Seven Market Trends


I have selected seven topics for brief comments and predictions as we start 2012: 1. 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. Other health systems are looking closely at these developments and, if successful, will start on their own versions of virtual centers.

The boom in VC funding for Mental Health startups

Lloyd Price

Back in 2009, venture capital investors backed seven companies in the mental health space. Jump to this year, and VCs have already completed 30 deals for companies working to help people improve mental health and mindfulness.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

American Well

Mental Health Awareness Month has a nearly 70-year history of informing the public about one of the biggest medical issues affecting the country. While there are countless reasons why people skip making an appointment, part of the blame lies with lack of access to mental care.

Behavioral Health Associated with 70% Increase in Healthcare Spending

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. 6 of the top 10 largest health plans entrust BHM for peer reviews. CLICK HERE to learn more about how BHM helps your organization curb behavioral health costs.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

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. Health, psychological well-being. ” A recent article in the BMJ talks about “Valuing health as development: going beyond gross domestic product.”

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D.

Americans Growing Health Consumer Muscles and Knowledge: McKinsey

Health Populi

McKinsey’s consumer research identified four themes: affordability as a pressing consumer concern; lack of continuity of care for many consumers; growing demand for digital convenience and access; and, greater willingness to partake in health care programs that lower costs, if made available.

New mothers to be offered NHS counselling by Skype to tackle post-natal depression

mHealth Insight

Laura Donnelly, Health Editor at the Telegraph reports on how new mothers will be offered counselling by Skype under NHS plans to tackle post-natal depression.

Getting Started with Telehealth


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telebehavioral Health Institute. 2012): 383-385.

Americans’ Trust in the Healthcare System Low Compared to Rest-of-World’s Health Citizens

Health Populi

I covered the launch of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer across all industries here in Health Populi in January 2018 , when this year’s annual report was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos as it is each year. health ecosystem stakeholders. In the U.S.,

Is talking to software the next big step in healthcare delivery?

The cHealth Blog

I’ve written about the need to adopt the use of technology to create one-to-many care delivery models in several recent blog posts looking at technology and the provider , voice technology , and connected health for our aging population. Provider to Patient Ratios by 2020.

Getting Started with Telehealth


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. It can be a powerful tool that makes mental health care easier and more convenient to access and provide. Greater access: Telehealth can make mental health services more accessible and convenient—increasing mental health treatment outcomes.

Recovering from Diabulimia

Insulin Nation

Then in 2012 I started losing weight again, and this time it wasn’t because of my own efforts. It has done wonders for my A1C, but it has been a test of my strength and mental health. I don’t exercise as a form of mental and physical punishment.

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

mHealth Insight

This blog post by Dr Joe Kvedar reflecting on Apple’s Health Record announcement makes for interesting reading ( I’m very optimistic about what this means for Patients and Carers ). In 2012, Google shut down Google Health after just three years due to “lack of widespread adoption.”

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. Health.