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.

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.”

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.

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.

How Walmart Could Bolster Healthcare in the Community

Health Populi

Walmart has been a health/care destination for many years. The company that defined Big Box stores in their infancy grew in healthcare, health and wellness over the past two decades, pioneering the $4 generic prescription back in 2006.

How the media loves to talk about loneliness among older adults

Aging in Place Technology Watch

And one more snarky point: this ‘new’ observation about loneliness among older adults is unchanged from 2008 or any of the previous cited research. Shall we take this WSJ article at face value? Rant on.

Benefit Cost Increases Overwhelm Flat Wages for Most in US: Pew

Health Populi

The first chart from the Pew discussion illustrates the rise of benefit costs vs. wage and salary growth, crossing lines around 2008 — when the Great Recession hit U.S. Today’s financial news reports and the bullish stock market generate headlines saying that the U.S.

More U.S. Companies Offering Health Insurance After 8 Years of Decline

Health Populi

For perspective, ten years earlier in 2008, 56.4% After eight years of decline, more U.S. employers offered health insurance to workers in 2017, EBRI reports in its latest Issue Brief. In 2017, 46.9% of U.S. companies offered health insurance to their employees, up by 1.6

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Tweets at Lunch with Paul Krugman – Health IT Meets Economics

Health Populi

I greatly appreciated the opportunity today to attend a luncheon at the HX360 meeting which convened as part of the 2018 HIMSS Conference.

Leveraging IT for better health outcomes recent developments in Singapore

Healthcare Guys

2008, the National Electronic Healthcare Record (NEHR) was conceived out of a one patient, one record vision based on a concept paper. The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. However, this meant that sharing of patient information, especially those moving from different clusters, was a big challenge.

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Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Insulin Nation

Barbara Davis Center team reported that this started to change around 2008 — see the report. See the 2008 study. We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D.,

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

Health Populi

trillion from the third quarter of 2008 — as the Great Recession hit the U.S. When it comes to healthcare costs, lines that decline over time are generally seen as good news.

Radicalizing Kindness for Health: Learning from Bhutan

Health Populi

The GNH became part of Bhutan’s Constitution in 2008, and the first Index report came out in 2012. “Happiness is within, but not within you alone as it is among us.

Doc Tom Awardees Announced at SPM2018 Conference

Society for Participatory Medicine

Liz, known on social media as @LizArmy and blogging at , turned her brain cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 29 into “an open source chronicle of the patient experience.” On October 17th, the Society enjoyed their 2nd conference in Boston.

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

The cHealth Blog

When I started the cHealth Blog, in 2008, I posted every other week, but over the years, the frequency has fluctuated somewhat. I have fallen behind on blogging over the last few months.

The more technology changes, the more some categories will remain

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Reviewing the past 10 years of blog posts ( from 2008 until 2018 ), in the beginning, consider the categories and innovations. The more things change… Life expectancy is long – tech attention span from investors and innovators can be short.

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“It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work”

mHealth Insight

“Data gathered from 4 databases since 2008. The team inspected four databases from 2008 onwards and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work by Milos Mudric (1 6 Oct 2018). mHealth Insights.

An Ode to the D-Mom

Insulin Nation

She passed away in 2008. I’m 29 years old and have had Type 1 for 17 years, but there is something about testing my blood sugar that throws me back to when I was first diagnosed as a child.

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Afrezza is Failing to Lift Off

Insulin Nation

The poor initial performance conjures up for analysts the ghost of Exubera, the last inhaled insulin to hit the market in 2008. Quick Hit. Will Afrezza’s inhaled insulin go the way of Exubera?

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Rate of Uninsured Children Growing

BHM Healthcare Solutions

and the first observed increase in uninsured children since 2008, according to a recent report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Editor’s Note: Health plans play a leadership role in healthcare reforms.

Parent Refuses Insulin for Teen with Type 1

Insulin Nation

And in 2008, two parents in Wisconsin chose to forgo insulin therapy for their 11-year-old daughter, opting only for prayer to treat her Type 1 diabetes; she died of diabetic ketoacidosis from untreated Type 1.

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Five Digital Health Imperatives for Patient Safety

The Digital Health Corner

A technology called blockchain was developed in 2008 and has found its biggest interest in the financial industry. The most discussed issues in healthcare today are cost savings and access to care. There is no denying their rightful preeminence in the public discourse. Something which has received more attention in the past but has been surpassed by the aforementioned topics in both lay and healthcare policy press has been patient safety.

Life changing digital healthcare projects

Waracle

It began as a 2008 spin-out from Abertay University by Michael Romilly and Mike Wharton. In our recent interview with Business Matters, we tell Ian Forsyth why Waracle’s digital healthcare projects could be life changing!

