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Physicians More Bullish On the Benefits of Digital Tools for Patient Care, the AMA Tells Us

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Most doctors see the advantages of digital health tools like telehealth, consumers’ access to their health information, and point-of-care workflow solutions, the American Medical Association found in a survey of 1300 physicians, published in September 2022.

Health is Everywhere, and Telehealth Is Health – And It’s Personal

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If health is nurtured and made where we live, work, play pray, learn, and shop, the healthcare should be everywhere. That’s the promise, increasingly a reality, of telehealth.

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Virtual Care and Mental Health Top of Mind for Employers’ Workplaces in 2023

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The concept that all companies are “health care companies” takes on greater import in the wake of the pandemic.

Vaccinations, Art and Labor Day: Learning from Diego Rivera and Edsel Ford

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For Labor Day 2022, I’m thinking about health, vaccines, work (especially returning-to-work), and art. Let’s start with the vaccine news.

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Climate Change Is Not Good for Health and Living Things

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There is an image from my childhood, drawn by Lorraine Schneider, which reads “War is not healthy for children and other living things.”

Life Expectancy Falls in the U.S., the Largest 2-Year Decline in 100 Years

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Life expectancy at birth in 2021 in the United States fell to 76.1 years, the lowest level since 1996. Men fared much worse than women, with 73,2 years of life expectancy versus 79.1 years for women, the latest research from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics revealed.

The Evolution of a Patient Ambassador – Learning from Stacy Hurt

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“I am a health care executive who happens to be a patient, caregiver, and advocate,” Stacy Hurt explained to me in a Zoom chat we shared on 31 May. I asked her to meet with me to discuss her professional news update: being appointed Parexel’s first Patient Ambassador.

The More Chronic Conditions, the More Likely a Patient Will Have Medical Debt

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There is a direct association between a person’s health status and patient outcomes and their financial health, quantified in original research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Partnering Up in the Health Care Ecosystem to Drive Transformation – for Organizations and Health Consumers Alike

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“Partnerships, including JVs and alliances with other healthcare organizations and with new entrants, are just one way to access new capabilities, unlock speed to market, and achieve capital, scale, and operational efficiencies” in health care transformations.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Most Consumers Are Health and Wellness Consumers, Even in Hard Financial Times, Accenture Finds

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Consumers consider health and well-being as an “essential” household spending category based on new research from Accenture.

What If Costco Designed the Prescription Drugs Sales Model?

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The good news about prescription drugs, in the context of medical spending in the U.S., is that 9 in 10 medicines prescribed are generics. They comprise only 3% of all U.S. healthcare spending. But there’s bad news about prescription drugs in the context of medical spending in America.

What Person-Centered Interoperability Looks Like: Seqster

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He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded.

Your State as a Determinant of Health: Sharecare’s 2021 Community Well-Being Index

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People whose sense of well-being shifted positively in the past two years are finding greater personal purpose and financial health, we see in Sharecare’s Community Well-Being Index – 2021 State Rankings Report. Sharecare has been annually tracking well-being across the 50 U.S.

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

The Retail Health Battle Royale in the U.S. – A Week-Long Brainstorm, Day 1 of 5

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I’ve returned to the U.S. for a couple of months, having lived in and worked from Brussels, Belgium, since October 2021 (save for about ten days in March 2022). Work and life slow down in Europe in July and August, giving us the opportunity to return to our U.S.

People in the U.S. Without the Internet Were More Likely To Die in the Pandemic

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Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans lacked Internet access were more likely to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open this month.

The Old Gays Working with Walgreens on TikTok: Breaking Down Stereotypes and Having Fun with Health

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How much do I love this media campaign from Walgreens , collaborating with the foursome The Old Gays who have a growing multi-million person fan base on TikTok? How much? A whole lot! Kudos to Walgreens for creating engaging, informative, and fun!

Patients Look Beyond the Pandemic to Pharma for Engagement, Innovation, and Integrity

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted patients who were already deeply engaged with their own health care before the coronavirus emerged.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

Hacking Health Care, Your Top Health-Tech Summer Read

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“Tom Lawry reminds us that the health care industry can shift from glacial to warp speed when it needs to. Given the right tools, we can evolve from health systems to systems of health, baked with Responsible Intelligence to do good while embedded with respect, inclusion, and transparency.

Big Tech + Digital Health: Even Big-Ticket Mistakes Won’t Dissuade Companies From Healthcare

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“Big Tech has the capability to disrupt healthcare, though the complexity of healthcare ecosystems is not making it easy for these companies,” according to Big Tech & Digital Health , a detailed update from HealthXL published last week.

The Legacy of COVID-19 Is Shaping Consumers’ Purchases for Health-At-Home

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While inflation and financial stress is depressing consumer demand for many purchases the “legacy of COVID-19” is having lost-lasting impacts on how people see their homes — especially as sites for health and wellness.

On Valentine’s Day 2022, Let’s Remember That Love is a Social Determinant of Health

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While love can’t solve all of the world’s problems, it is absolutely a basic human need and a positive force for health and well-being.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Only 1 in 4 People Over 50 Use a Mobile Health App – And They Tend to Be Healthier and Wealthier

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Just over 1 in 4 people over 50 in the U.S. use at least one mobile health app, and 56% of older people have never used one. Among seven mhealth tools, the most commonly-used is to track exercise.

How Twitter Revealed Consumer Health Care Trends in the Pandemic

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During the pandemic, millions of people connected with Twitter to share thoughts and feelings about the pandemic…and their health.

The CES 2022 Tech Trends to Watch Have Everything To Do With Health/Care

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The four top trends to watch for this week at CES 2022 are transportation, space tech, sustainable technology, and digital health, based on Steve Koenig’s annual read-out that kicks off this largest annual conference featuring innovations in consumer electronics.

Use of Preventive Health Services Declined Among Commercially Insured People – With Big Differences in Telehealth for Non-White People, Castlight Finds

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Declines in preventive care services like cancer screenings and blood glucose testing concern employers, whose continued to cover health insurance for employees during the pandemic.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

In A Declining Consumer Tech Spending Forecast, Consumer Health Tech Will Grow in 2022: Reading the CTA Tea Leaves

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Supply chain challenges, inflation, and plummeting consumer economic sentiment are setting the stage for a decline in consumer electronics revenues for 2022.

Only in America: Medical Debt Hits High Income and Insured People, KHN and NPR Report

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When high-deductible health plans became part of health insurance design in America, they were lauded as giving patients “more skin in the game” of health care payments.

Consumers Intend to Invest in Technology — With Budget and Value in Mind

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Consumers continued to invest in and use several technologies that supported self-care at home in 2021, with plans to purchase connected health devices, sports and fitness equipment in the next year.

The Higher Cost of Cookouts – Happy, Healthy Independence Day 2022

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On this July 4th holiday, Americans aren’t feeling quite so financially independent on Independence Day 2022.

How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.