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.

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?

Patients Growing Health Consumer Muscles Expect Digital Services

Health Populi

Patientsexperiences 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. Healthcare Consumer Experience Study.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

Health Populi

Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

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 Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

Health Populi

Talk to me, patients are demanding in unison. Four in five patients say that talking to “me” means they want personalized recommendations to their unique needs – but only one-third of patients say they’re getting that level of service from their healthcare providers.

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.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. On the demand side of 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.

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.

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). Patients knew this – PLM was emphatic about transparency in its community and the company never hid what they were doing with people’s data.

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.

Sicker Consumers Are More Willing to Share Health Data

Health Populi

People dealing with chronic conditions are keener to share personally-generated data than people that don’t have a chronic disease, Deloitte’s 2018 Survey of U.S> > Health Care Consumers learned. Deloitte surveyed 4,530 U.S.

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. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

Consumer Health and Patient Engagement – Are We There Yet?

Health Populi

Along with artificial intelligence, patient engagement feels like the new black in health care right now. The growth of health plans and providers integrating social determinants of health into health strategies and tactics for improving peoples’ health outcomes and engagement.

“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. Dr. Peter Rasmussen explained that there are many reasons consumers don’t yet engage in virtual health services.

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.

Philips’ Future Health Index 2019 report focuses on the role digital health technology plays in improving both the clinician and patient experience

Lloyd Price

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced the publication of its Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report: ‘Transforming healthcare experiences: Exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients’ [1].

The Patient As Payor: Workers Covered by Employer Health Insurance Spend 11.5% of Household Incomes on Premiums and Deductibles

Health Populi

Workers covered by health insurance through their companies spend 11.5% For 17 states, these health care costs consumed 12 to 16.5% This third chart comes out of the book, built from data from the S tress in America survey annually conducted by the American Psychological Association.

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

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.

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. Joseph Health.

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In

CareCloud adds practice personalization features, algorithm prescribes antibiotic therapies, and more digital health news briefs

Healthcare Guys

Among these are support for personalized URLs and webpages for practices, configurable patient feedback surveys, and a new patient experience management dashboard. Also: US Army purchases Fitbits for remote monitoring pilot; VR workouts reduce pain, improve results.

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What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

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. For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services.

In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019. One in four patients reported cost-related insulin underuse — which I deem as self-rationing.

Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

GlobalMed

If you regularly follow virtual care news, you might have seen a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. For some people, the results seemed to confirm that patients do not like virtual services, since “access video calls with providers” ranked dead last at 10 percent.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve? Digital transformation: Healthcare making progress but much work remains. The system is digitized. Health IT implementation best practices.

Will Amazon, Apple or Google Succeed as the Next Healthcare Disruptor?

Phoenix Health Systems

Consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, at the same time new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions are coming out.

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Why We Are at the Crossroads of the Next Healthcare Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

At a moment when consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions seem to be paving the way. This confluence of developments may be the perfect setting for the next major disruption in our industry, a scenario that many hospital leaders, physicians and health tech vendors won’t relish.

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Healthcare CIOs Face New Pressures and Novel Opportunities

David Chou

According to the survey, only 21 percent of CIOs said they believed they were meaningfully involved in market-facing innovations and strategic departmental IT selections. More ominously, only 15 percent of CIOs surveyed (down 55 percent from the previous year) said the role of health system CIO was becoming increasingly strategic. Hospital CEOs Look to Forge Digital Innovation, Automation What do CIOs think of Brown’s analysis?

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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. health care spending, 3 so the promise of mobile health is especially attractive.” Subjectively perceived states of health (e.g., “Digital Therapeutics and Diagnostics.

Healthcare has never experienced anything like Amazon’s combination of logistics, voice AI expertise and data analytics. The impact could be huge.

Lloyd Price

Ever since the announcement last year that three of America’s biggest companies — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — had united, Voltron-style, to fight for lower healthcare costs and forge “a better patient experience” for their combined 1.2