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Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Most psychologists in the U.S. treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms.

Masks Work. A Picture From Kansas That Tells A Story in Two Words.

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It is said that a picture tells a thousand words. T his picture tells an even quicker story that can save lives: “Masks work.” ” The backstory: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a mask mandate on July 2, 2020.

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Digital Inclusion Is A Social Determinant of Health – Learning Good Things from the NHS

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“Digital,” write large, has been a lifeline during lockdown for those with the access, skills, and confidence to benefit from connecting.

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a shock to people across all aspects of everyday living, for older and younger people, for work and school, for entertainment and travel — all impacting our hearts, minds, and wallets.

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.

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

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Over one-half of Americans would likely use virtual care for their healthcare services, and one in four people would actually prefer a virtual relationship with a primary care physician, according to the fifth annual 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey from UnitedHealthcare.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

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In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

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2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

DIY Health Care and Self-Care Accelerating in the Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has spawned many side-effects re-shaping consumers’ everyday lives. Among them, more time at home, DIY life-flows, and financial well-being are driving growth of self-care health care.

The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies.

The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

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Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends.

Stress in America, Like COVID-19, Impacts All Americans

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With thirteen days to go until the U.S. 2020Elections day, 3rd November, three in four Americans say the future of America is a significant source of stress, according to the latest Stress in America 2020 study from the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, seven in 10 U.S.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

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The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living.

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 COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated Our Demand for Wellness – Learning from Ogilvy

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Every company is a tech company, strategy consultants asserted over the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that every company is a health and wellness company now, at least in the eyes of consumers around the world.

Telehealth Update from J.D. Power, Amwell, Cigna, GoodRx, and a Trio of Smart Doctors

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In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was a “bright spot in the ‘new normal,’” according to a report from J.D. Power, Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Surges During Pandemic but Barriers to Access Persist.

The Pandemic, Amazon, Pharmacy, and the Digital Transformation of Health Consumers

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As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the U.S., Americans were already Primed for ecommerce — even in health care. The coronavirus accelerated the digital transformation on people as consumers — and consumers as health consumers.

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

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In May 2020, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) re-visited the acronym, “PPE.”

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.

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two certainties emerge in the lives of physicians: they are generating less revenue, and they have adopted more virtual care in practices.

Will We See A Field of Dreams for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.?

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“If you build it, he will come,” the voice of James Earl Jones echoes in our minds when we recall the plotline of the film, Field of Dreams. A quick summary if you don’t know the movie: the “it” was a baseball field to be built in a rural cornfield.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

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In January 2020, before we knew how to spell “coronavirus,” millions of consumers were already “Amazon-Primed” for everyday life-flows and consumer behaviors. The pandemic has accelerated consumer trends already in motion early this year when the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) convened the annual CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

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In the pandemic, I’ve been weaving together data to better understand how people as consumers are being re-shaped in daily life across their Maslow Hierarchies of Needs. One of those basic needs has been digital connectivity.

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.

Financial Health Is On Americans’ Minds Just Weeks Before the 2020 Elections

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Financial health is part of peoples’ overall health. As Americans approach November 3, 2020, the day of the real-time U.S. Presidential and down-ballot elections, personal home economics are front-of-mind.

Keep Calm and Carry On With Counting the Votes: How CNN Allied With A Tele-Mental Health App

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Yesterday, the 4th of November 2020, the cable network CNN published a story titled, “Survive election uncertainty with these expert tips on how to cope.”

The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

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The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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In the U.S., the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

My ABCovid-19 Journal, Day 2 – Letters “F” through “J”

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Welcome to Day 2 of my #COVID19 holiday break, welcome to my ABCovid Journal , letters “F” through “J.

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

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If you perceive you are more stressed in the COVID-19 pandemic than you were in 2019, you are one in many millions feeling so. If you felt stressed during the 2016 Presidential election season, you were also one in a million.

For Health Consumers, Trust, Privacy, & Good Experience Must Be Baked Into Digital Health Care

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“Digital transformation” was the mantra for all industries before we heard about the COVID-19 virus. Since the emergence of the pandemic, the coronavirus has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms, AI, and ecommerce.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On February 4 th , 2020, in a hospital in northern California, the first known inpatient diagnosed with COVID-19 died. On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

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This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.