A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Topline, consumers “faced difficult choices,” Accenture notes in the report, choosing whether and how to continue their personal health care seeking to limit their risks of exposure to COVID-19.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

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Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture. Both health and economic concerns plague consumers around the world as people “strive to adapt to a new normal,” Accenture reports. They are less socially connected and less likely to approve governments’ actions.

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

Health Populi

Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician , a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine. The vast majority of doctors are using electronic health records, and four in ten have adopted telemedicine in their workflow.

What HealthyThinker Is Thinking About Health at CES 2020

Health Populi

Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. Your car as a third space for health.

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

Health Populi

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.

Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The Connected Health Conference is still a Health IT conference, owned by HIMSS, spruced up by pre-conference Voice Health summit , task forces , and even onstage singing by health tech folk that may wish they were in show business. But many attendees (exhibitors) seem still to be circling the health care universe from the vantage point of the IT buyer -- health IT consulting, tech vendors seeking health IT customers.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?”

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. and in-vehicle technology — all of which can support health and medical applications beyond commoditized activity tracking devices. VR/AR applications have evidence for pain abatement and mental health bolstering for people with PTSD or anxiety.

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

Chilmark Research

The Connected Health Conference and its predecessor events, the Partners HealthCare’s Connected Health Symposium and the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Connected Health Conference (a HIMSS event), aim to frame digital health advancements in the context of improving clinical care delivery as well as personal engagement. Meanwhile, MintHealth , promises a personal health record platform powered by blockchain.

mHealth Events to attend in 2019

mHealth Insight

In 2018 there were at least 39 mHealth events held around the world (in Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the USA). The mHealth events that are happening are also now on the whole a lot smaller eg. With 2019 fast approaching so it’s time to start compiling a definitive collection of the mHealth meetings planned for 2019.

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. It takes a good nudge from a provider to motivate a patient to access online medical records, found by ONC in their latest research into consumers’ use of EHRs detailed in Individuals’ use of online medical records and technology for health needs , the ONC Data Brief No. Half of U.S.

Who will regulate mHealth? Patient Engagement at Crossroads; New Alliance Takes On Interoperability

Chilmark Research

As we’ve reported in a previous post , HIMSS13 afforded enormous buzz and less enlightenment regarding the state of health IT, particularly the four key areas we see as essential to this industry making a true difference in patient care. Public vs. Private Oversight of Mobile Health. mHealth, known for rapid innovation and iteration, has a tendency to buck at the snail’s pace of FDA regulation. Enter Happtique and its Health App Certification Program.

mHealth Insights live from #HIMSS18

mHealth Insight

Fortunately I’ve managed to convince/beg the brilliant Dr Chris Bickford MD to step into my conference-floor-pounding-shoes and provide some opinions and live updates from the world’s biggest Health IT Conference and Exhibition being held in Las Vegas. Chris plans to attend the following Conference tracks that have a mHealth focus: Monday 5 March (13:45pm Lando 4302): INTEGRATING DATA SOURCES TO SUPPORT CARE DELIVERY. Outline current innovative uses of mHealth data.

mHealth guide to Mobile World Congress 2019

mHealth Insight

Last year mHealth fell off the radar for the GSMA and there was no mHealth content at the world’s biggest mobile industry conference and exhibition (held annually in Barcelona – [link]. Best Mobile Innovation for Health and BioTech c. A world where devices and connectivity are almost ubiquitous allows us access to a host of services and information at a level that was previously imaginable. Have we lost sight of connecting with people in a meaningful way?

The European Commission funds the launch of the EU mHealth Hub

mHealth Insight

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.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Adopting these applications can help health care reduce costs, drive labor efficiency and support people-centered design and experience. We see such leap-frogging in parts of the world that were indeed late to the Health Care v1.0

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. Given the warm reception The Internet of Healthy Things received, I have also been working on a new book which we’ll release this fall at the Connected Health Conference. It is no coincidence that the theme of the book marries well with an important initiative that our friends at Personal Connected Health Alliance are leading on Healthy Longevity.

