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.

The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

employers are tightening their focus on mental and behavioral health, addressing workers’ chronic conditions, emphasizing women’s health, and allocating more resources to digital and telehealth investments, we learn from Optum’s Ten Years of Health and Well-Being at Work: Learning from our past and reimagining the future. Of key import is the finding that 9 in 10 employers have plans to address mental health stigma in the next year.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

New NHS mental health data hub, Babylon Healthcheck and more UK digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon creates new Healthcheck feature, institute launches £3m competition paving the way for a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and EY releases preliminary findings from survey on digital health attitudes

“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

Health Populi

In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”. In the best case scenario, per Dr. Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine , AI can help bring more humanity to health care.

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. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals. Chapter 5 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , details the promise of digital health: wearable, shareable and virtual.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

This drove health consumers to virtual care platforms in the first months of the public health crisis — including lots of older people who had never used telemedicine or even a mobile health app. The survey was conducted online in June 2020 among 2,074 U.S.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? a senior managing director in Accenture’s global Health practice.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Health Populi

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. health citizens and their providers.

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

Health Populi

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. consumers would be interested in using telehealth going forward, McKinsey’s consumer survey from May 20, 2020, found.

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

Health Populi

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. Living in Digital Times is the organizational home for the DHSummit.

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

Health Populi

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. Health care is the top issue driving voters’ choices in the 2020 elections for most Americans.

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

Health Populi

We are all Homo informaticus these days , multi-channel, multi-platform beings using digital platforms. It is about living,” Nicholas Negroponte wrote in Being Digital. In that quarter-century since Negroponte made that prescient observation, we come to better understand that being a Digital Society has its upsides and downfalls, alike. By pillar: Basic needs: Only 1 in 2 people believe their basic digital needs are being met.

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

Health Populi

households’ changing behaviors for consuming content, stocking the pantry, engaging with social media, and using online health and fitness tools. This research surveyed 1,004 U.S. 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.

Patients’ Expectations for Health Beyond Care: Think Food, Exercise, Emotions, Sleep and Finance

Health Populi

People want to make health with their health care providers, and they want more than care from them: most patients are looking for support with healthy eating, exercise, emotional support, sleep, stress management, social relationships, and financial health. And in case physicians, nurses and pharmacists aren’t sufficiently business with that punch-list for health, two in three U.S.

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.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Adopting these applications can help health care reduce costs, drive labor efficiency and support people-centered design and experience. We see such leap-frogging in parts of the world that were indeed late to the Health Care v1.0

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. People who feel lonely also were more likely to say they were in poor or fair health versus people who rarely feel isolated. Loneliness is also part of an un-virtuous cycle that can magnify these health risks.

Five mobile apps that are reshaping mental health care

Waracle

When it comes to mental health, the needs and challenges of those needing support are very different. According to MIND , in the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year. And while the number of individuals experiencing mental health issues hasn’t fluctuated much over time, there are still a lot of contributing factors that can make both coping, and reaching out for help, very difficult.

Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

Consumers have health goals across many dimensions, topped with eating well, getting fit, reducing stress, sleeping better, feeling mentally well, and improving personal finances. Consumers embrace their food habits as a key self-care determinant of health.

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. Here are how these five mega-trends can bolster our health and healthcare products and services over the next decade. ” #SDOH is the hashtag for “Social Determinants of Health.”

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing mental health issues. Patients in the U.S.

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. Most people over 50 years of age are cautious but open to receiving health care virtually via telehealth platforms, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging from my alma mater, the University of Michigan. It’s not enough to build/offer digital health tech to patients.

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

Health Populi

health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. As consumers, people have great expectations from the organizations on the supply side of health care — providers (hospitals and doctors), health insurance plans, pharma and medical device companies. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. But we must and we will, a group of inspiring and inspired people who work across the health/care ecosystem affirmed this week in Dallas at the conference of Medecision Liberation 2019. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

“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. On the health system (provider) side, there is substantial pressure to reduce costs and at the same time, provide innovative services.

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture. Both health and economic concerns plague consumers around the world as people “strive to adapt to a new normal,” Accenture reports.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

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. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences.

Early warning signs of a mental health tsunami: A coordinated response to gather initial data insights from digital services providers

Lloyd Price

The aim of this study is to document initial observations from multiple digital services providers during the COVID-19 crisis, especially those related to mental health and wellbeing. Digital mental health service providers (N=45), financial services providers (N=4) and other relevant digital data source providers (N=3) responded with quantitative and/or qualitative data insights.

Phone Calls, Social Plans, and Entertainment As Prescriptions for Older Peoples’ Loneliness

Health Populi

Loneliness is a killer, a health risk factor that’s been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in America, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “As a force in shaping our health, medical care pales in comparison with the circumstances of the communities in which we live. The survey was conducted among 1,000+ U.S. Netflix-for-health?

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

Health Populi

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. It’s also an enormous stress test of the [health care] system. At that point, the company left behind other businesses not core to health. What a difference 90 days makes.

Will DTx East 2020 be a Pivotal Event for the Digital Therapeutics Industry?

Digital Health Today

A few days before the next event starts (DTx East), we were struck by how this industry has become one with the most exciting areas in healthcare, with the potential to answer unmet population health needs. Digital health during the pandemic.

As COVID-19 Rocks Markets, Digital Health Start-Ups Rake In Cash

Lloyd Price

While many industries plummeted in the first quarter of the year, digital health companies closed the first quarter of 2020 with unprecedented levels of funding. Private equity and venture capital financing of digital health start-ups reached an all-time high of just over $3 billion in Q1 2020. Start-ups in the mental health arena also saw landmark levels of funding in Q1 2020, reaching an astounding total of $576 million.

The Home and Low-Touch Health Care – a Health Consumer Update from Capgemini

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for patients-as-consumers, seeking lower-touch health care services at home or closer-to-home in community health hubs. The need for a holistic platform the serves up a continuum-of-care tools across the patient journey became evident in a matter of months, Capgemini Research Institute calls out in The Health Fix , a research report assessing peoples’ perspectives on health care in the Age of COVIOD-19.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization? There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

The Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

Health Populi

Most health consumers expect providers to communicate about routine health care and prevention; this is especially true among those patients trying to manage chronic conditions we learn from 10 Ways to Fulfill Patients’ Communication Wish List , a report based on a consumer survey from West, the communications and network infrastructure company. Less than half say they’re currently getting that support from health care providers.

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.

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. Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers. Today is Boxing Day and St.

Celebrating “Labor Day” Welcoming Natalist to Our Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

” That is indeed the perfect framing this Labor Day week for my welcome to Natalist , a new entrant into the growing health ecosystem firmly focused on fertility…”inspired by beauty and backed by science,” the tagline reads. The Founder of Natalist is Halle Tecco, who was Founder of Rock Health, an early-stage investor in digital health who played a major role in defining the space in its nascent phase.

Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

Health Populi

As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs. Consumers know what good retail looks and feels like, and are focusing that experiential lens on health care, Aflac found when their Workforces Survey polled Americans on what they’d like their health insurance shopping process to feel like.

HIPAA 244