation PCI Windows 7 Updates Windows Security Windows Server 2008 Updates

Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications


With support ending for Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, legacy Windows applications will need to be migrated to newer secure and supportable modern platforms. application from Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to a Windows Server 2016 physical or virtual machine and a Docker container with Windows Server 2016 Core. Overview.


Keeping BlueKeep Away: What Every Healthcare Organization Needs To Know To Mitigate the Risk

Electronic Health Reporter

BlueKeep is a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that affects Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2, which many feel will be exploited soon. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Goettl, director of product management, security, Ivanti. The first months of 2019 have seen a record number of reported security vulnerabilities. But potentially the riskiest, is BlueKeep.

How to Improve IT Decision-Making With Real-Time Enterprise Architecture


Amy Asadi reminded Enterprise Architects and IT Managers at US EA Connect Day of what technical constraints were hit during the 2008 financial crisis. A Global Enterprise Architect at Workday, a California-based vendor of financial and human capital management software, Asadi recollected just how ill-equipped she and her former colleagues were when executives needed impact analysis on IT landscapes


Tech-Smart Seniors Have a Role To Play In Managing Rx Costs

Electronic Health Reporter

Pharmaceutical manufacturers face growing pressure from legislators, employers and consumers to control prescription drug costs, which have increased by as much as 15 percent between 2008 and 2016. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Chris Hakim, general manager and senior vice president, eHealth.

Three Ways Healthcare Insurers Can Engage Younger and Diverse Populations

Electronic Health Reporter

After a record drop in the uninsured rate from 2008 to 2016 in response to […]. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Meghan Marx and Jenna Phillips, healthcare experts, PA Consulting. Now that the 2019 health insurance Open Enrollment period has concluded, healthcare industry stakeholders are watching closely for any shifts in consumer behavior regarding enrollment and the overall uninsured rate.


Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008. This chart illustrated data from that survey, showing that trust, authenticity and satisfaction were the top three drivers among consumers looking to engage for health.

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

Health Populi

This is markedly different than the Great Recession of 2008, the last major financial crisis: that financial decline was coined a “ManCession,” taking a more significant toll out of more typically men’s jobs like construction and manufacturing where fewer women worked.

Acupuncture Aid for Infertility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Continue Education Journal

Another study in 2008 tested if acupuncture was an effective assistant treatment when coupled with vitro fertilization. A 2014 study has concluded that women who were not treated with infertility medications, only acupuncture, had essentially the same conceiving success rate as women on infertility treatments. Judging from these studies, acupuncture seemingly has the potential to be just as healing and useful infertility treatments in most cases.


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

Health Populi

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. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12 years, the percent of Americans feeling they were thriving hit a peak in 2018, as the life evaluations line graph illustrates. Gallup polled over 20,000 U.S.

Stress in America, Like COVID-19, Impacts All Americans

Health Populi

With six in 10 adults saying stress due to the economic downturn has been a significant source of stress, that was nearly 50% greater in 2020’s pandemic era compared with 2019, approaching the high level of stress felt during the 2008 Great Recession.

How COVID-19 is Hurting Americans’ Home Economics in 2020

Health Populi

consumer credit card debt ballooned to record highs in February 2020 since just before the Great Recession of 2008, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Beyond the physical and clinical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic are financial hits that people are taking in the shutdown of large parts of the U.S. economy, impacting jobs, wages, and health insurance rolls. Some 1 in 2 people in the U.S.

Updating IT Portfolios With Enterprise Architecture Management and LeanIX


Java SE 8, Windows Server 2008 and whatever else vendors send your way. Oracle’s 2019 terms and agreements for commercial users of its Java SE 8 platform put Enterprise Architects on the lookout earlier than was expected for affected services in their IT network.


The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

The bottom line for families is that workers’ premium payments grew faster than median incomes did over the ten years 2008 to 2018. Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5% of their household income on health insurance premiums and deductibles based on The Commonwealth Fund’s latest report on employee health care costs, Trends in Employer Health Coverage, 2008-2018: Higher Costs for Workers and Their Families. - Untitled Article

Or perhaps the top 10 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for services provided in 2008? Want to know the percentage of people who have a Medicare Advantage plan compared to all people with Medicare in Maryland from 2007 to 2011? You can find answers to these types of questions using the newly launched Medicare Enrollment Dashboard and Part B Physician/Supplier Dashboard

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

Since launching in 2008, Withings has developed a portfolio of well-designed, consumer-facing digital health tools such as weight scales, blood pressure monitors, and digital thermometers.

The Burden of Depression in the Pandemic – Greater Among People With Fewer Resources

Health Populi

The She-Cession, discussed here in Health Populi, has been especially burdensome to women’s personal economics and financial health compared with the 2008 Great Recession which hit men harder economically. In the U.S.,

Big tech – from simple tools to cynicism and hapless users

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Apple’s Safari did not appear until 2003 and Google Chrome in 2008 – eventually these dominated the browser market, though three cheers for the existence of privacy-oriented browser Brave (2016) and search tool DuckDuckGo (2008). Reading about big tech controversies can make you sigh. Rant on. You may remember when the browser arrived. Maybe you knew about Mosaic in 1993 or Netscape Navigator in 1994.

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

Health Populi

in 2008, one in three Americans delayed medical treatment due to costs. It would not be surprising to know that when the Great Recession hit the U.S. Ten years later, as media headlines and the President boast an improved American economy, the same proportion of people are self-rationing healthcare due to cost.

Health, Wealth & COVID-19 – My Conversation with Jeanne Pinder & Carium, in Charts

Health Populi

million, the greatest jobs lost since the 2008 Great Recession…erasing all job gains since then, this Washington Post story explained today. The coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting and re-shaping our health and wealth, simultaneously. Today, I’ll be brainstorming this convergence in a “collaborative health conversation” hosted by Carium’s Health IRL series. Here’s a link to the event.

