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

Health Populi

Four in five medium, large and jumbo companies expect their spending on health and wellness programs will increase over the next three years. Of key import is the finding that 9 in 10 employers have plans to address mental health stigma in the next year.

Walmart’s Growing Footprint in Healthcare and Public Health, from Guns to Mental Health and Gardens

Health Populi

Over the past couple of weeks, Walmart is demonstrating its growing commitment to and leadership in healthcare and public health. The store launched, its health-focused ecommerce portal.

How to work with innovation in digital mental health

Digital Leaders HealthTech

Many mental health clients face various roadblocks to obtaining healthcare that works for them: Lack of Education Regarding Mental Health. The Benefits of Digital Treatment An d Delivery Systems For Mental Health Patients. Digital Mental Health Innovations.

A Q&A on Telehealth for Mental Health with Dr. Lindsay Henderson

American Well

adults experiencing a mental illness each year, but only about half receiving treatment, it’s important that we work to increase awareness for the different options that exist for individuals seeking care. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we sat down with Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, American Well’s Director of Psychological Services, to learn how telehealth is helping extend access to mental health treatment. With one in five U.S.

Could a chat with a bot help improve mental health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

To hear someone say we are facing a crisis in mental health is perhaps common to the point of cliché but it is a very real issue. The point is that demand for mental health services is far outweighing the available resources.

Art As Medicine – WHO Weaves the Evidence for Arts’ Role in Improving Health

Health Populi

“What’s the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?” ” asks a report from the World Health Organization ‘s Europe region team (WHO-Europe).

Real world examples of Robot-Human synergy in Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Real world examples of Robot-Human synergy in Healthcare Currently, robots can support and extend the service health specialists are providing, automating a range of repetitive tasks. This feature can be especially useful for children with mental health disorders.

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.

5 Questions About Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health Answered

Insulin Nation

She has combined her first-hand knowledge of living with Type 1 diabetes with a PhD in clinical psychology to serve the mental health needs of those within the diabetes community. What has been your experience, as a mental health professional, working with people with diabetes?

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well

Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.

Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

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.

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.

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.

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.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries. For example, less than two-thirds of adults consume fruit every day (fewer men than women).

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

Health Populi

“How should we define ‘health?'” Eight years later, in May 2019, I read Reimagining Health – Flourishing in the 7th May 2019 issue of JAMA with some feelings of déjà vu. And I daresay, health reform. ” a 2011 BMJ article asked.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. In the 100 emerging trends across ten categories, the future is clearly health-driven, according to the tea-leaf readers at JWT.a. Health is all over, Culture.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech.

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.

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi.

Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

Health Populi

That resonates big for health/care, doesn’t it? When he used the word “interoperability,” I nearly fell out of my chair because that’s such a hot button in health care IT right now. Ultimately, though, trust is a critical currency, and especially in health 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. Doing so in this way could help health/care ecosystem stakeholders to innovate their own business and pricing models.

Prescription Drug Costs In America Through the Patient Lens, via IQVIA, GoodRx and a New $2 Million Therapy

Health Populi

It’s a richly detailed report with a mine of data; in this Health Populi post, I’ll focus through the patient lens of Rx spending, medication adherence out-of-pocket costs, prescription drug abandonment, and the role of “place” in personal drug pricing.

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.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail.

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. For context, carfentanil is used as a large animal tranquilizer for example in elephants. Expanding and modernizing mental health services and treatment in U.S.

The first A&E Mental Health room in the UK opens at The Royal London Hospital

Lloyd Price

An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in A&E has opened at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. The mental health room is the first room of its kind in the country to have artwork specially created for its users by its users – a ‘Hope Wall’. Miles met with service users over a number of sessions to fully understand the individual needs of those who manage mental health issues.

#093: Brain in a Dish: Personalizing Depression Treatment for Every Individual

Digital Health Today

In this episode we dive into mental health. Fewer than half of those suffering from depression are able to receive treatment due to limited resources, a lack of trained Health care providers, and of course, the social stigma that is still sadly associated with mental disorders.

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.

Caring for veterans: A privilege and a duty

Henry Kotula

There is no question that the VA health care system has to change, and it already has begun this process. The VA faced a physician shortage, as almost 16 million Americans returned from war, many needing health care. The VA offers veterans more than health care. [link].

How Technology Improves Access to Behavioral Healthcare

Healthcare Guys

A growing number of Americans require better access to behavioral health treatment options. Mental illness is a growing epidemic in the U.S.More than 43 million Americans, roughly 18 percent, have a mental health condition, according to a 2017 report published by Mental Health America.

Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED – Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Follow-up Participant Questions: Q: We should not look at chronic conditions and behavioral health as separate categories rather they are inextricably interconnected. For example, untreated behavioral conditions impede or prevent chronic medical condition recovery or improvement, hence significantly driving up health total care costs. One that many ask about is mental and behavioral health and to do that as a separate category.

What happens when an Algorithm labels you as mentally ill?

Lloyd Price

While you might think that your mental health is known only to you, your health practitioner or those closest to you, you might be unwittingly revealing it to strangers online. The medical field is also subject to strict health and privacy laws for safeguarding patient data.

Microsoft : The Chatbot Opportunity in Healthcare

Lloyd Price

One example where chatbots could have a huge impact on the NHS is reducing the burden on incorrectly used services in the NHS, through effective triage and providing intelligent information at times of need to patients. One project showcases the importance of Chatbots in mental health.

Food As Medicine: Grocery Stores Expand as Health Destinations While the Federal Government Cuts Food Stamps

Health Populi

There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. Food and access to utility services are key social determinants of health, the American Academy of Family Practice has asserted.

Heart-Work Exhaustion


As a mental health professional, compassion and a strong desire to help are the foundations of the helping field. We become a mirrored example to our clients on one way to sort through feelings versus facts of any situation. Emotional and mental distress.

March 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty?

The Virtual Couch: Rise of the Digital Therapist

Lloyd Price

When it comes to mental health, the digital world is often portrayed as the enemy. But, increasingly, psychologists and therapists are looking to the digital world to create or deliver programmes that might improve our mental health.

Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes

The cHealth Blog

We’re in full-scale planning mode for the 2019 Connected Health Conference and I am once again honored to be Program Chair. Take, for example, the 2018 theme, “ Balancing Technology and the Human Element. ” Mental health, for example, is a standout.

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.