The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

Health Populi

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

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

ConnectedHealth

The $900 billion federal program provides health insurance for Americans over 65 and others who suffer from certain conditions and diseases. Further, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, has been slow to incorporate advances in advanced health technology in the program. In 2014, the agency allocated barely 2 percent of its nearly $1 billion Medicare budget to support telehealth.

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Connected Health Initiative Outlines Federal Policy Recommendations

Healthcare Informatics

ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) recently submitted a letter to the White House outlining a number of recommendations for telehealth and connected health technologies

The Next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking Connected Health for Our Aging Population

The cHealth Blog

We continue to hit our editorial milestones for an end of October launch at the Connected Health Conference , and as I’m reading the manuscript for the final time before sending it to the printer, I’m re-learning some important lessons–and enjoying the content! We’ve added 25 years to our lifespan in the last century through various public health innovations, but we haven’t provided tools to help us use those additional years in the most productive, fulfilling way.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds Introduction of CONNECT for Health ACT

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) April 29, 2021 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed on the introduction of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act: “We are pleased to support the CONNECT for Health Act as a significant step toward removing outdated barriers to Medicare’s coverage of live audio and video healthcare services for vulnerable populations.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

Health Populi

Trust in the technology industry has crashed to an all-time low based on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. Most industries lost citizens’ trust between 2020 and 2021, most notably, Technology, dropping the greatest margin at 9 points.

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

Health Populi

For older people who are digital immigrants, they will remember their initial Zoom get-together’s with much-missed family, ordering groceries online in the first ecommerce purchase, and using telemedicine for the first time as a digital health front-door. Wrist-worn health.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds House Introduction of the Telehealth Modernization Act

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) November 5, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the introduction of the House companion to the Telehealth Modernization Act: “The House introduction of the Telehealth Modernization Act is a bold step forward in taking the lessons learned from providers, patients, and payers across the healthcare spectrum during the COVID-19 crisis to bring the Medicare system into the 21st century.

Connect Health Initiative Applauds Proposed Executive Order to Permanently Expand Telehealth for Medicare Beneficiaries

ConnectedHealth

Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director, Morgan Reed: “The executive order is a critical step in expanding telehealth coverage for some of the most vulnerable Americans during the pandemic and ensure these digital health services are made sustainable and permanent. The order addresses many of the priorities the Connected Health Initiative and its partners have advocated for years.

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.,

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

Health Populi

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.

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds FCC Proposed Order to Provide More Telehealth Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) April 3, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Report and Order on the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Connected Care Pilot: “We strongly support the FCC’s goals of enacting telehealth programs and pilots that provide care to Americans in need during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. One in three doctors uses genetic screening, and one in four, wearable health devices.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

Health Populi

The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

Health Populi

One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Our Homes Are Health Delivery Platforms – The New Home Health/Care at CES 2021

Health Populi

But for those of us working with and innovating solutions for health and health care, #CES2021 was baked with health goodness , in and beyond “digital health” categories. Heart health at home. The increasingly smart bathroom for health.

Fresenius Connected Health: Improving Patient Care Through New Technology

Lloyd Price

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is adopting and supporting new Connected Health technologies that empower patients to monitor, collect, and share health and treatment data with their physicians and care providers. Mobile technology not only increases patient autonomy and engagement, it can lower costs and improve outcomes for those with chronic conditions. Connected Health and new technologies in health care don’t come without concerns and risks.

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

Health Populi

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. The segment of empowered consumers would more likely use digital technologies as shown in the first bar chart.

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

Health Populi

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.

Connected Health Initiative Applauds Telehealth Provisions in Senate CARES Act to Better Protect America’s Most Medically and Economically Vulnerable Citizens

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) March 25, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the congressional passage of the latest Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act passed by the Senate today opens the door for healthcare providers to leverage telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognition, Reimbursement, Results: Why 2017 Was a Win for Connected Health

ConnectedHealth

As we look to the year ahead, this is an important time to reflect on 2017, and the exciting developments that will make 2018 even better for connected health innovation. 2017 was a busy and successful year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). This is a huge win for connected health innovators. Not only did CMS agreed to unbundle the code, but they also have assigned a value for the time spent reviewing patient generated health data.

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

Health Populi

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.

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. CHI remains a leading coalition of industry stakeholders seeking to harness the power of technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

New Medicare and Medicaid Rules Open Opportunities for Connected Health Tech for Doctors and Patients

ConnectedHealth

CMS Rule Change Adopts Connect Health Initiative Recommendations for Remote Patient Monitoring Today , the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) secured a huge victory for telehealth innovators, connected device makers, pioneering physicians, and patients across America. Until now, connected health technologies have been effectively locked out of the most important part of America’s healthcare system, Medicare and Medicaid.”

