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

Health Populi

One of those basic needs has been digital connectivity. Black people have had a more difficult time paying for phone and Internet connections during the COVID-19 crisis, we learned in a Morning Consult poll fielded in June 2020. Disparities in health have long been an issue in the U.S.,

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

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

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Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

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consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. adults 18 and over in mid-June 2020 to gauge peoples’ perspectives on health data and privacy. In the COVID-19 era, most U.S.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

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health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. 3 in 4 consumers expect virtual care as an option for their own health care, believing that providers should scale telehealth as part of an overall portfolio of visit types in the future. COPD, diabetes, hypertension), 24% for an acute need like pain, and 21% for mental/behavioral health needs.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

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The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has been health inequities faced by millions of people — especially black Americans, who have sustained higher rates morbidity and mortality for COVID-19.

How COVID-19 Is Driving More Deaths of Despair

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: What COVID-19 has done is to highlight health disparities and underlying structural flaws in the U.S. health system, the Well Being Trust and Center conclude in the report. The policy prescriptions WBT and the center recommend are to: Get people working, providing training, identifying new opportunities to employ people in unique workforces like COVID-19 tracking and tracing. Integrate mental health with health care.

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

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remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. Some key estimates are that: The range of health insurance costs due to COVID-19 would run from $30 billion in the moderate scenario to $50 billion in the “serious coronavirus” pandemic. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans.

Still Wondering about Telehealth Regulations? 

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The Center for Connected Health Policy or CHHP is an independent resource on national telehealth policies and state telehealth regulations. Center for Connected Health Policy The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), a project of … Read more.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

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The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. A couple of intriguing examples: Ali Health, part of Alibaba (the e-commerce giant), launched a free online clinic in locked-down Hubei (whose capital is Wuhan) where in five days, 100,000 patients received remote consultations. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now.

Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

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As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with. This compromised health data privacy scenario comes out of research published this month in the BMJ , Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

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Beyond access to broadband connectivity, this basic need also encompasses peoples’ trust with digital tech. Psychological needs: While digital tech can enhance users’ sense and control of health and well-being, only 38% of people believe this need is met. Younger people score lower on psychological needs, the outcome of being a digital native and negative impacts on mental health and well-being among younger citizens.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

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Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Philips surveyed health care professionals and consumers living in 15 countries, from North America to Asia, and found that these health systems share one over-arching objective: to provide quality care with improved experiences for both patients and healthcare professionals. Patients view their health care professionals as “sherpas” to digital health data.

Learning from Dr. Eric Topol, Live from Medecision Liberation 2019

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Riffing on his great book, Deep Medicine: How AI Can Humanize Health Care , Eric started his talk donning my own professional hat as a heath economist, sharing data about America’s high health care spending with low ROI yield. More people going into health care jobs, he continued, with the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrating that we’re adding more human capital to a broken health care system. “Bold thinking is great.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows.

Economic Anxieties Rise, Medical and Vacation Plans Delayed: the COVID-19 Consumer in June 2020

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28% of Americans said they’d reschedule the medical service once they “no longer believe” there is a high risk of COVID-19 infection in returning to a health care provider. 15% of consumers cancelling health care plan to reschedule once they hear guidelines advising that it’s safe to do so. The analog here for the health consumer is that millions of U.S. Some 6 in 10 people in the U.S. have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

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When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. While national health services funding and delivery modes will still have local models of organization and control, some over-arching concepts and cooperation are being forged. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

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Ann Mond Johnson assumed the helm of CEO of ATA in 2018, and she’s issued a call-to-action across the health/care ecosystem for a delivery system upgrade. Best Buy Health has been developing partnerships in healthcare, in B2B2C mode, channeling into peoples’ homes for healthy living and aging well “in place.” Joining us on the panel will be Kaiser-Permanente as a prospective partner in such a retail health-to-services-to-home vision, underpinned by data and predictive analytics.

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World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

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Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As As a bonus, I’ll add in a fourth SDOH in the Hot Points for good measure and health-making]. Why a World Health Day?

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

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“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0 Conference kicks off this week, I’m focused on finding digital health innovations that engage people — consumers, caregivers, patients, health citizens all. As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

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There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. ” This topic set the context for my conversation with Maneesh Juneja, digital health futurist and global speaker on health, technology and people.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

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If you’re in health care and don’t live under a rock, you have probably heard that United Health Group (UHG) has acquired PatientsLikeMe (PLM). First, some of the backstory: PLM was way ahead of its time, recognizing the power of peer-to-peer connections and the importance of data as currency long before many others in health care figured that out. There could be a similar discussion around how the players in the health care system are evolving.

