How COVID-19 Is Driving More Deaths of Despair

Health Populi

The analysis quantifies the impact of isolation and loneliness combined with the dramatic economic downturn and mass unemployment with the worsening of mental illness and income inequity on the epidemic of Deaths of Despair. Integrate mental health with health care.

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

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Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

Five mobile apps that are reshaping mental health care

Waracle

When it comes to mental health, the needs and challenges of those needing support are very different. According to MIND , in the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year. Security & Mental Health Apps.

7 Tips for Supporting an Anxious Person with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Now that I’m taking medicine for ADHD, which also helps with my anxiety, I realize the impact my mental health has on my diabetes. Here are 7 things I’d love for other people to keep in mind regarding diabetes and mental health, based on my experience: 1.

How To Decide Which Mental Health Practice Software is Right for You

TheraNest

How to Select the Best Mental Health Practice Software for Your Practice. Choosing mental health software for electronic health records (EHR) can be tricky. The answers to these questions will help you decide what type of mental health practice software you need.

Why Teens with Type 1 Should Consider Psychotherapy

Insulin Nation

When my son was first diagnosed, he had some mental health struggles. The mom of one of the struggling teens said her child has a mental health evaluation coming up the following week.

10 Tips to Stay Healthy with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Reducing Risks – You can take steps now to lower your risks of developing health problems in the future. Talk to a psychologist or other mental health provider who provides diabetes-focused therapy if you feel depressed or overwhelmed. Michael J.

Trauma Heightens Chances of Type 1 in Kids

Insulin Nation

Dr. Ludvigsson suggests that this study provides further evidence of the value of providing adequate mental health support for children who experience traumatic events. Quick Hit.

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.

Recovering from Diabulimia

Insulin Nation

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. My A1C is very good, and I feel great about my overall health.

The Odyssey of a Runaway with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Trance Rodenbough, an insulin-dependent sixteen-year-old with a history of running away, left a rural hospital intensive care unit under his own steam and about 110 miles from his home in Guthrie, Oklahoma on Friday of Labor Day weekend in 2015.

I Grapple with Hypoglycemia-Induced Depression

Insulin Nation

If you find you also experience emotional valleys with hypoglycemia, it’s important to track how your mental health changes in relation to fluctuations in your diabetes management.

Why Teens with Type 1 Should Consider Psychotherapy

Insulin Nation

When my son was first diagnosed, he had some mental struggles. The mom of one of the struggling teens said her child has a mental health evaluation coming up the following week. Over coffee, I and a group of other D-mothers started sharing stories of our teens with Type 1.

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. implementing the technology in 2015. By reducing the number of potentially preventable admissions, health systems can greatly reduce medical costs.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

Clocktree

On October 26, 2017, The White Housedeclared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and the administration acknowledged a need to expand treatment throughout rural areas specifically by making telemedicine more accessible. Healthcare Mental Health Telehealth Telemedicine Opioid Crisis

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.

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. implementing the technology in 2015. By reducing the number of potentially preventable admissions, health systems can greatly reduce medical costs.

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

NextGen’s community HIE Attesting to MU 2 (acute in 2014, ambulatory in 2015) Push & pull methods of data exchange CRISP’s magic button to give docs “a broader scale of information.” Maryland eCare “We’re the mouse that roars” In the current health system landscape, where organizations just keep growing, Calvert Health System is considered to be quite small. Attesting to MU 2 (acute in 2014, ambulatory in 2015).

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The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on public health and healthy communities.

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

This statement underscored a theme that permeated the majority of the day’s conversation, led by executives at some 60+ emerging and established digital health companies. is a win for population health management. By Amanda Guisbond, Director of Communications, @agbond. “We

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

This statement underscored a theme that permeated the majority of the day’s conversation, led by executives at some 60+ emerging and established digital health companies. is a win for population health management. By Amanda Guisbond, Director of Communications, @agbond. “We

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

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The second graphic, labeled Figure 3, compares national health spending as a share of U.S.

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. And, as a growing public health issue, “guns” could also be adjacent to health. “If it isn’t a health problem, then why are all these people dying from it?”

Community-Based Organizations Remain Integral to Reduce HIV/AIDS Disparities

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

1, 2015), we offer this following post written by community practitioners, advocates, activists and researchers with the Kaiser Permanente Community-Based HIV Test and Treat Initiative. Through the initiative they have found that community-based organizations play a critical role in serving people living with HIV when they are able to link their medical care with social, economic and behavioral support services – the total health of an individual. . For World AIDS Day (Dec.

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

Health Populi

the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. health care delivery. Across the U.S.,

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program

CMS.gov

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity: Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program. The cooperative agreements will allow CMS to collaborate with stakeholders to address essential topics such as: clinician engagement, burden minimization, consumer-informed decisions, critical measure gaps, quality measure alignment, consumer-informed decisions, clinician engagement, and efficient data collection that minimizes health care provider burden.

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

Health Populi

Philips continues on its “journey into Connected Care,” as Roy described the current trajectory as the company has pivoted directly into the heart of the coronavirus pandemic with health care systems around the world. It’s also an enormous stress test of the [health care] system.

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

Health Populi

a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute. Average annual spending for a healthy worker ran $1,320 between 2013 and 2015. A key co-morbidity that the report calls out is mental illness.

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.

Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

“To see whether these laws translate to more use of telemedicine, researchers examined private health insurance claims data from 2005 to 2017 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse. “Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

large employers (companies with over 500 employees) said they would provide telehealth coverage with their health insurance in states where it’s an allowed option ( NGBH ). Sixty-nine percent of physicians are willing to use telehealth, up from 57% reported in 2015 ( American Well ).

Telemental Health Gets Its Moment

American Well

The impact of behavioral health is finally getting its moment in the sun. As the shades of stigma are slowly lifted, people are beginning to speak about mental health and substance use disorders. The post Telemental Health Gets Its Moment appeared first on American Well.

The Virtual Couch: Rise of the Digital Therapist

Lloyd Price

When it comes to mental health, the digital world is often portrayed as the enemy. But, increasingly, psychologists and therapists are looking to the digital world to create or deliver programmes that might improve our mental health.

Telemental Health Gets Its Moment

American Well

The impact of behavioral health is finally getting its moment in the sun. As the shades of stigma are slowly lifted, people are beginning to speak about mental health and substance use disorders. The post Telemental Health Gets Its Moment appeared first on American Well.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

While mental health used to take up the largest share of telehealth work, it moved from first to fifth on the list, representing only 7% of insurance claim distribution. Even with time and money saved, patients see the benefit in remote health services.

Children With Diabetes at Higher Risk of Depression

Insulin Nation

Children with diabetes are more at risk of depression than the average population, according to a 2015 study published in Diabetes Care. Often, mental health professionals make the distinction that depressive behavior is exhibited over a prolonged period of time.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

care innovations

In Fierce Healthcare’s report of the first telehealth study , which author Matt Kuhrt describes as a letter published in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association , researchers found a “ notable uptick in the use of telemedicine among primary care physicians between 2015 and 2017.”.

Reducing Suicide via Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.