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

Health Populi

We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health. Whether a menu of care options including virtual health to access specialists across the U.S., I discussed this digital health supply/demand gap here in Health Populi.

Care Innovations CIO Himanshu Shah to Speak at 2018 Connected Health Summit

care innovations

With a focus on engaging consumers with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other healthcare technologies , the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit is set for August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, with Care Innovations® Chief Information Officer Himanshu Shah enlisted as a featured speaker. Regarding AI in health, artificial and neuro intelligence is changing how we diagnose, intervene and prevent medical conditions,” Himanshu has stated. “It

Care Gets Personal at Philips for Parents and Babies

Health Populi

Our homes should nurture our health. In addition to nutrition and good food, positive relationships, clean air and water, and the basic needs that bolster whole health, technology is playing a growing role to help us manage health at home. Following CES, I wanted to further dive into one part of the portfolio very important to family health at home: the mother-and-child segment. Health outcomes for mothers and babies in the U.S.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters. Six in 10 Americans looked for reviews of healthcare providers online, another new-normal consumer digital health activity. These findings are based on Rock Health’s survey of some 4,000 U.S.

Telehealth 2050: The future design of virtual care technology

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Miles Romney, cofounder and chief technology officer at telehealth company eVisit, paints a vivid, sci-fi-seeming picture of what virtual care will look like in the year 2050. Q: What do you think telehealth will look like in 2050? It will just be "health."

Women are less likely to use video for telehealth care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The research team from the University of Pennsylvania health system sought to compare the demographic characteristics of patients who completed a telemedicine encounter (either via phone or video) with those who were scheduled for one, but did not complete it.

Boston Children’s, Brigham and Women’s & Northwell Health leverage virtual assistants for a better patient care experience

Consumer eHealth Engagement

During the World Congress Patient Experience & Engagement Summit in Boston, I led a panel with these innovative health systems, discussing how they are using virtual health assistants (e.g. Within healthcare, innovation driven organizations are exploring how to empower patients with virtual health agents to access relevant care information (e.g. health condition, procedure) and the capability to escalate to a care provider as needed. Connect into Virtual Care.

Transforming Healthcare Through the Power of Partnerships

Digital Health Today

One-on-One with Tom Lindquist, CEO, Allina Health Aetna JV. During this year’s MedCityInvest Digital Health conference, Demi Radeva, one of Digital Health Today’s global ambassadors, had the chance to sit down one-on-one with Tom LIndquist, CEO, Allina Health Aetna.

CMS Proposes Major Expansion of Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

care innovations

2017 and 2018 have been eventful years for advocates of digitally delivered healthcare, as government officials have moved more quickly and decisively than ever before to expand reimbursement for telehealth services (which in turn expands the availability of these services). Reimbursement for telehealth services by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long been a point of contention. Reimbursement for Telehealth Services Rapidly Expanding.

The Imperative for the Biden-Harris Administration to Improve and Modernize the American Healthcare System

ConnectedHealth

While the most immediate action is needed to defeat COVID-19 and overcome the turbulent economic environment created by the public health emergency (PHE), further steps to permanently progress the American healthcare system should also be prioritized, with a focus on eliminating inequities that afflict our system today. Responsible use of such technologies will facilitate more efficient care over safe distances.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Blog Login Sign Up 9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry Enzyme Health Team March 27, 2019 In an industry that can feel isolating, it’s important to keep connected.

Health, Tech, Government Leaders Join CTA and CHI Coalition to Address Health Disparities Amplified by COVID-19

ConnectedHealth

Arlington, VA, September 30, 2020 – Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) are launching a new effort to address longstanding health disparities in the U.S., The rise of digital health technology gives us a unique opportunity to help advance health equity, improve access to care, increase health care quality and lower costs,” said Rene Quashie, vice president, digital health, CTA.

The Big Unlock: How COVID-19 will Unlock a New Care Future

American Well

I recently had the pleasure of representing Aligned Telehealth and our Amwell family at ‘The Big Unlock’ virtual event where we dove into the question: How will connected health technology change the future of healthcare?

What to expect in 2021 and beyond? IDC offers 10 healthcare predictions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Health Industry 2021 Predictions report, experts at IDC Health Insights offer their thoughts about the issues healthcare and life science organizations will contend with over the next year and beyond.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • Data of all kinds has an important role in public health, logistics management, and the healthcare supply chain. •

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • Data of all kinds has an important role in public health, logistics management, and the healthcare supply chain. •