Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Health IoT creates huge opportunities for public health and software companies

The Healthcare Guys

It was evident from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month that there’s a great deal of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) in general and for Health IoT in particular. We believe that these are tremendous opportunities for public health and software companies like ours. It is why we are investing so much of our own resources to promote the open design, secure exchange, and value-added analysis of health data systems.

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

Health Populi

American saw the greatest number of deaths from suicide and alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities was recorded in 2016. wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. states had the biggest increases in alcohol, drug and suicide deaths between 2015 and 2016, and in six states and Washington DC the death rates grew by over 20% — particularly in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Two in Three Americans Cite the U.S. Presidential Election is a Significant Source of Stress, Even More than the 2016 Race

Health Populi

If you felt stressed during the 2016 Presidential election season, you were also one in a million. The latest, published 7 October, finds that the 2020 Presidential election is a source of significant stress for more Americans than the 2016 race.

The DOL Proposes Revisions To Form 5500: Here’s What We Know So Far

ACA Times

Proposed changes are highlighted under the following categories: Modernize Financial and Investment Reporting by Pension Plans, Support Oversight of Group Health Plans and Ongoing Implementation of PPACA, Reporting to Satisfy Public Health Service Act Sections 2715A and 2717. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Form 5500 Group Health Plan Information Reporting

Appeals Court Upholds ACA Contraceptive Mandate

ACA Times

The Obama administration allows nonprofit organizations that object to providing contraception coverage in their health insurance plans to send a letter the Department of Health and Human Services, notifying the agency of their religious objections. Judge Jill Pryor, who wrote the opinion for the 11th Circuit panel, said Congress included the mandate for contraceptive coverage in the ACA “to improve women’s health and public health generally.”

Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

Health Populi

“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country. The coronavirus pandemic has changed so many aspects of American health care for so many people, including doctors. health care.

UK Petition Asks Government to Pay for Costs of CGMs

Insulin Nation

Mr. Reed is on the Committee on Regulatory Reform, and from 2011 to 2015 he served as the Shadow Minister of Health. under Britain’s National Health Program for people with Type 1 diabetes. Additionally, the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE), which sets patient care standards and advises the government on public health matters, has taken the position that CGMs should generally be confined to clinical, or physician-supervised, use.

How the 21st Century Cures Act Will Change Diabetes Care

Insulin Nation

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress overwhelmingly passed The 21st Century Cures Act, and the president signed the bill into law on December 13th, 2016. This legislation boosts funding to the National Institutes of Health and establishes an innovation grant fund to “accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery” of new treatments and therapies. Public Health Service’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Filming the ViaCyte Type 1 Stem Cell Experiment

Insulin Nation

The public still knows very little about diabetes,” Hepner said in a telephone interview. She and producer Angel Castillo believe that as treatment devices like pumps become smaller, and insulin pens make injections easier, it all makes daily maintenance more discrete, ultimately allowing a national public health problem such as diabetes to remain curtained in misunderstanding.

Massachusetts School Diabetes Care is Very Nurse-Centered

Insulin Nation

State public health regulation prohibits school nurses from delegating administration of any “parenteral” medication to a child – a parenteral medication is any medication that can’t be taken via the digestive system. I spoke with several parents about this at a JDRF 2016 Summit in Boston this past February. Try Type 2 Nation , our sister publication.

The Trust Deficit Is Bad for Health: A Health/Care Lens on the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer

Health Populi

Health is the cornerstone to our core needs, thereby the cornerstone to trust.” ” So wrote Kirsty Graham , Global Leader of Sectors and Global Chair of Health at Edelman, in an essay explaining the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer.

Teens with Diabetes at Greater Risk of Dropping Out

Insulin Nation

We recently came across a sobering fact from a 2012 Yale School of Public Health study : children with diabetes have a six percent higher risk of dropping out than the average population, according to two economic researchers. The study was originally published in the journal Health Affairs.

Vectors through Consent to Control Big-Data Feeding frenzy

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This is part of a series of articles on the various Privacy Consent mechanisms that are being developed in HL7, IHE, and HEART. This article will detail the various vectors that Patients desire to control. This discussion will not be on any of the specific solutions, but rather the overall requirement.