Diva Diabetics: a T1D Mentoring & Support Group for Women

Insulin Nation

The Diva Diabetics Mentoring/Support group started in 2008 with 6-7 of my former patients. History of Group. I worked at the diabetes practice for 10 years that included endocrinologists, NP, RD, and myself.

Mark Lowe – The Playoffs Pitcher with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Lowe, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during the 2008 baseball season, has endured a string of injuries and bounced around between various minor league and major league teams in recent years. During spring training in 2008, blood tests showed Lowe had elevated blood glucose levels.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? July 27, 2018 ? #336

Story of Digital Health

hospitals for the years 2008 through 2013. I made this announcement to 64,049 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn.

The significance of 2018 Mobile Trends

Waracle

Since 2008 Waracle have created some of the most exciting Mobile and IoT apps on the market. In 2018, mobile trends will continue to change our personal lives, the enterprise and the world around us.

Weekender 6/22/18

HIStalk Weekender

Here’s a timeline: February 2008 – Travis Bond sells his EHR and physician practice services vendor Bond Technologies to MediNotes, which acquired by Eclipsys for $45 million a few months later. Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 9/28/18

HIStalk Weekender

I have to guess that most healthcare provider organizations and related EHR vendors still are not aware that in 2008, PDF became an international, OPEN standard (ISO 32000-1, Document Management – Portable Document Format – PDF 1.7). Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 7/6/18

HIStalk Weekender

Tennessee prescribers ordered 104 million tablets of OxyContin from 2008 to 2017, the majority of them for high doses. Weekly News Recap.

FDA Board Suggests Warning for Gliptins

Insulin Nation

In 2008, the FDA and the European Medicines Agency simultaneously revised their approval processes for all new glucose-lowering therapies to require a demonstration of cardiovascular safety. A U.S.

Solution to the healthcare access shortage? Telemedicine

American Well Blog

When the mandate went into effect in 2008, the percentage of lives covered rose to 94.2 There are a number of leading indicators pointing to a pending explosion in consumer demand for online medical care. From comic strips to industry reports , people are wondering why they can?t

Diabetes Educators Should Screen for Hearing Loss

Insulin Nation

Additionally, a 2008 study shows that more than half of people with diabetes had at least mild loss in their ability to hear high-frequency tones, and 21 percent of participants with diabetes had at least mild loss in their ability to hear low-frequency to mid-frequency tones.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update ? Paul Sonnier ? Apr 24, 2018 ? #323

Story of Digital Health

The suit accuses the company of “violating a 2008 Illinois law that prohibits companies from collecting and storing the biometric data of people without their consent.” I made this announcement to 62,535 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn.

HIStalk Interviews Helen Waters, EVP, Meditech

HIStalk Interviews

I would put it in the context of 2007 and 2008, when a brand new user experience was introduced to the world by Apple. Helen Waters is EVP of Meditech of Westwood, MA. Tell me about yourself and the company. I’ve been with Meditech for 28 years. I previously worked in the software industry for a financial software company. I’ve held various positions in the last 28 years. I’ve spent a lot of time in the field working with customers and selling to customers.

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Weekender 5/18/18

HIStalk Weekender

He reported in a 2008 interview that the recession “doesn’t affect me at all,” having just purchased a new Bentley for himself and a BMW for his girlfriend even as he was spending $20 million to build a tiger refuge in Texas. Weekly News Recap.

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mHealth: A Game-Changer In Healthcare Industry

Affle

With the emergence of Apple’s App Store in 2008, health-related apps that can be downloaded to a smartphone or a tablet have grown in number and capabilities. The Healthcare industry is rapidly recognizing the benefits of mobility in health and fitness. Nowadays, mobile health represents an integrated system of health care in which health data become interoperable among doctors, patients, providers, and electronic records.

Protection from Diabetes Work Discrimination

Insulin Nation

With the active participation of the American Diabetes Association, the 101st Congress overhauled the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2008, adding language to better address the complications of diabetes.

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Repeat prescription app Echo wants to solve your medication woes with technology

Lloyd Price

In 10 years between March 2008 and March 2018, the number of prescriptions dispensed has increased by 48 per cent. A prescription app may not sound like the medical tech tool that will save your life but co-founder Stephen Bourke has high hopes.

An Islet Therapy Pioneer

Insulin Nation

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1961, Chris Stiehl had a kidney transplant in 2008. Chris Stiehl has the distinction of being the first human ever to receive an islet cells transplant via an outpatient endoscopy.

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