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The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

Health Populi

The same percentage of people over 50 own a voice assistant, a market penetration rate which more than doubled between 2017 and 2019, AARP noted in the 2020 Tech and the 50+ Survey published in December 2019. practicing physicians to carry the health data privacy and security burden?

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. In 2019, 28 states have payment parity policies for Medicaid.

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Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

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The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. Telehealth adoption also grew from 2017 to 2018. Live video use roughly doubled, from 19% in 2017 to 34% in 2018.

Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

Health Populi

As more of our “things” get digitally connected, there’s an unanswered question about how our connected lives impact human life and health. So “digital transformation” is indeed a growing feature of modern health care.

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Expect insurers to accelerate programs and policies that cut costs and to push for value-based contracting as consumers demand more transparency in healthcare pricing. Payers have ratcheted down hospital payments by creating policies with an eye toward providing care at less-costly locations, designing health plans that put more healthcare utilization costs on members and by replacing fee-for-service payments with value-based contracts. [link].

Five Healthcare Industry Changes to Watch in 2020

Henry Kotula

Industry experts expect significant changes to shake up the healthcare landscape in the next few years, which will affect both health insurers and providers. They should continue to analyze changing patient demographics, consumer preferences, and satisfaction trends, Timoni says.