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!

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. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

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

Health Populi

“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 As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

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.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.].

From Yorkshire Lad to Global Design for Health: A Profile of Sean Carney of Philips

Health Populi

It’s well-known that Philips has been firmly focused on health and health care, covering both clinical/professional healthcare as well as personal health for self-care.

Consumers Changing the Channel on Where They Shop for Health

Health Populi

Consumers who have long purchased over-the-counter medicines, anti-dandruff shampoo, whitening toothpaste, and cosmetics-with-benefits at food, drug and mass merchant retailers are switching to other places to shop for health, new data from AT Kearney and GMDC have found.

Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

Health Populi

His message at the start of #CES2019: this year, the show is about connectivity and partnership. We need interoperability and connectivity, and that connectivity also means interpersonal connections. That resonates big for health/care, doesn’t it?

Value-based or Fee-For-Service Connected Health Reimbursement: Which Canoe Should We Put Our Feet In?

The cHealth Blog

About 10 years ago, I and many others, started talking about how care delivery enabled by connected health should be an ideal strategy in the world of value-based (VB) reimbursement. This clearly reflects the growing mainstream adoption of connected health.

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.

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.

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.

Exploring the Benefits of Remote Care for Skilled Nursing Facilities

care innovations

A new report published in McKnight's Long Term Care News explores the connection between remote care and skilled nursing facilities, and how the application of the former can contribute to the success of the latter. Remote Care & Skilled Nursing: Enabling Early Intervention.

#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.

The Importance of the Digital Front Door™ in Healthcare

Digital Health Today

During this year’s CONVENE conference, at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Demi Radeva, one of Digital Health Today’s global ambassadors, had the chance to sit down one-on-one with Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis. Jon: We can take home health as an example.

VivaTech 2019: Highlights of Solutions Shaping the Present and Future of Healthcare

Digital Health Today

In a panel organized by AXA, entitled think bold and act to fill the health gap, the four executives women from AXA, Sanofi, Adia Health and Google Cloud agreed that we need more women-led businesses and that those businesses happen to be more profitable.

Fit-tech: Bridging the Gap between Fitness and Healthcare

Digital Health Today

Global health initiatives have been a tremendous benefactor of digital transformation. Since individuals have taken advantage of using digital tools within the context of monitoring their health, the healthcare sphere, despite anticipated reluctance, has accordingly followed suit.

Medicare Opens the Door to Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring

Digital Health Today

However, the advent of new monitoring devices and technology platforms that make monitoring less intrusive and more accurate, combined with CMS’ recognition that RPM should be separately reimbursable, has created an enormous opportunity that digital health companies are rushing to seize.

#086: Transforming Commercial Models and Health Outcomes in Africa and Asia

Digital Health Today

million doctors and nurses – so if you’re looking for a place where you can have a really huge impact on a population in need, there are a few big targets for you in the 54 countries of Africa, in addition to another 1.3 The African Regional Health Report: The Health of the People.

There Was Something For Everyone At HIMSS 2019

Perficient

There were topics for everyone, including AI, wearables, telehealth, patient engagement, genomics, interoperability, and data & analytics, and Women in Health IT. Get a taste of what you missed with these links: Digital Health / Connected Health.

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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. Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals mHealth Retail Health Uncategorized

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Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Although some steps entail engaging with care staff at a hospital or clinic, most of the time patients are challenged with managing their disease on a daily basis away from the health system. To be proactive and stay aligned with patient needs, health systems must collect patient information (e.g. Nurses use the TapCloud Triage Dashboard to efficiently track, monitor and respond to patients requiring an intervention. AMITA Health’s Pilot will leverage TapCloud.

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 Chilmark Research Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals mHealth Population Health Management Uncategorized

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Could Healthcare Become a Leading Vertical in Voice Apps?

Perficient

In light of the Connected Health Conference in Boston this week, there has been increased talk around what’s around the corner in healthcare technology. The article declares that “Voice is already the primary interface that people use experiencing healthcare” when considering how doctors, nurses and patients primarily communicate in these settings.

Northwell Health’s Patients engage with AI ChatBot for guidance & support through their care journey

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Throughout the recent Connected Health Conference, the key theme was the need to balance technology with the human element. Fortunately for Pamela, Northwell’s Health Chats, a new conversational AI platform will help support her during her recovery.

#HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors: Mission to Innovate

Perficient

The annual conference is the leading healthcare information extravaganza bringing together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Stay up to date and in-the-know by connecting with the HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors. The list this year is diversified with perspectives from the Physician, Patient, Nurse, Innovator, Futurist, Executive and more. Connected Health connected health healthcare IT HIMSS HIMSS18

#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?

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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.

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?

Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Since the year 2000, the health technology industry has evolved from websites (e.g. Voice Health in Action. Her nurse immediately receives a secure text message to respond. Cedars-Sinai helped Sopris Health create an experience and workflow catered to hospitalist.

Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Virtua Health’s Orthopedic Patient Care Journey. concerns, pain levels) and informing Nurse Navigators when patients fall off track. Virtua JRI chose to implement a Connected CarePath for Total Joint Replacement from Wellbe, a solution provider in Madison, Wisconsin.

Connected Care is Better Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, speaks at Health Affairs briefing on Feb. Photo courtesy Health Affairs). Connected care” is gaining more momentum in the health care industry.

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.

Brigham and Women’s Primary Practice Pilots New Mobile App to Drive Patient Engagement & Collaborative Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Twine Health Mobile App Engages Patients with Chronic Conditions The story about the health decline of our citizens is being told everywhere. In the December 2014 PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) Report, two relevant health directions are described.

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?

Reimbursement Update: It’s raining new codes!

The cHealth Blog

Reader alert: reimbursement codes are not exciting but are critical in advancing connected health… and, after all, we all want to advance connected health. It requires a doctor (or nurse practitioner) to review data for 30 minutes/month in order to submit the code.

“Seeing Is Not Believing:” Consumers Concerned About the Accuracy of Online Health Information

Health Populi

“Seeing is not believing” when it comes to people seeing health information on social networks. Therefore, most consumers a very satisfied with the healthcare information they receive from nurses, eye doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nurse practitioners, doctors, and dietitians.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

care innovations

Telehealth Research Points to Benefits for Skilled Nursing Facilities. The CMS is also offering more support for expanding the use of telehealth in the nation’s skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

Six Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from October 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Soon you will launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service, or maybe a caregiver advisory service. Five Offerings from the Boston Connected Health Conference 2018. Help Yelp Serve Families with Information about Nursing Homes.

Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

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?