The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

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.

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!

Two Feet, Two Canoes: Why Connected Health Reimbursement Is Still Off Balance

Health System CIO

Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.

Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

From digital cameras to population health, Dr. Joe Kvedar talks about the rise of connected health, and how his organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of patients and providers. Today, Partners HealthCare Connected Health continues to push the envelope by transforming healthcare through tools like remote monitoring and virtual care. Shared vision for Connected Health. Connected Health Fellows Program & Innovators Challenge.

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.

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice. Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

SEARCH2018 Symposium Brings Together Telehealth Researchers Focused on Proving the Benefits of Connected Health

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. SEARCH2018 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.

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

Health Populi

“ATA” is the new three-letter acronym for the American Telemedicine Association, meeting today through Tuesday at the Convention Center in New Orleans. Hint: it will have a lot to do with data and analytics, and Dr. Cosgrove can speak to that as he’s joined Google Health as an advisor.

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. Electronic Health Reporter, n.d.

Experts debate telemedicine merits and myths

Mobi Health News

At next week's Connected Health Conference, doctors from Harvard and UPMC will tackle the question of whether telemedicine's costs outweigh its benefits

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.

Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity. There’s an important backstory to this initiative that has important health and public policy implications. In the U.S.,

Where has all the telemedicine research gone?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Have you been to any telemedicine meetings lately and wondered what’s happened to the basic research presentations? Surely it can’t be that we’ve solved all the challenges and finally proved to everyone that telemedicine really does have all the advantages we’ve been touting for years.

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.

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.

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

Health Populi

Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. 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.

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. Lyn and Frances tested three assumptions that they believed linked housing and health: that housing contributes to health; that housing is not routinely included in health or social planning;’ and that the potential contribution of primary care is wasted.

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.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? This quick telehealth glossary covers the basic terminology telemedicine clinicians should know. CMS is the federal agency that administers HIPAA standards and develops Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine.

5G In Healthcare: Boosting Remote Brain Surgeries, Connected Health, Or Medical VR

Healthcare Guys

5G in healthcare will finally allow the building of infrastructure suitable for the interplay of health sensors, algorithms, and smart devices, for the smooth operation of telemedicine, or even for providing a way for parents to interact with babies who are stuck in incubators

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. We continue advocating for an environment that will modernize our healthcare system and bring more connected health technologies to more Americans in more places.

Do We Need Wearables? Ask My Mom.

Healthcare IT Today

After connecting via video (using Duo is her latest smartphone accomplishment), the conversation went something like […]. Ambulatory Healthcare IT IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Connected Health Consumer Health FItBit Remote Monitoring Wearables

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

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.

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.

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.

More accolades for Topol as ‘connected health’ gains

Meaningful HIT News

As such, the company says, Topol will “impact the design, development and delivery” of connected health products and services for the AT&T ForHealth business.

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.

The Path to Scale for Digital Therapeutics

The cHealth Blog

There are now many examples of how a digital intervention can have the same or better clinical outcome as a chemical therapeutic, demonstrating the power of connected health, particularly in the realm of lifestyle-related chronic illness.

When Will Healthcare Get Digital and Analog Integration Right?

Health System CIO

Patient Engagement Telemedicine Workflow/Usability Blog Connected Health Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners HealthcareConcerns about digital tools negatively impacting the physician-patient relationship linger, and it’s understandable, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. But if implemented the right way, technology can increase both access and convenience.

Telehealth: Effects on Behavioral Health Services

Perficient

Telemedicine can potentially help this process in the most effective way. 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.

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

Digital Health Today

In 2017, after 20 years of service in the pharmaceutical industry, Emmanuel decided to invest his energy in changing health outcomes in the poorest corners of our world. His vision is to bridge the very best digital health innovation that’s happening across the U.S.,

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?

SEARCH is Headed to the West Coast

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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. Connected Health SEARCH 2018 Featured

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Q: Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services? A: Federal Medicaid statues do not recognize telemedicine as a distinct service; however, each state has the flexibility to decide if/how its Medicaid program will reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services.

Amazon Healthcare: Momentum to Renovate American Healthcare

Perficient

Amazon came forward and announced it would begin to seek new ways to address and possibly reduce rising health care costs for its own employees. The potential dominant healthcare group would strive to better control costs and reduce spending on health insurance for the 840,000 employees working for them with the end goal being that other companies would join in on the healthcare plan as well. Growing telemedicine.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well

Think convenient health care is only for the wealthy? Traditional means of accessing health care is often time and resource intensive. In short, we were trying to do our best by our patients, but in the process, were causing major disruptions to their health and well-being.

Exciting Announcements from SEARCH2018!

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.

Finally, Some Concrete Use Cases for Telehealth

Chilmark Research

No, I’m not talking about The Wall Street Journal declaration that telemedicine is transforming healthcare. Not to sound like a hipster, but I wrote my “ telemedicine is changing healthcare IT ” article back in 2012, before it was cool.).

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. Stay Connected with patients who do not come in regularly : When patients are going through infusion treatment, Dr. Twaddle explained that her team sees them on a frequent basis.