Will Technology Cure Americans’ Health Care System Ills? Considering Google and Ascension Health’s Data Deal

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“Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans,” the Wall Street Journal reported in today’s paper and on the WSJ.com website. The story started with the scenario that, “Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed.” Ascension is the second largest health system in the U.S., health care.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

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Here’s a link to the 30-minute conversation, where Marc combed through the over 500 endnotes from HealthConsuming ‘s appendix to explore the patient as the new health care payor, the Amazon prime-ing of people, and prospects for social determinants of health to bolster medicines “beyond the pill.”. We are all Health Consumers now… The post Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

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health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. As consumers, people have great expectations from the organizations on the supply side of health care — providers (hospitals and doctors), health insurance plans, pharma and medical device companies. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

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Seeking health information online along with researching other patients’ perspectives on doctors are now as common as booking dinner reservations and reading restaurant reviews, based on Rock Health’s latest health consumer survey, Beyond Wellness for the Healthy: Digital Health Consumer Adoption 2018. The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

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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. That’s because “health” is not all pre-determined by our parent-given genetics. Health is determined by many factors in our own hands, and in forces around us: physical environment, built environment, and public policy.

Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

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As more of our “things” get digitally connected, there’s an unanswered question about how our connected lives impact human life and health. So “digital transformation” is indeed a growing feature of modern health care. Together, these elements are social determinants of health – including connectivity. features several pages devoted to digital connectivity bolstering more effective health care delivery.

SEARCH2018 Symposium Brings Together Telehealth Researchers Focused on Proving the Benefits of Connected Health

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Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. Little Rock, AR and San Diego, CA – July 11, 2018 – The 4 th Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH) Telehealth Research Symposium will take place on October 24 th and 25 th , 2018 in San Diego, CA. This is an opportunity to present findings, collaborate and help to plan the future focus of research in connected health.”.

Dispatches from the Frontlines: Connected Health and COVID-19

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The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) and our members worked tirelessly with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Congress, and state officials to expand access to connected health solutions during COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short months, we made more progress in opening up Medicare and Medicaid to telehealth visits, remote patient monitoring (RPM) tools, and other connected health solutions than in the previous decade.

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

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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. When you’re on the battlefield and you can’t see what lies ahead, go high, recommended General Von Clausewitz in his book, On War.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

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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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This last data point illustrates that providers at-risk of PHI security breaches are at-risk of losing patients’ trust…and therefore, patients’ business. The post Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018 appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

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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).

The Home and Low-Touch Health Care – a Health Consumer Update from Capgemini

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for patients-as-consumers, seeking lower-touch health care services at home or closer-to-home in community health hubs. ” Of course, this requires cross-agency and cross-health care industry collaboration on a national basis.

Telehealth Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

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In the spring of 2018, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) published its update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. Blog Center for Connected Health Policy home-based telebehavioral health Reimbursement for Home-Based Care Telehealth Reimbursement Telehealth Reimbursement Report

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2020

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The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee). Legislation Update Mississippi Telehealth Arkansas connected health legislation legislative mississippi regulatory regulatory update telehealth telemedicine Tennessee

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – June 2020

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee). Legislation Update Telehealth Arkansas connected health digital health legislative mississippi regulatory South Central telehealth telemedicine Tennessee

A Portrait of the Health Consumer as Confused, Cost-Challenged, and Out of Control

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are confused, cost-challenged and lacking control, according to The Consumer Healthcare Paradox from Maestro Health, an employee health and benefits company. Data illustrating that “paradox” is shown in the second chart: while 78% percent of patients told Maestro Health their health care experience is positive, 69% feel they lack control over their patient journey. Quality health care in America is too expensive, 79% of consumers said.

How Coronavirus Is Re-Shaping Consumer Behavior, From the Amusement Park to the Voting Booth

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consumer confidence, both in terms of financial markets and personal health risks. And one in four would be less likely to to attend a work conference — a topic top-of-mind for those of us in health-tech who’ve long planned to attend next week’s annual HIMSS conference, which as of today is still planned to go on — including a visit from President Trump, slated to speak on Monday 9th March about interoperability. The coronavirus has shaken U.S.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2020

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee). Legislation Update Mississippi Telehealth Uncategorized Arkansas connected health legislation legislative mississippi mississippi telehealth Regulation regulatory regulatory update telehealth telemedicine Tennessee Tennessee Telehealth