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Telemedicine service “MyDocNow” launches in Philippines

American Well

MyDocNow is partnering with US-based company Avizia, a pioneer in the delivery of a telehealth platform that works with large health systems and insurance providers to connect patients to healthcare specialists anywhere in the world. The MyDocNow platform is ideally suited to support a large scale deployment for public health purposes in rural deployment in the Philippines for the people” ….

Telemedicine service “MyDocNow” launches in Philippines

American Well

MyDocNow is partnering with US-based company Avizia, a pioneer in the delivery of a telehealth platform that works with large health systems and insurance providers to connect patients to healthcare specialists anywhere in the world. “The MyDocNow platform is ideally suited to support a large scale deployment for public health purposes in rural deployment in the Philippines for the people” … Dr. Jose Miquel Vergara, Chief Medical Officer MyDocNow.

Employee Spotlight

American Well

Before that, I worked at the Harvard School of Public Health for seven years, which helped me to better understand the challenges we face in providing healthcare to all. Name: Sierra Sohl-Dickstein. Title: Senior Product Manager. Department: Product Management. Start Date: December, 2014. What attracted you to American Well? When I was interviewing, I was struck by the enthusiasm of everyone I met.

Employee Spotlight

American Well

Before that, I worked at the Harvard School of Public Health for seven years, which helped me to better understand the challenges we face in providing healthcare to all. Name: Sierra Sohl-Dickstein. Title: Senior Product Manager. Department: Product Management. Start Date: December, 2014. What attracted you to American Well? When I was interviewing, I was struck by the enthusiasm of everyone I met.

The Most Relevant Companies in Health Care – Learning From the W2O Group

Health Populi

Five years ago, in 2016, the W2O Group said that, “Relevance is reputation.” ” That year the firm began to study the relevance of, well, relevance for organizations especially operating in the health/care ecosystem. This includes health care.

Black Health Should Matter More in America: The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health

Health Populi

More than four times as many Black women believe that it’s a bad time to be Black in America in 2020 versus 2011, we learn from The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The Health Affairs study analyzed the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. This data point comes from research published in JAMA in April 2016 on the association between income and life expectancy in the U.S. Today, the Brookings Institution convened a meeting on the funding for social determinants of health to address disparities, costs, and quality of healthcare in America.

The Suicide Rate in America Increased by 40% between 2000 and 2017. Blue Collar Workers Were Much More At Risk.

Health Populi

The latest report from the CDC on Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation provides a current analysis of the National Violent Death Reporting System which collects data from 32 states, this data set from 2016. The national average suicide rate for men in 2016 was 27.4

Wear A Mask and Save 5% of US GDP: My Independence Day Holiday Wish

Health Populi

Public Health Workers. As a sidebar, I am mindful that Taiwan’s leader is President Tsai Ing-wen , the first female leader of the nation elected in 2016. This would be a collective embrace of our health citizenship.

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

Health Populi

“We” was a trio including Antoinette Thomas (@NurseTechExec1), Chief Patient Experience Officer with Microsoft, David Ryan (@DavidPRyan), former long-time Global Head of Intel’s Health/Life Science business; and, me. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

FHIR Oauth Scope

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Beyond Normal There are sensitive health topics: HIV status, drug abuse, Finding Normal This is not an easy tag to set on data, so unfortunately most data is marked "Normal". This allows for the normal "Treatment", or "Billing" but also includes in the vector marketing, legal, public health reporting, eligibility, etc. As FHIR matures, the security topic becomes more and more important.

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Filming the ViaCyte Type 1 Cell Experiment

Insulin Nation

The public still knows very little about diabetes,” Hepner said in a telephone interview. She and producer Angel Castillo believe that as treatment devices like pumps become smaller, and insulin pens make injections easier, it all makes daily maintenance more discrete, ultimately allowing a national public health problem such as diabetes to remain curtained in misunderstanding. Try Type2Nation , our sister publication.

