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Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

My Holiday Wish List for Connected Health

The cHealth Blog

However, you may not be too surprised to learn that I prefer to take what we’ve learned and look ahead, to anticipate the future and set our sights on the next milestones for connected health.

Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Today, Partners HealthCare Connected Health continues to push the envelope by transforming healthcare through tools like remote monitoring and virtual care. The term “Connected Health”. Payers & retail as drivers of mobile health. For us, we thought connectivity was a big part of what made this special. The initial vision was time and place independent, and you had to have connectivity for that.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

With the acquisition of GreatCall, a mature player in the aging-tech space, Best Buy is doubling down on consumer health technology@retail. Even with Amazon-everything, and in health/care, too, Best Buy has successfully navigated the rough retail waters to get to this point.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Joe Kvedar, Humanizing Healthcare through Connected Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Joe Kvedar, VP, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he is leveraging personal health care technologies to improve health care delivery and help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Joe has a couple of books out, is an active blogger at The cHealth Blog , and chairs the Connected Health conference.

Design, Empathy and Ethics Come to Healthcare: HXD

Health Populi

Design-thinking has come to health/care, finally, and Amy Cueva has been beating this drum for a very long time. I’m blogging live while attending HXD 2018 in Cambridge, MA, the health/care design conference convened by Mad*Pow, 26th and 27th June 2018.

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

Chilmark Research

Improving health and well-being must be part of our everyday lives – or, as this year’s conference theme put it, part of “the connected life journey.”. Get it right, Yeh said, and aging makes us happier – and happiness has been linked to better health and longevity.

Mary Meeker on Healthcare in 2018: Connectivity, Consumerization, and Costs

Health Populi

Health care features prominently in the nearly-300 slides curated by Mary Meeker in her always- informative report on Internet Trends 2018. I’ve mined Meeker’s report for several years here on Health Populi: 2017 – Digital healthcare at the inflection point, via Mary Meeker.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

Health Populi

Health agencies will have to become at least as sophisticated as other consumer/retail industries in analyzing a variety of data that helps uncover root causes of human behavior,” Gartner recommended in 2017.

Connected Health Initiative Sees Positive Movement in FDA Guidance

ConnectedHealth

This morning, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidance to provide greater clarity in the regulation and adoption of medical-grade software and digital health innovations. Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative, released the following statement in response to the FDA’s announcement.

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim.

Livongo and Cambia Allying to Address Chronic Disease Burden and Scale Solutions to Consumers

Health Populi

the chronic disease burden takes a massive toll on both public health and mortality, accounting for 7 in 10 deaths in America each year. That personal health toll comes at a high price and proportion of national health expenditures.

Connected Health Initiative (CHI) Check-In – Halfway Through 2017!

ConnectedHealth

2017 has been a busy year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). As we reflect on the first half of the year, we’ve pulled together highlights of what we have done, and what lies ahead in our mission to foster a robust connected health ecosystem. We continue advocating for an environment that will modernize our healthcare system and bring more connected health technologies to more Americans in more places.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

And it’s in personal health information: a medical record is valued 8 to 10 times the price of a credit card on the black market. The post Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018 appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Healthcare’s Profits Will Be Dramatically Redistributed as Care Shifts to Consumers: Accenture

Health Populi

Observing the influx of new flavors of entrants like Amazon and Google, start-ups like Iora Health, Oscar and FetchMD, begs the question: how will legacy healthcare system players fare?

MACRA: Medicare’s Opportunity to Finally Embrace Connected Health Technology

ConnectedHealth

The nation’s healthcare system is in the middle of a major transition – one that, if done well, will have an incredible impact on the lives of millions Americans who rely on Medicare. The $900 billion federal program provides health insurance for Americans over 65 and others who suffer from certain conditions and diseases.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

As an innovative healthcare organization, Ochsner, a large Louisiana- based health network with 12 hospitals, 40 clinicians and an a 1,000+ Physician Group Practice, is committed to helping consumers use mobile and wearable connected health tools for self- management and care collaboration.

Will People Enrolled in Medicaid Want to Be Amazon Prime’d?

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: I’ve talked and written about this concept in the past couple of years as one way to extend healthy eating and living opportunities to people residing in food and commercial deserts — a way to overcome a key social determinant of health which is healthy food access.

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond. Connected Patient Forum | #Engage4Health + #HIMSS18.

Hospitals Work to Address Customer Experience Gap With Consumers, Kaufman Hall Finds

Health Populi

Hospital and healthcare providers are getting real about improving patient and health consumer experience, the latest Kaufman Hall research finds. Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a hard return-on-investment for garnering patients’ satisfaction and HCAHPS scores.