Health literacy, numeracy bar entry in dieting apps

Mobi Health News

At this year’s Connected Health conference in Boston, Sherry Pagoto, director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media, discussed the social and skill set barriers to weight loss.

2018: Shifting Healthcare’s Mindset to the Mobile Patient

Mobile Health Matters

Not only are there major challenges connected to an increasingly aging population and outdated healthcare infrastructure, but the industry is also adapting to the policies associated with a new presidential administration. They frequently move, and with the option to work on the go, it will be critical for health systems to mobilize patient data with the individual. While health IT will help care for mobile patients, ensuring the technology is secure must also be the top priority.

Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

Chilmark Research

The top-fold placement of the story was indeed nice, as was the accompanying interview suggesting that technology in general can improve population health , but the article wasn’t exactly news to the healthcare industry. Connected Health consumer health mHealth telemedicine Uncategorized AHRQ chronic care counseling patient engagement remote patient monitoring

SEARCH is Headed to the West Coast

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The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health will hold its SEARCH 2018 symposium at the Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, (San Diego) California, on October 24-25. Focus Areas include: Evidence-based research, which proves the benefits of connected health systems. telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, mHealth, etc.). Connected Health SEARCH 2018 Featured

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice. This blog, Health Populi, covers the intersection of health, people, technology, and economics. The issue of net neutrality and Everyday Peoples’ access to connectivity and broadband lies at the heart of this intersection.

Can Apple Keep the Doctor Away?

Chilmark Research

More detail is available elsewhere , but the basics are that this fall, Apple will release an app called “Health” to track and store multiple health data, mostly from devices, of around 60 parameters upon release with iOS 8. to help fill the healthcare void when patients are away from a health facility. But they are also, finally, addressing a problem that has plagued health apps for years: an inability to aggregate data into one spot for a more complete view of one’s health.

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Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

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beaming in specialists for acute consultations in rural areas) they’ve been less eager to adopt telehealth – generally defined as video-based visit platforms to connect patients and doctors to replace an in-person visit with a virtual one. From a business vantage point, developing a tech-savvy brand will become a selling point – check out United Health’s latest commercial. Connected Health consumer health Engagement mHealth Retail Health telemedicine Uncategorized

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Progress Amidst the Stumbles: Patient Engagement at #HIMSS15

Chilmark Research

So while it’s nice to see greater attention being given to design, mobile features, and so on, health systems out there are still not moving much further past the VDT/e-mail type use cases for now. This is why vendors like IMS Health are still spending most of their time educating the market, three or four years after the concept of “app-prescribing” was promised by the likes of Happtique.

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2014 Year in Review: Consumer Engagement

Chilmark Research

Big on promises from industry on wearables, smartphone platforms, and connected health, to the tune of over half a billion dollars of VC investments in consumer-related healthcare companies. This gap spawned a handful of ‘build your record’ startups this year, such as Picnic Health, CareSync and Prime. Apple Health Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals mHealth Samsung Health Uncategorized

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The Digital Pharmacy: Walgreens’ Emerging Strategy

Chilmark Research

The Walgreens PR team has been busy of late, announcing a spate of partnerships that aim to transform them from a brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy into a digital one-stop shop for health care consumers. And if we’ve seen one thing in digital health, it’s that if you build it, they’re not guaranteed to come. Connected Health consumer health Engagement mHealth Retail Health Uncategorized CVS MDlive Qualcomm Theranos Walgreens WebMD

mHealth13: Lots Going On, But Few New Developments

Chilmark Research

Another year, another mHealth Summit. However, despite some early hints of maturity, the mHealth Summit revealed the mobile healthcare market’s overall identity confusion. Beyond the hype and the bold claims set forth by the usual suspects, mHealth’s central challenge is one of adoption: Neither consumers nor health care organizations are picking up mobile for healthcare at the pace and scale that vendors are claiming and hoping they will.

