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Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

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“The simple fact is that the federal and state governments are doing almost nothing to help people who have a broadband service available that partially meets their needs but abuses them with regular price hikes, spotty reliability, and poor customer service.

Telehealth is Health: It’s Telehealth Awareness Week

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In April 2020, telemedicine morphed into mainstream medical care as hospitals and physicians risk-managed exposure to infection by meeting with patients, virtually, when possible.

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IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

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As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

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Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

How You Can Win the Fight for Workers Against the Odds

In the world of behavioral and home health, where staff turnover is already high, businesses need to do 3 things especially well to win. Download the guide to discover how to attract reliable candidates to grow your business.

#LoveThyNeighbor – A Faith-Based Call for Vaccination

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The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is urging Americans to “love thy neighbor” by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Sister Mary Haddad wrote in an editorial published in Modern Healthcare, published on September 3, 2011. Sister Mary is CEO and President of CHA.

The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

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The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

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There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

Digital Inclusion As Upstream Health Investment

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Without access to connectivity during the pandemic, too many people could not work for their living, attend school and learn, connect with loved ones, or get health care.

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

Empathy Is As Important as the Medical Treatment – the 2021 Accenture Health Experience As Backdrop to HIMSS 2021

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The rise of digital health investment and growing role of technology in health care services only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, people took on their own versions of digital transformation at home, for work, for school, for cooking, shopping, and indeed, for health care.

Dollar General, the Latest Retail Health Destination?

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“What if…healthcare happened where we live, work, play, pray and shop, delivering the highest levels of retail experience?” ” I asked and answered in my book HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen.

Health Insurance in Aisle 3: Why a Grocery Chain is Working on Medicare

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“You can trust us to help you find the right Medicare coverage for you and your lifestyle,” the tagline reads. What kind of organization would be behind this campaign: a healthcare navigator company, an insurance company, or a social services agency?

Digital Health Tools Are Finding Business Models – IQVIA’s 2021 Read on the Health of Digital Health

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In the Age of COVID, over 90,000 new health apps were released, as the supply of digital therapeutics and wearables grew in 2020.

Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

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The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. With 2,250 pharmacies and 220 clinics largely in the Midwest and the southern U.S.,

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

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In April 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a report featuring evidence that in the month of March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was not an equal-opportunity killer.

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

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Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health.

Our Pandemic Lessons: Listening to Michael Dowling – a #HIMSS21 Wrap-Up

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“We don’t un-learn,” Dr. Amy Abernethy asserte d as she shared her pandemic perspectives on a panel with 2 other former U.S. health policy and regulatory leaders. The three spoke about navigating compliance (think: regulations and reimbursement) in an uncertain world.

Frontline Call Center Partners with VBurchett Consulting to Improve Patients' Experiences

Frontline Call Center and VBurchett Consulting are joining forces in modern patient care with a new patient engagement center that utilizes telemedicine.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

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Trust in the technology industry has crashed to an all-time low based on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. As Richard Edelman, CEO, concisely asserted , “Tech loses its halo.” ” The first chart shows the one-year trend on trust across industries through U.S. consumers’ eyes.

Americans Grew Digital Health-Data Muscles in the Pandemic – New Insights from the Pew Charitable Trusts

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“Most Americans clearly recognize the potential benefits that improved health IT can offer, and they want this transformation of the health care system to continue,” the Pew Charitable Trusts research concludes in Most Americans Want to Share and Access More Digital Health Data.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

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Springtime is finally emerging on the east coast of the U.S. and my local CSA farm is on my mind.

Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

What Poor Birth and Maternity Outcomes in the U.S. Say About American Healthcare & “Infrastructure”

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Cain Brothers is a 100+ year old financial services firm with a strong health care experience, now part of KeyBanc.

One in Two Americans with Work-Based Insurance Worries That Healthcare Costs Could Lead to Bankruptcy

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One in two people in the U.S. with employer-sponsored health insurance worry that a major health event in their household could lead to bankruptcy, according to research gathered by West Health and Gallup in Business Speaks: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance.

Chronic Medical Conditions, Mental Health, and Equity On Employers’ Minds for 2022 – Employee Health in the Wake of COVID-19

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One in two people in the U.S. receive health insurance through employers. As large employers tend to be on the vanguard of benefit plan design, it’s useful to understand how these companies are thinking ahead on behalf of their employees.

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

The Healthiest Communities in the U.S. After the Pandemic – U.S. News & Aetna Foundation’s Post-COVID Lists

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Some of America’s least-healthy communities are also those that index greater for vaccine hesitancy and other risks for well-being, found in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Healthiest Communities Rankings.

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

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The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care.

Americans’ Views on Food Have Been Re-Shaped by the Pandemic: Think Security, Immunity, and Sustainability

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As vaccinations jabbed into peoples’ arms in the U.S. continue to immunize health citizens from contracting the coronavirus, millions of folks are looking forward to getting back inside restaurants to enjoy meals out, as well as un-masking when grocery shopping. But people in the U.S.

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

New Primary Care, Retail and Tech Entrants Motivating Hospitals to Grow Consumer Chops

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Rising costs, generational shifts, digital transformation, and fast-growing investments in new health care models and technologies are forcing change in the legacy health care, noted in the State of Consumerism in Healthcare 2021: Regaining Momentum , from Kaufman, Hall & Associates.

And the Oscar Goes To….Power to the Patients!

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Health care has increased its role in popular culture over the years.

Pharmacies Garner Retail Health Love in the Pandemic – Update from J.D. Power

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When we say the word “pharmacy,” we might picture the Main Street brick-and-mortar chain drugstore that dispenses medicines from behind the counter in the far back of the building, and sweet and salty snacks at the front by the cashier.

The Pandemic Accelerated Consumers’ Digital Health Tech Ownership As Big Tech Morphs To Big Health

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The pandemic ushered in millions of peoples’ first digital health experiences, many of which will persist according to the 23rd Annual U.S. Consumer Technology Ownership & Market Potential Study , published by the Consumer Technology Association.

Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.