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 services providers reported a diverse range of mental health concerns.

What the Pew Report on Trust and Distrust in America Means for Health/Care, El Paso and Dayton — Pogo Rears His Head Again

Health Populi

It’s been well-documented that Americans’ trust in institutions, and especially government and media, has eroded over the past decade. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This last point gives us some hope, perhaps.

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The Book on Deaths of Despair – Deaton & Case On Education, Pain, Work and the Future of Capitalism

Health Populi

The mantra that “your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code” has gone mainstream (and it’s a key pillar in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumers to Health Citizens. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I draft this post on Monday 9th March 2020.

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.

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

A third and probably biggest reason for this burnout is stress from utilizing health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health record (EHR) systems. Physicians who reported marginal time for documentation were 2.8

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Psych Central podcast: “We often feel very isolated, but we have a lot more in common than we realize.”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Psych Central is the terrific mental health community mentioned by “Doc Tom” Ferguson in the e-Patient White Paper, the founding document of our Society. (At Psych Central is one example of how the internet has altered what’s possible in health and care.

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

“Medical trend” is the expected increase in a health plan’s per capita health care costs. The second table from the PwC report details patients delaying care by consumer segment, health, and insurance status.

VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"More than 200,000 or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments in FY 2019 were for tele-mental health visits," said VA officials. The agency noted that more than 99,000 Veterans used the app, which connects Vets with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, at home, thereby saving a trip to a medical facility. The U.S.

Veterans Affairs, Walmart open latest telehealth pilot site

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's all part of the VA's Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations, or ATLAS, services initiative, which will provide clinical services – which the VA notes will vary by location – including primary care, nutrition, mental health and social work. The U.S.

Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although research supported the efficacy of video telepsychiatry, the National Institute of Mental Health-funded study notes, only 5% of psychiatrists in the Medicare program had ever provided a telemedicine visit.

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. Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3. Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

Tele-psychiatry helps small provider expand services, treat during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As is the case nationally, psychiatry is in limited supply in the area of River Valley Health and Dental Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Further, as a federally qualified health center, River Valley is charged with providing comprehensive, whole-person care.

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many AICNY beneficiaries reside in group homes and use Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. There are a great many telemedicine technology and services vendors on the health IT market today. Population health management enters an uncharted new era.

New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

Insulin Nation

The effects of fibrillation have been well documented in human and synthetic insulins for some time. You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means.

A Therapist’s Guide to Working Remotely

TheraNest

People don’t need to be located in your immediate geographic area to participate, and those with health conditions that prevent them from driving to your office consistently can still get the help they need from the comfort of their own homes.

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.

Health SXSW 2018 | The 33 charts Super Guide

33 Charts

I’ve done the heavy lifting by curating a super list of the best health care talks and events at SXSW interactive. Think of it as the ultimate guide for the health care power user. If you’ve not done Health SXSW you’re in for a treat. And health care needs more of that.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telebehavioral Health Institute. Mental Health by the Numbers.

A Romanticised History of SPM

Society for Participatory Medicine

This is not a historical well-documented history of SPM, it’s my imperfect interpretation of its history. . Doc Tom” Ferguson (Wikipedia) envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and health professionals and systems that support them.

Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Given the rapidly changing health care environment, it is critical to quantify the economic impact physicians have on society. BHM watches health trends and understands the importance of improving and changing with the industry. Physician burnout is a public health issue that “urgently demands action” from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.

Tips for Therapists to Survive Health Insurance Deductible Season

TheraNest

For example, an insurance plan may have a $15 mental health visit copay. Commercial Health Insurance. Commercial health insurance is a healthcare policy not provided or administered by a government program.

I Have Type 1 and Have Struggled with Suicidal Thoughts

Insulin Nation

Recently, we wrote about a study that documented high rates of suicide and drug use among organ donors with Type 1 diabetes. That is when I started to really have problems with my mental health and diabetes.

Reducing Suicide via Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

We recognize that health systems need to be suicide safe, communities need to be prepared to support those at risk for suicide and those grieving a suicide loss, and media and entertainment depictions of suicide must be safe and accurate,” the Action Alliance reported.

