Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

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 As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0

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

Health Populi

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.

In 2020, PwC Expects Consumers to Grow DIY Healthcare Muscles As Medical Prices Increase

Health Populi

Internally, health industry business leaders are prioritizing several workforce strategies in the new year, first and foremost to confront digital transformation. Clearly, digital transformation is top-of-mind for healthcare organizations pondering their workforce strategies for 2020.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

“We knew millions of people weren’t getting the care they needed — they were either too embarrassed to seek help or felt stuck in a system that was confusing and intimidating. The organization will be known as GoodRx Care.

“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. This omnichannel phenomenon is now retail-reality, and it’s happening in health care delivery, too.

How Consumers’ Belt-Tightening Could Impact Health/Care – Insights from Deloitte’s Retail Team

Health Populi

consumer spending for education, food and health care substantially grew, crowding out spending for other categories like transportation and housing. will allocate health care spending into their personal health household economies.

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.

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

Health Populi

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.”.

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.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

We are only just past the dawn of the second machine age, where digitization is enabling artificial intelligence. We crave actual physical connection to neighbours, colleagues, and fellow townspeople, even if digitally facilitated.”

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

With the acquisition of GreatCall, a mature player in the aging-tech space, Best Buy is doubling down on consumer health technology@retail. Even with Amazon-everything, and in health/care, too, Best Buy has successfully navigated the rough retail waters to get to this point.

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.

What Would Healthcare Feel Like If It Acted Like Supermarkets – the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings

Health Populi

consumers rank supermarkets, fast food chains, retailers, and banks as their top performing industries for experience according to the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings. Among the 14 health plans Temkin considered, Tricare earned the top place for customer experience in the industry.

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

Health Populi

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.

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. People travel further and wait longer for medical services than for veterinary care (second in this line-up), auto repair, banking, and household services.

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.

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). PLM built a vessel into which people could pour their experiences, their biomarkers, their life hacks.

Why “one app to rule them all” results in a worse patient experience and is not the future of Digital Health

Lloyd Price

In this imagined model, patients flock to one comprehensive user experience for all their healthcare needs, from insurance and scheduling to lab results and disease management. Not only does it ignore the way people use technology, it puts the patient experience second.

Digital Health Governance is at a Premium

Perficient

In the final blog of this series we explore data governance and its role in digital health. Given the other four trends, one of the biggest challenges will continue to be obtaining executive buy-in for digital health initiatives.

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.

TELUS Health and Babylon to bring advanced digital health technologies to Canada

Lloyd Price

The partnership aims to support continuity of care by delivering more options to Canadians for accessing quality healthcare and communicating more efficiently with healthcare practitioners from anywhere, at any time.

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.

5 Trends from the American Telemedicine Association Conference 2019

Enzyme Health

Get a recap of the most noteworthy insights from this year’s discussions and learn what telehealth industry leaders have to say about the future of digital health. The discussions that take place at the ATA set the tone for the future of the digital health industry.

Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Focus on Workforce Development According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032, including both primary care doctors and specialists. The system is digitized.

Review of Mobile Devices and Health by Ida Sim in the NEJM

mHealth Insight

Mobile Devices and Health was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. who is a Primary Care Physician, Professor at UCSF & coFounder at Open mHealth (follow her on Twitter @IdaSim ). Subjectively perceived states of health (e.g.,