Significant FDA Regulatory Advancements Clear a Path Forward for Connected Health Innovators

ConnectedHealth

More than 60 percent of Americans already use mobile apps to make informed choices about their health. In the year ahead, we expect app-enabled telehealth tools and remotely monitored patient-generated health data (PGHD) to present more promising avenues to improve care quality, reduce hospitalizations, avoid medical complications, and improve patient satisfaction, particularly for the chronically ill.

FemTech is Hot, and Fitbit Knows It

Health Populi

But not when it comes to digital health…at least until 2018, as Fitbit has announced a woman-focused smartwatch called the Versa which is expected to hit the market in April 2018. So here Fitbit also has an argument for financial wellness, along with health and fitness.

Where has all the telemedicine research gone?

Telehealth Blog

No, there’s still a lot to discover and basic research is alive and well. The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH [link] ) was formed in 2016 by a small team of academics, researchers, and clinical professionals.

In This Eroding Era of Trust, Consumers Look to Doctors Above Banks and Retailers for Trusted Sharing

Health Populi

I’ve mined, through my health economic lens, the U.S. In each connected health scenario, data (and a lot of it) are generated, moving into each app’s or system’s cloud. Who better than the physician to be the data steward for peoples’ personal health information?

If Data Is The New Oil in Healthcare, Will It Be Safe to Drink? The Accenture Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

With the vast majority of patients’ medical records now digitized in electronic health records systems, the opportunities to mine, learn from, and act on the findings are promising for U.S. But can we nudge stakeholders in health and healthcare to “do no harm?”.

Connected Health Initiative Congratulates the University of Mississippi Medical Center for Recognition as a Telehealth Center of Excellence

ConnectedHealth

Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Telehealth Center of Excellence. Morgan Reed, Executive Director of ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative shared the following praise for UMMC: “We commend the UMMC Center for Telehealth for this well-deserved recognition. Today, Senator Thad Cochran announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was awarded the U.S.

Re-Imagining Healthcare – a Lesson from Von Clausewitz in the Fog of War

Health Populi

Governor Mark Leavitt, who held the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush, offered this advice at the recent Liberation 2018 conference hosted by Medecision.

Consumer Trust, Privacy and Healthcare – Considering #HIMSS18 in the Stark Light of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Health Populi

We who work in healthcare must pose the questions: going forward, how trusting will patients, consumers and caregivers be sharing their personal health information (PHI)? Cyber-breaches are a new-normal in health care. What a difference a couple of weeks make….

HIPAA 180

From Bathroom to Bedroom: Insights from CES 2018

The cHealth Blog

CES is always a bit of a phenomena and I, like many others, carefully follow the news and trends in consumer health technology being showcased in Vegas. I am especially interested in how some of the newest technologies might impact our work, and seeing how connected health tools are evolving.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences.

Think Like a LEGO Builder in Healthcare – Considering PwC’s New Health Economy Vision

Health Populi

Expect “new combinations” of industry actors and technologies to reorganize and re-imagine healthcare, with an eye on both price and investments in customer experience (CX), PwC envisions in their latest report on The New Health Economy in the Age of Disruption.

Medicare Reimbursement for Remote Monitoring Should Drive Adoption (What a long, strange trip it’s been….)

The cHealth Blog

At Partners Connected Health , in collaboration with colleagues in our delivery system, we have shown , more than once , that home monitoring of patients with congestive heart failure leads to lower hospitalization rates and improved mortality.

A Front Row Seat for the Future of Technology-Enabled Health and Wellness

The cHealth Blog

The 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC) is right around the corner, after months of planning, organizing and confirming a terrific lineup of speakers and events. It is a must-attend event if you are in any way interested in the growing field of digital health.

Coming Soon… The New Mobile Age

The cHealth Blog

This is gratifying personally, but also brings in new audience members and broadens the discussion about connected health. Aging Baby Boomers want control of their health and want to grow old on their own terms. I have fallen behind on blogging over the last few months.

Exciting Announcements from SEARCH2018!

Telehealth Blog

The SEARCH Telehealth Research Symposium, scheduled for October 24 – 25 in San Diego, CA, will focus on sharing findings from existing telehealth research to demonstrate lessons learned from connected health programs with an emphasis on planning, research, training and education.

The Path to Scale for Digital Therapeutics

The cHealth Blog

There are now many examples of how a digital intervention can have the same or better clinical outcome as a chemical therapeutic, demonstrating the power of connected health, particularly in the realm of lifestyle-related chronic illness.

Intelligent, On- Demand Healthcare Concierge Provides Personalized Patient Experience

Consumer eHealth Engagement

It all started with a simple question one day, and grew into a trusted health relationship a few short months later. She first learned from her employer about the Accolade platform and health advisor service last summer.