Matt Hancock’s artificially intelligent NHS needs careful scrutiny

Lloyd Price

Health Secretary Matt Hancock went all out on prevention last week, detailing his ‘better than cure’ vision for the NHS. Securing our nation’s health requires a significant and sustained effort to prevent illness and support good physical and mental health,” he said. “We

Security Appliances and FHIR Servers

Health Intersections

the appliance will see the that the response is marked as a mental health encounter, and change the response to a 404 Not Found with an appropriate error message. The FHIR Standard doesn’t say much about security.

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HIStalk Interviews Chris Klomp, CEO, Collective Medical

HIStalk Interviews

Patti, who is a pretty intimidating and awesome lady, told them to “build a computer program” for what she was doing in a circulated Word document and they did. We help disparate stakeholders across the continuum — emergency, inpatient, skilled nursing facilities, mental health stakeholders, and even health plans and ACOs with their care managers – become aware when a patient needs them, particularly those vulnerable members who have figuratively fallen.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Most offer the same reasons: Medicaid reimbursement rates are typically lower than other insurers and the documentation requirements can be burdensome. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine.

The Power of Words in Healthcare: A Patient-Friendly Lexicon. Top 10 List #WordsDoMatter Project

Society for Participatory Medicine

I don’t always want to be reminded that I am sick but I’m managing my health to the best of my ability, while managing life. I’m a wife that’s confused and just trying figure out how to help my husband manage his mental health and my family cope.”.

Getting Started with Telehealth

TheraNest

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. It can be a powerful tool that makes mental health care easier and more convenient to access and provide. Greater access: Telehealth can make mental health services more accessible and convenient—increasing mental health treatment outcomes.

When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken? As a therapist, your relationship with your clients has therapeutic, economic, and legal dimensions.

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The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care

mHealth Insight

The UK’s Department of Health & Social Care has issued a fascinating Policy Paper on The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care. And, in the NHS, we have the world’s biggest health institution.

Diabetes as a Disability in the Workplace

Insulin Nation

Additionally, the mental aspects that often occur from the management of diabetes, including depression and anxiety, are also considered disabilities. With diabetes and mental illness, this stigma is especially rampant. And make sure to document your discussion. sponsor.

Is an Asylum-Seeker’s Diabetes Being Dangerously Mismanaged?

Insulin Nation

Menjivar Guardado approached advocates about her case during a recent “Know Your Rights” seminar held at the Hutto Detention Center, a Texas facility which houses women, many of whom have crossed the border without documentation seeking asylum in the United States.

Weekender 6/22/18

HIStalk Weekender

IBM Watson Health executives tell employees that the company will scale back its hospital pay-for-performance tools business. The issue is not them documenting “not taking.” HIStalk Interviews John Talaga, EVP/GM, OnPlan Health. Weekly News Recap.

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Veterans Are Superheroes, But This Is Beyond Comic – The Tale of Marvel and the VA

Health Populi

This is not the first time I’ve mashed up popular culture into a post on health care here on Health Populi. The Mar-a-Lago Crowd spoke with VA officials daily, the documents show, reviewing all manner of policy and personnel decisions.

When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. Explaining the limits of confidentiality before starting any therapy whatsoever may be a preferable choice to allowing a client to unwittingly breach confidentiality and then have the therapist’s legally-obligated actions land the client behind bars or in a mental institution. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken?

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When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

In other cases, you are obligated to breach confidentiality in the name of public safety or your client’s health. Explaining the limits of confidentiality before starting any therapy whatsoever may be a preferable choice to allowing a client to unwittingly breach confidentiality and then have the therapist’s legally-obligated actions land the client behind bars or in a mental institution. When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken?

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Voice Technology and your health in 2020

Waracle

Good things are coming and today we’re exploring voice technology and your health in 2020. Rising costs, compliance requirements and consumer demands mean that solutions need to bring more than the promise of better health to the table. . Digital Health Featured Blog Voice

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