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

Health Populi

Furthermore, voice technologies are “making noise,” according to Deloitte in A New Era in Mobile Continues, the 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey : US Edition. I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

The Pew survey explored Americans’ adoption of technology and found that rural dwellers are also less likely to have multiple devices than non-rural consumers. Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity.

Listen Up, Healthcare: Hear The Patient’s Voice!

Health Populi

One patient could talk with another over their proverbial neighborhood fence, a concerned parent at the PTA meeting with others dealing with a children’s health issue, or a recovering alcoholic testifying in person at an AA session. Financial health is part of the patient’s experience now.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. We’ll round out this journey in tomorrow’s Health Populi.

The Monetary, Clinical and Ethical Value of Patient Data – A View from the UK and NHS

Health Populi

There are about 55 million patient records held by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Some of the names mentioned are Allscripts, athenahealth, Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd., Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the U.S.,

Are Robots Coming to Healthcare? Consumers Say Not-So-Fast

Health Populi

BotCare is part of the company’s Bixby, an AI platform that supports Samsung’s robotic offerings for environmental health (air), retail, and healthcare. adults would be open to personally using a health care robot, CTA found, with one-third opposed to the concept.

Trust In Data Stewardship Is Healthcare Providers’ To Lose

Health Populi

Trust is a precursor to health engagement, I learned way back in 2008 when I collaborated with Edelman on the first Health Engagement Barometer in 2008. The cloud and FHIR standards are fostering a new era of interoperability in health care.

Cost and Convenience Underpin Patient Demands As Health Consumers

Health Populi

Across generations, from younger to older patients, cost, transparency and convenience drive consumer satisfaction, Accenture’s latest health consumer survey found. have chosen to use a non-traditional health care setting. health care — and desirable.

Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

The University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging surveyed some 2,000 U.S. adults age 50–80 in October 2018, assessing older peoples’ health, health behaviors, experiences and feelings related to companionship and social isolation.

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

Health Populi

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). A 2018 national survey found that 39% of U.S. She boosts the signal for peer-to-peer health advice every chance she gets.

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

Health Populi

That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes. 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.

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.

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

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

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. Ro will expand in women’s health in 2019.

Healthcare Providers’ Consumer Experience Gaps – Learnings from Kaufman Hall’s 2019 Index

Health Populi

Providers identified the key capability gaps for consumer-centric care as improving the consumer experience, offering a variety of facility-based access points, utilizing digital tools for health engagement, providing price transparency, and offering more virtual access points. Most U.S.

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

Chilmark Research

Improving health and well-being must be part of our everyday lives – or, as this year’s conference theme put it, part of “the connected life journey.”. Get it right, Yeh said, and aging makes us happier – and happiness has been linked to better health and longevity.

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

Health Populi

When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Medical Technology

Health Populi

Zingbox surveyed over 400 U.S.-based based healthcare IT leaders for the survey in October 2018. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center.

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. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Deloitte surveyed 4,530 U.S.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Expect health care costs and access to be at least as important to U.S. Today is Boxing Day and St.

HIMSS 2019: The Mainstreaming of Health IT, from Jim Cramer to Opioid Risk Scores

Health Populi

At that moment in the Twitterverse, it occurred to me that health IT as a consumer-facing industry was beginning to mainstream in America. Cramer’s pronouncement led to a tweetstorm where hundreds of tweeters in and outside of health/care talked back and with Cramer.

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

Health Populi

The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. The biggest growth, Rock Health found, was for live phone telehealth, with 64% of respondents using this channel, followed by email and text.

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

Health Populi

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. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

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

Health Populi

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.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

Consumers are more bullish demanding virtual and digital health tools from their physicians than doctors are in providing it, based on the research findings in What can health systems do to encourage physicians to embrace virtual care?

Data Privacy and Healthcare Access: Top Issues Shaping Consumers’ Societal ROI

Health Populi

The Index is based on a survey of 25,800 U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This poll was released a few days before I was interviewed by Greg Matthews (@Chimoose) for his DataPoint podcast.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Health benefits as a share of compensation have been stable for a decade.

Consumer Trust, Privacy and Healthcare – Considering #HIMSS18 in the Stark Light of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Health Populi

We who work in healthcare must pose the questions: going forward, how trusting will patients, consumers and caregivers be sharing their personal health information (PHI)? Cyber-breaches are a new-normal in health care. What a difference a couple of weeks make….

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

But in the past year, the percentage of people using Facebook and its corporate sister YouTube has flattened, based on the survey report, Social Media Use in 2018 from the Pew Research Center. Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health.

CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

Health Populi

CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna was approved this week by U.S. This post updates my initial thoughts on the deal, given the morphing US healthcare market on both the traditional health services front and fast-evolving retail health environment.

Ochsner Leverages Retail, Connected Health Tools & Apple Watch to Engage Consumers

Consumer eHealth Engagement

As an innovative healthcare organization, Ochsner, a large Louisiana- based health network with 12 hospitals, 40 clinicians and an a 1,000+ Physician Group Practice, is committed to helping consumers use mobile and wearable connected health tools for self- management and care collaboration.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

Privacy and cybersecurity ranked the second highest priority to hospitals and healthcare providers polled in HIMSS 2018 Healthcare Leadership Survey. 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.

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.

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.

Where has all the telemedicine research gone?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH [link] ) was formed in 2016 by a small team of academics, researchers, and clinical professionals. Collaboration of its membership in connected health research and education projects.

Telehealth: Effects on Behavioral Health Services

Perficient

National Business Group on Health said 56% of employers in 2018 plan to offer telehealth for behavioral health services as a covered benefit.”. Telehealth and behavioral health have an extensive amount of opportunities for expansion in the upcoming years. There is a national shortage of psychiatrists, board certified substance abuse physicians, and mental health professionals. There is also a high demand for more mental health services, and a widespread opioid crisis.

Check out these SEARCH2018 Featured Presentations

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The SEARCH Telehealth Research Symposium, scheduled for October 24 – 25 in San Diego, CA, will focus on sharing findings from existing telehealth research to demonstrate lessons learned from connected health programs with an emphasis on planning, research, training and education.