Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

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In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors. Quality of care not as good as in-person (among 67% of older people).

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. Slightly more consumers favored locally-borne virtual care versus a nationwide network.

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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.

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

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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.

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

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As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

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. In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care , Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18 years of age and older, conducted in May 2020. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. Thirty percent of people sough virtual care for dealing with a chronic condition (e.g.,

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

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imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice. Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

How COVID-19 Is Driving More Deaths of Despair

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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. Get people connected via virtual platforms — but attending to the problem of many rural and other communities lacking internet access to support video connections. Integrate mental health with health care.

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

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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.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

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households’ changing behaviors for consuming content, stocking the pantry, engaging with social media, and using online health and fitness tools. These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. For health and fitness , the most-recommended physical activity has been walking outside — being mindful about keeping 6 feet apart through social distancing.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

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My focus is all-health, all-the-time, so I’m weaving the connections between connected cars, home appliances, telecoms, and Big Tech who put on the Ritz and glitz today and tomorrow for the press. This is my ninth year attending CES, and at the beginning, “digital health” was more about gadgets and wearable tech than the broader theme of connected health that I’m weaving.

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.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. Without access to broadband, an individual can’t seek a job online, get banked, apply for health insurance, or access a health information portal, among many other daily tasks EveryWoman and EveryMan do to streamline life. The post The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. In the U.S.,

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

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doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). For example, “patient engagement” tools were defined as, “solutions to promote patient wellness and active participation in their care for chronic diseases,” e.g., adherence to treatment regimens. The rise of remote care is explored in the second chart.

More U.S. Patients Scheduling Doctors? Appointments, Welcoming Telehealth Into Their Visit-Mix

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Since the first poll was conducted on March 27th, Healthgrades has conducted the study weekly among 200 patients age 18 and over to gauge peoples’ “confidence” in making typical health care decisions through the pandemic. This post summarizes the study results published as of 21st May 2020, assessing eight weeks of health consumers’ behaviors and perceptions during two months in the COVID-19 era. By May 14th, 2020, one-half of consumers in the U.S.

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

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Just as we experienced “e-business” departments blurring into ecommerce and everyday business processes, so is “telehealth” morphing into, simply, health care delivery as one of many channels and platforms. Telehealth and virtual care are key education topics and exhibitor presences at HIMSS19. Health plans covering telehealth, nudging members toward lower-cost settings for less-acute conditions, and.

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

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The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. One in two people would like to monitor stress and heart health, and 33% would like to monitor blood glucose levels.

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

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

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The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health. And the more good AI behavior will lead to greater adoption and more trust, in a virtuous cycle of data-sharing, data-using, greater productivity, and better health outcomes.

Retail Tomorrow, Today: A Smart Grocery Cart and Digital Samples For Paleo-Eating Moms

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So GMDC, the association of retailers and brands who supply them, has formed a program called Retail Tomorrow to turbocharge the supply side with consumers who are already demanding convenience, immediate (or “soon”) gratification, and health where she/he “is.”. That’s personalization, and that’s where retail health can and is making a difference in Everyday Peoples’ lives. Attendees will be brainstorming retail’s role in Smart Cities’ developing for health and wellness.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

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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. Once again, it is difficult to say how this will shape the market and care delivery, but it is a welcome emphasis.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

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We crave actual physical connection to neighbours, colleagues, and fellow townspeople, even if digitally facilitated.” ” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007].

“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

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They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike. Doing so in this way could help health/care ecosystem stakeholders to innovate their own business and pricing models. On the health system (provider) side, there is substantial pressure to reduce costs and at the same time, provide innovative services.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

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It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics. Then there’s another critique of many connected health devices which the HeartGuide must overcome: that of usability and accessibility for the consumer.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

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2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

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Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. At #CES2019, I’m on the lookout for digital technologies that can help people adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that can help consumers save money on medical care and enhance quality of life-years. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

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With the acquisition of GreatCall, a mature player in the aging-tech space, Best Buy is doubling down on consumer health technology@retail. A snippet from the announcement from Best Buy’s press release is shown in the first diagram, noting that GreatCall’s membership is approaching 1 million subscribers who use mobile phones and connected devices, “providing peace of mind to their loved ones.”

Livongo and Cambia Allying to Address Chronic Disease Burden and Scale Solutions to Consumers

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the chronic disease burden takes a massive toll on both public health and mortality, accounting for 7 in 10 deaths in America each year. That personal health toll comes at a high price and proportion of national health expenditures. A new alliance between Livongo and Cambia Health seeks to address that challenge, beginning with diabetes and scaling to other chronic conditions. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Health care costs in the U.S.

Will People Enrolled in Medicaid Want to Be Amazon Prime’d?

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: I’ve talked and written about this concept in the past couple of years as one way to extend healthy eating and living opportunities to people residing in food and commercial deserts — a way to overcome a key social determinant of health which is healthy food access. Amazon is planning to extend Prime subscriptions to people enrolled in Medicaid for the discount price of $5.99 a month instead of the recent price increase to $12.99/month or $99 a year.

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

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I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020. I’d interviewed Roy at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January to catch up on consumer health developments, and the March meeting was going to cover Philips’ innovations on the hospital and acute care side of the business, as well as to learn more about Roy’s new role as head of Connected Care.

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

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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. “Just imagine if you were 100% fee-for-service,” commented Dr. Fuad Sheriff, a primary care physician whose practice is based on capitated payments. National Health Expenditures are expected to consume 19.7%

Growing Evidence for eConsults – the Asynchronous, Clinician-to-Clinician Platform for Telehealth

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Health care providers stood up virtual health care services with lightning speed as the coronavirus pandemic emerged in the U.S. eConsults are defined as, “directed communication between providers over a secure electronic medium, that involves sharing of patient-specific information and discussing clarification or guidance regarding clinical care,” Milbank describes from a seminal research paper led by Dr. Varsha Vimalananda.

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

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the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. UPMC launching a social impact program focusing on SDoH, among other projects investing in social factors that bolster public health. One on which I focus in my book is connectivity. health care delivery.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

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In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits. Patients use the MyHealth mobile app to schedule and conduct a video visit and share home health device data with the care team. Future ClickWell Care.

Time To Travel And Wait In Health Care: The Opportunity For Self-Care At Home

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That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes. People travel further and wait longer for medical services than for veterinary care (second in this line-up), auto repair, banking, and household services. The annual opportunity cost for travel and wait time in health care is $89 billion, Altarum estimated. It’s simple to see that people in poor health spend much more time in a day on self-care than healthier people.

Sex, Drugs, Mental Health and COVID Tests ? A DTC Reboot for Health?

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In case you think Hims & Hers are a marginal part of the health/care ecosystem, they began to ally with the Ochsner Health System in December 2019 as a novel digital front-door for the System’s telehealth program… pre-COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s enormous potential for us to work with health systems like Ochsner to ensure patients have access to a broad spectrum of high-quality care,” a Hims blog explains.

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.

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

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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. Unfortunately, there are few other examples of organizations that have invested heavily in connected health and state publicly that it represents a strategy for success in a value-based world. This clearly reflects the growing mainstream adoption of connected health.

Out-of-Pocket and Prescription Drug Costs – Connecting Digital Health Dots at CES 2020

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The top two health care concerns facing Americans are out-of-pocket costs and prescriptions drug costs, according to a poll published today in Morning Consult. Apropos to my title of this post, the survey was sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center , whose mission is to promote, cross-party affiliations, “health, security and opportunity for all Americans.”. Health care is the top issue driving voters’ choices in the 2020 elections for most Americans.