A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

Health Populi

“How should we define ‘health?'” ” a 2011 BMJ article asked. Eight years later, in May 2019, I read Reimagining Health – Flourishing in the 7th May 2019 issue of JAMA with some feelings of déjà vu. And I daresay, health reform.

The New Financial Toxicity in Health Care: The Cost of Hospitalization

Health Populi

The data points come from one-half million people who were hospitalized in California between 2002 and 2011 and tracked in credit reports which included information on whether and when the patients filed for bankruptcy. health citizens of the economic hardship of high-cost health problems.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

(excerpted from Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, DaCapo Press, 2011). Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. A Mental Health Counselor.

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

Health Populi

If you don’t know the work of Dr. Verghese, and since you’re reading the Health Populi blog, you must get to know Dr. V now. Your first dip into his wisdom should be “A Doctor’s Touch,” his TED talk from 2011 with over 1.5

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

(excerpted from Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, DaCapo Press, 2011). Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. A Mental Health Counselor.

Family Therapy Helps Depressed Teens with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Riley of the Oregon Health & Science University showcases the benefits of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes (BFST-D). According to a 2011 study published in Psychosomatics , depression affects approximately 17% of the general population, a number that can double for those with diabetes. The results of Markowitz’s study show how good mental health and a positive outlook can make a significant difference in dealing with a chronic condition like diabetes. “If…

CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

Healthcare Guys

Many government rules have been written to address the type of mesh needed and many electronic health records (EHR) companies have claimed to meet these government requirements and claim the throne of the ultimate mesh maker. Integration of physical and behavioral health.

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Family Therapy Helps Depressed Teens with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Riley of the Oregon Health & Science University showcases the benefits of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes (BFST-D). Managing Type 1 diabetes is tough: add in depression and teenagehood, and blood sugar management becomes extremely difficult.

79 Percent of Doctors Are Burned Out. Can Virtual Care Delivery Help?

GlobalMed

That’s a sharp rise from the 45 percent of doctors that reported burnout in an American Medical Association (AMA) survey in 2011. There’s also provider mental health to consider. Solving Provider Stress with Virtual Health.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

Henry Kotula

Instead of getting rid of private insurance, Biden said he would build on the ACA through the Biden Plan to create a public health insurance option. of their income on health insurance. [link]. Expanding coverage, lowering healthcare costs, central to Democratic agenda.

Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed policies are part of the MyHealthEData initiative, which prioritizes patient health data access and interoperability improvements. Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health. Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes: A Good Start, but is it Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed policies are part of the MyHealthEData initiative, which prioritizes patient health data access and interoperability improvements. Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health. AWV’s are designed specifically to address health risks and encourage evidence-based preventive care in aging adults.

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start But Does It Address Enough

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed policies are part of the MyHealthEData initiative, which prioritizes patient health data access and interoperability improvements. Integration Of Physical And Behavioral Health.

CMSs Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed policies are part of the MyHealthEData initiative, which prioritizes patient health data access and interoperability improvements.But this time the name change wasnt just that. AWVs are designed specifically to address health risks and encourage evidence-based preventive care in aging adults.

CMS’s Proposed Interoperability PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The proposed policies are part of the MyHealthEData initiative, which prioritizes patient health data access and interoperability improvements. Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health.

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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. In 2011, hospitals spent $41.3

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Health systems are increasingly recognizing the benefits of conducting virtual patient visits, rather than in-person visits, and are finding ways to limit the costs. Shez Partovi, MD, chief medical information officer at Dignity Health , says his organization alone performed 12,000 telemedicine consults in 2015—a number that he expects will increase to 20,000 in 2016. State Prisons Turn to Telemedicine to Improve Health and Save Money.

Weekender 6/22/18

HIStalk Weekender

IBM Watson Health executives tell employees that the company will scale back its hospital pay-for-performance tools business. September 2011 – Bond forms CareSync to obtain and manage the medical records of patients. HIStalk Interviews John Talaga, EVP/GM, OnPlan Health.

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The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost. s National Health Service.

Seven Market Trends

LinkousThink

One quarter of all Americans, 73 million patients, are now covered under a managed care health insurance program. A series of vendors have sprung up to do just that for stroke care, mental health, hospitalist and intensivist services, and dermatology. The rise of virtual medical centers In October 2011, Mercy Hospitals announced that it would build a $90 million virtual care center near its headquarters in Chesterfield, MO.