Medicare Members Are Health Consumers, Too – Our AHIP Talk About Aging, Digital Immigrants, and Personalizing Health/Care

Health Populi

That program has the potential to change our Medicare members manage meds at home to ensure better adherence, supporting better health outcomes and personal feelings of efficacy and control. [As Digital immigrants, first coined by Marc Prensky in 2001.

A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

There are over 60 million enrollees in Medicare in 2019, and fully one-third are in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries every day in the U.S. Younger Medicare beneficiaries are more digitally engaged (connected) than their older peers.

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?

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. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

Blockchain was first developed as a means of transaction for the digital currency Bitcoin. now that it has entered the digital world (albeit tepidly) via EHRs and IT support. One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records. Herding a patient’s data from many sources into a single record has always been a lofty goal of digital health.

Patients Growing Health Consumer Muscles Expect Digital Services

Health Populi

Patients’ experiences with the health care industry fall short of their interactions with other industries — namely online retail, online banking and online travel, a new survey from Cedar, a payments company, learned. 33% of patients would like digital payment options.

The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

And so, too, are older folks re-imagining how and where their health care services could be delivered and consumed. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I recently collaborated with HealthMine on a survey looking into Medicare Advantage members’ views of health and digital technology.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been woefully underfunded and have fallen short of their vision.

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

Health Populi

Ann Mond Johnson assumed the helm of CEO of ATA in 2018, and she’s issued a call-to-action across the health/care ecosystem for a delivery system upgrade. 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.

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.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

Health Populi

We are all Health Consumers now… The post Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. Marc Iskowitz, Executive Editor of MM&M, warmly welcomed me to the Haymarket Media soundproof studio in New York City yesterday.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Pillo's pill dispenser sold under Black & Decker's brand, Apple's negotiations with private Medicare plans, and more digital health briefs

Mobi Health News

Also: New funding announcements from Nomad Health and Powerdot

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

These developments have evolved the registry into a living digital narrative. The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) has been used since 2015 as a metric to determine negative Medicare payment adjustments to providers who do not meet quality standards. It is also essential to all true value-based reimbursement models being discussed or implemented in health care.

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

Health Populi

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.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

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

Health Populi

imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice. Today, fewer than 1% of Medicare beneficiaries have had any telehealth encounter, Kaveh explained, and fewer than one in eight doctors are aware of offering telehealth in their practice.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

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.

Two-Thirds of Americans Say Healthcare Doesn’t Work Well, in RealClear Politics Poll

Health Populi

Health care is the top issue facing the U.S. Together, health care + the economy rank the top issues for 62% of Americans. Only 4% of people say American health care is “working well.” Still, half feel burdened by health care costs.

Bringing Digital Health to Those Who Need It Most

Chilmark Research

And that points to digital health’s biggest problem. Under Armour’s $400 Health Box ? It’s for athletes with money to burn, not seniors on Medicare collecting Social Security. Yet digital health appeals to the young, the affluent, and the health literate.

Medicare Opens the Door to Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring

Digital Health Today

When CMS unveiled the first standalone reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring (“RPM”) by “unbundling” CPT Code 99091 in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule , it opened the door to the widespread use of RPM services for patients and promised there was more to come.

Medicare Reimbursement for Remote Monitoring Should Drive Adoption (What a long, strange trip it’s been….)

The cHealth Blog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule about two weeks ago and there is at least one nugget in there that should speed the adoption of remote patient monitoring. These insights have driven AMA’s digital health strategy since.

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.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

Health Populi

Health agencies will have to become at least as sophisticated as other consumer/retail industries in analyzing a variety of data that helps uncover root causes of human behavior,” Gartner recommended in 2017.

Connect Health Initiative Lauds CMS Digital Health Interoperability Initiative

ConnectedHealth

Las Vegas, NV - Today, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced new proposals to promote interoperability in the digital health ecosystem that support greater patient data access. The proposals, which include a new version of the Blue Button API and stricter rules on data blocking, will bring significant benefits to innovators in the digital health ecosystem. Our members need access to interoperable data to fuel and effectively implement their digital health solutions.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., Health Care Law and Consulting. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60

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.

Testing Times for Healthcare Software: The Top 10 Issues

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Digital health presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for those operating in this competitive and demanding market. Illegal copying is prohibited.

The Burgeoning Role Of Venture Capital In Health Care

Henry Kotula

[link] ; The US health care system relies heavily on private markets. B etween 2010 and 2017, the value of investments in digital health increased by 858 percent, and the number of financing deals in this sector increased by 412 percent; more than $41.5

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Humana, Aspen RxHealth collaborating to offer app connecting patients with pharmacists

FierceHealthIT

Humana is teaming up with digital health startup Aspen RxHealth to offer Medicare Advantage patients an app that connects them with pharmacists for clinical services, including medication therapy management

Power to the People: David Goldsmith of WEGO Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

It is always a pleasure to speak with David Goldsmith ( @dsgold ), Chief Strategy Officer at WEGO Health. As he describes it, WEGO Health is working with clients in the life sciences – including pharma, digital health startups and others – to bring patient voice and expertise into their organizations in order to build more patient-centered solutions. And WEGO Health sees involving patients in the process as ultimately being good for their clients as well.

Power to the People: David Goldsmith of WEGO Health — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

It is always a pleasure to speak with David Goldsmith ( @dsgold ), Chief Strategy Officer at WEGO Health. As he describes it, WEGO Health is working with clients in the life sciences – including pharma, digital health startups and others – to bring patient voice and expertise into their organizations in order to build more patient-centered solutions. And WEGO Health sees involving patients in the process as ultimately being good for their clients as well.