Aging in place – what goes around comes around -- maybe

Aging in Place Technology Watch

When this blog was launched in 2008, the Wikipedia definition of aging in place was described as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) -- the ability to move from independent living to assisted to skilled nursing. Aging in place – the latest trend. Rant on.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

For context, I re-visited a similar recent study on this topic, published in the November/December 2019 Annals of Family Medicine, looking at national trends in primary care visit use between 2008 and 2015. Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

Health Populi

The World Health Organization identified stress as one of the top ten determinants of disparities in health in 2008. “Now” is the lowest point in history that most Americans can remember: 7 in 10 people in the U.S. feel this way, up from 56% in 2018 and 2019. Furthermore, 4 in 5 people in the U.S. say the future of America is a significant source of stress, as discussed in Stress in the Time of COVID-19, Volume Two , a report covering a poll of U.S.

Healthcare Access and Cost Top Americans’ Concerns in Latest Gallup Poll

Health Populi

The Gallup Poll , fielded in the first week of March 2018, found that peoples’ overall economic and employment concerns are on the decline since 2010, at the height of the Great Recession which began in 2008. Healthcare — availability and affordability — is a more intense worry for Americans in March 2018 than crime and violence, Federal spending, guns, drug use, and hunger and homelessness.

Hill-Rom Acquires Voalte: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

Founded by Trey Lauderdale in 2008, Voalte is located in Sarasota, Florida and currently has about 140 employees. Series A November 2008 $700K Series B August 2009 $1M Series C February 2014 $36M Series D April 2015 $17M Debt January 2018 $15M. 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.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Increased availability of opioid prescription drugs, chronic pain (for which opioids are often prescribed), and the economic crisis which began in 2008 may all have contributed to an increase in overdoses, suicide, and increased liver disease associated with alcohol abuse.” 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.

Trust Is a Key Social Currency for COVID-Embattled Consumers

Health Populi

in 2020 is quite different from the Great Recession of 2008: this national financial decline has hit Main Street harder than Wall Street, women harder than men, and people of color more acutely. The coronavirus pandemic has re-shaped patients into consumers, concerned about managing the risk of contracting the virus, millions of people experiencing months of sheltering, working, learning, and cooking at home.

Taking Control of Your Funds to Mitigate Risk with Kyriba


I was onsite at a client’s office on September 29, 2008, when the stock market began to crash.


How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

From the pharmacy to health-and-beauty (THINK: headaches, vitamins and supplements, and good skin care), the grocery (for food-as-medicine and healthy eating for families), vision and oral care (often overlooked since the Great Recession of 2008), the urgent care Clinic at Walmartand primary care doctor access in the Care Clinic, and Walmart’s “biggest health fairs” convened throughout the year. Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years.

Five Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from June 2020

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Apple’s Safari did not appear until 2003 and Google Chrome in 2008 – eventually these dominated the browser market, though three cheers for the existence of privacy-oriented browser Brave (2016) and search tool DuckDuckGo (2008). June -- it was the worst of times. Who can comprehend that 43% of Covid-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes? Who could have imagined the economic impact of job loss and (almost all) business shutdown?

Financial Insecurity Among U.S. Workers Will Worsen in the Pandemic ? Especially for Women

Health Populi

This marks a Mars vs. Venus difference from the 2008 Recession, which more negatively impacted men’s jobs and finances than women’s in relative terms. Millions of mainstream, Main Street Americans entered 2020 feeling income inequality and financial insecurity in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating financial stress in America, hitting women especially hard, based on PwC’s 9th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey COVID-19 Update.

Why Drug Prices Keep Going UP

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Between 2008 and 2016, the cost of oral brand-name outpatient drugs rose 9.2 percent from 2008 to 2016. Editor’s Note: Increasing costs for prescriptions is creating a long-term financial impact on Medicare Part D and its beneficiaries. Can your claims review resources maximize the turn around time needed for complex claims? CLICK HERE and let us show how BHM’s economically maintain turn-around times and accuracy for new members. drug prices drug prices.

New outlook for telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

An example is the vCare or Virtual Care unit and their role is to provide emergency and acute care support to the 35 rural hospitals, which started in 2008.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

According to an AARP Healthy@Home report from 2008 , the only home tech device that had any level of awareness (91% of responders) was Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary. The intent was simplification of the basics for the tech-reluctant – sending email, looking at information online.

How the Coronavirus is Reshaping Consumer Trust – The Edelman Trust Barometer Lens and Health Impacts

Health Populi

consumers were re-shapen by the 2008 Recession in two key ways: people took on more self-service DIY daily life-flows, seeking self-sufficiency and less dependence on institutions; and, consumers became more value-sensitive both in terms of financial value and personal values.

What the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Global Financial Crisis have in common

Medical Mime - EHR

And they make what seems at first to be a non-intuitive suggestion: To figure out how to resolve it, policymakers should look for lessons in what may seem to be an unrelated episode: the 2008 global financial crisis. On Feb-1, 2019 Project Syndicate published an article titled “ How to Help Deflate America’s Opioid Bubble ” ( link ). In it the authors look at what policymakers can do to deal with the opioid epidemic in the United States.

Tweets at Lunch with Paul Krugman – Health IT Meets Economics

Health Populi

Here are those tweets, in order of tweeting, along with some of the images I used to illustrate my curated comments… Challenges of #economics & integrating #healthcare #healthIT solutions IDs @HalWolf @HIMSS CEO at #HX360 for context intro’ing 2008 @NobelPrize winner @PaulKrugman #HIMSS18 #Aging #ChronicDisease #HealthConsumers looking for convenience #healtheconomics #healthcosts.