Stress in America, One Year into the Pandemic – an APA Update on Parents, Healthcare Workers, and Black Americans

Health Populi

A Year into our collective coronavirus experience, Americans remain stressed, with physical health taking a back seat to our daily grinds based on the 2021 Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). Stress is US: Health Care is the #1 Stressor in America.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

year from 2016. Department of Health and Human Services. The rates of death for younger ages significantly grew between 2016 and 2017 in the age cohorts 25-34 and 35-44. That’s due to the fact that the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths with synthetic opioids (not methadone) increased by 45% between 2016 and 2017. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. Food — healthy, accessible, fairly-priced — is a key social determinant of individual health, wellness, and a public’s ability to pursue happiness. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health. In 2016, the U.S.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. ” This topic set the context for my conversation with Maneesh Juneja, digital health futurist and global speaker on health, technology and people.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health. Financial stress is a factor ranking high for people dealing with both mental health challenges and chronic health conditions. That is a unifying health principle that we can build on.

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. Health citizens living in states in New England, and then those west of Michigan and north of Missouri and Kansas, demonstrate better-than-average health outcomes.

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

In the US, when it comes to life and death, it’s good to live in Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa — the top five states with the greatest life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at birth in 2016. For health and longevity, sorry to see the lowest five ranked states are Washington DC which ranks last, along with Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Alabama. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Public health is personal health at the ZIP code level.

What is the best master's program for physicians? by @HealthcareWen

Medicine and Technology

This is a guest post by Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA (A follow up previous post about Physicians Evolving Role in Health Care ) I am frequently asked by physician leaders and other clinicians interested in nonclinical responsibilities " What is the best master's program that I should pursue?

Healthcare Access and Cost Top Americans’ Concerns in Latest Gallup Poll

Health Populi

It’s important to note that equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans were worried about healthcare between 2014 and 2016 as the Affordable Care Act was being implemented. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Today is National Employee Benefits Day , and health benefits continue to rank as the most-valued benefit offered at the American workplace. healthcare is based largely on cost: one-half of workers experienced an increase in health care costs in the past year.

IKEA Garners the Top Health & Wellness Award at Cannes Lions 2019 – the Expanding Health/Care Ecosystem

Health Populi

Health is now everyone’s business,” Shaheed Peera, Executive Creative Director of Publicis LifeBrands, said this week at the 2019 Cannes Lions awards. Shaheed also led the Health & Wellness jury at Cannes Lions 2019, the mission of which is to, in the words of the award’s portal, “celebrate creativity for personal wellbeing.” ” The Grand Prix Lions award for Health & Wellness went to IKEA for the company’s ThisAbles campaign.

Obese, Access-Challenged and Self-Rationing: America’s Health Vs Rest-of-World

Health Populi

gets relatively low ROI for its relatively exorbitant spending on healthcare, noted once again in the latest Health at a Glance , the annual OECD report on member nations’ healthcare systems. The answer is, “not well across most population health, access, and mortality measures.” The northern climbing bar is health care spending in the U.S. Here’s the health spending chart from the report, showing the U.S. The U.S.

Studies: ACA Has No Effect on Hours Worked [UPDATE]

ACA Times

Shortly after the passage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some economists predicted that the law would cause employers to slash workweeks to less than 30 hours to avoid having to offer health insurance to full-time employees. Critics of the health law said it would negatively affect workweeks for several reasons. They said employers would reduce work hours for many of their employees to less than 30 to avoid the requirement to offer health insurance coverage.

The Remarkable Rise of Pharma’s Reputation in the Pandemic

Health Populi

First, check out the gainers on the list: after pharma, health insurance was the second biggest rep-winner in our COVID year, gaining 23 percentage points in the poll. consumers trusted the biotech health industry segment compared with the pharmaceutical segment.

Feds Confirm Their Own ACA Emergency Care Cost Guidelines

ACA Times

The ACEP ’s case was specifically centered around the language in Section 2719A of the Public Health Service Act ( PHS Act) for determining out-of-network emergency services. In a 2016 press release , the ACEP asserted that insurance companies had failed to provide fair coverage for their insured patients and that the method for determining out-of-network emergency services was inadequate.