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.

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.


How Employee Virtual Care Lowers Your Healthcare Costs


The Kaiser Family Foundation released data showing a 65% increase in the cost of employee provided healthcare for family coverage from 2008 to 2018. In 2008 the total cost for an employer to cover an employee’s family was $12,679. Employee Healthcare Benefit Costs Keep Climbing!

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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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. - 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

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.


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%

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.,

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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. This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Medicare Members Are Health Consumers, Too – Our AHIP Talk About Aging, Digital Immigrants, and Personalizing Health/Care

Health Populi

As Boomers age, they’re adopting mobile and smart technology platforms that enable people to communicate with loved ones, manage retirement investment portfolios, ask Alexa to play Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits, and manage prescription refills from the local grocery store pharmacy.

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.

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.

The Hair Economy in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Control, Wellness, and Self-Care

Health Populi

As experienced in the Great Recession starting in late 2008, consumers took on more do-it-yourself (DIY) tasks in terms of more cooking at home, more home care DIY projects, and more self-care.

Why are older adults demeaned by the health and tech industry?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Telehealth was a pioneering concept in 2008. What is the point of sneering at older people? Rant on. Consider an upcoming HIMSS event in Orlando with the charming title: Monitoring Grandma: Adoption of Connected Health Tech by Seniors.

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?

#095: Special Episode from DOCSF/JPM: Daniel Kraft reflects on 2019 and transformative ideas for the decade ahead

Digital Health Today

With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008. The DOCSF meeting is a great way to get geared up before #JPM Week in San Francisco.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Over the past decade the share of workers in plans with annual deductibles has grown from 59% in 2008 to 85% in 2018.

Trust Is the Currency for Consumer Health Engagement – A Bottom-Line at CES 2020

Health Populi

And Trust is a precursor to peoples’ health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer study conducted in 2008. There’s less talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at #CES2020. The most important currency under discussion is Trust.

mHealth Insight NOT @ GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020

mHealth Insight

If you’d like to check them out you can click the following links to read my reviews and guides to Mobile World Congress here: Reviews; 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2014 Guides; 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2019.

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.

Telehealth can improve cancer care in rural areas

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Researchers found that total new patient visits increased from 60 in 2006 to 506 in 2008, with 62% of patients in 2018 coming from zip codes outside of the primary catchment area. In the United States, people who live in rural America have higher rates of death from cancer than those in urban America – even though cancer-incidence rates are lower overall. Part of this disparity, researchers suspect, comes from reduced access to high-quality care in rural communities.