The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers. Everywhere I go, the dialogue is about implementing digital health in order to remain competitive. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on board!

How Covid-19 Can Inspire Tech-Enabled Value-Based Health Care in a Cash-Constrained America

Health Populi

health care financing regime of volume-based payment didn’t fare well as millions of patients postponed or cancelled procedures and visits for fear of contracting the virus in the halls, offices and clinics of hospitals and doctor’s offices. billion is an underestimate because it does not include health systems operating in New York City and San Francisco. ” Both of these EHR implementation deficits have led to learning, which this 91% rate represents.

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


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.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak. A lesser-known component of ARRA was Title XIII, the HITECH Act, which funded hospitals’ and physicians’ adoption of electronic health records systems (EHRs).

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers. Today is Boxing Day and St.

Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

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Connected Health Mobility Patient Engagement Population Health Telehealth How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health. A study by non-profit group FAIR Health suggests a 4,000% increase in telehealth claims across the country. The rapid upscaling of virtual care capacity and the mainstreaming of telehealth have given rise to new digital health tools. Digital health in a post-pandemic era.

Bring Your Own (Health Monitoring) Device: Progress and Challenges

The cHealth Blog

There is progress (see my related post ) on this with the unbundling of CPT code 99091 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and new codes expected for 2019. But uptake of 99091 has been slow because it allows for time spent on the collection and interpretation of patient generated health data at a minimum of 30 minutes of a physician’s review time, per 30 days. Roughly 50% of our earliest cohort of patients had trouble connecting or staying connected.

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How To Become a Telemedicine Provider


In addition to reducing costs and improving outcomes, virtual health can bring advanced care to underserved patients while relieving overworked providers. Other providers worry that adding technology to a patient visit will be too complicated or time-consuming – but modern solutions are so easy to navigate that both clinicians and patients can immediately connect with each other to focus on the treatment. Seeing behavioral health patients who lack transportation to appointments?

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine


From misplaced faxes and handwritten notes to EHR systems requiring more than a dozen documentation steps, patients often fall through the cracks – or wait so many months for a specialist appointment that they forget about it. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health services in the United States. Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. This list is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company mentioned. Hospitals, Health Systems and Medical Groups. Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Health.