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#PGHD: Buzzword to Business

Chilmark Research

This week, I read an article from February that provided an overview of the health IT infrastructure required for population health management (PHM). Is there more that goes into “a 360 degree view” of our health? To the first, patient generated health data (PGHD) is emerging in 2014 as a recognized data layer that is available to be captured and crunched. Finally, the hottest topic in health IT today is wearables and device generated data.

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3 Quick Thoughts on Apple Watch

Chilmark Research

Apple’s announcement will bring digital health closer into the mainstream, but by how much remains to be seen. Data are passively sent to the Health App in the iPhone, enabling users to keep a log of their health activity. Once again, Apple managed to leave the dedicated health care folks out there tantalized but somewhat frustrated. Or is this just more fodder for the hypemen who are taking over and bloating the digital health frontier?

Payers Refocus Efforts on ROI for Member Engagement

Chilmark Research

For one thing, the traditional health insurance business model continues to erode, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has capped medical loss ratios (MLRs) and has completely stripped payers of their ability to underwrite based on health risk. Hospitals are partnering directly with employers or launching health plans that might compete with payers in the employer market. What a difference a year has made to the payer market.

Branding, Cheerleading, and even some Progress

Chilmark Research

“There’s no wrong way to spend your time at Health2.0.” – Health 2.0. Last week, hundreds gathered from around the world for the 8 th annual Health 2.0 For better or for worse, the event continues to be a one-of-a-kind affair; Matthew and Indu have a built a big tent brand that welcomes any and all variants of health tech, from social networking tools for athletes to economic development boards from Finland and Japan.

HIMSS or Bust

Chilmark Research

Not only has this lessened my own meeting burden (last I counted, this year I only have 24 meetings in 3 days vs last year’s 35), it also gives us a great opportunity to interact with a far broader range of stakeholders in the HIT market with analysts focused on analytics, patient engagement, HIE, EHR and the biggest buzzword from last year, population health management (PHM).

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Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

In a few short weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) is set to deliver an official recommendation on the topic of Stage 3’s patient engagement requirements to the ONC. From all indications, it appears this super-group of wonks will press for inclusion of patient-generated health data (PGHD – yet another #ONCronym for your twitter streams) into electronic health record systems. care partners or those who assist them) to help address a health concern.”.

Out and About

Chilmark Research

All have said it will require a major restructuring of the healthcare industrial complex and that the patient/member/consumer/employee must be engaged to take personal responsibility for the management of their health. For HIT executives, it is developing a solution suite that extends beyond the confines of their current offerings to enable community health. CHR Connected Health consumer health Engagement mHealth Uncategorized

The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

The health care section of Mary Meeker’s 334-page annual report, Internet Trends 2019 , comprises 24 of those pages (270 through 293). These two dozen exhibits detail growing adoption of digital tech in health care, the growth of genomics and EHR adoption, examples of these tools from “A” (Apple) to “Z” (Zocdoc), and on the last page of that chapter, medical spending in the U.S., 2015 – Musings with Mary Meeker on the Digital/Health Nexus.

3 Real-World Reasons the Scripps Study Failed

Chilmark Research

Figure from Chilmark’s Connected Health Report). The results of a six-month study on the impact of connected devices on chronically ill patients are in – and they’re not good. The Scripps Translational Science Institute found that in a randomized control trial (RCT) comparing chronic care using connected devices against standard disease management models, the devices had no discernible impact on healthcare utilization, and little impact on health self-management.

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Dave Ryan, Intel GM for IoT in Healthcare and the Future of Remote Care – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

My guest for this edition is Dave Ryan, Intel GM for Health and Life Sciences at its Internet of Things Group. We spoke at the Connected Health conference in Boston, an annual get-together of innovators in digital health and healthcare transformation which has long been on my list of regular stops on the conference circuit. It is critical in terms of health and wellness. Health Data Answers […] article was originally published on HealthBlawg and.