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 WalmartHealth.com, its health-focused ecommerce portal.

As Americans Start to Return-to-Work in the Summer of COVID, Mental Health is a Top Concern Among Employers

Health Populi

employers worry about workers’ mental health and substance use as employees begin returning to work in the summer of 2020. companies say behavioral health has a negative impact on workforce productivity. Most U.S.

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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. These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home.

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.

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. Americans have relatively less access to a doctor when care is needed, the OECD report revealed.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

Health Populi

In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs. This is the annual forecast for 2020 brought to us by the National Business Group of Health (NBGH), the Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Social networks are useful in health care delivery, virtually all healthcare stakeholders agreed.

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.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to 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. It’s clear that people want to engage in health via the food they buy and consume.

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

Health Populi

the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. health care delivery.

How The Rapid Shift To Telehealth Leaves Many Community Health Centers Behind During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Henry Kotula

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the landscape of ambulatory care with rapid shifts to telehealth. Government officials have taken notice, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act infused $1.32 Preparedness Of Community Health Centers For Telehealth.

Moving the Needle at Providence/St. Joseph’s Digital Innovation Group

Digital Health Today

I had the pleasure of having coffee with Aaron Martin and Sara Vaezy at the recent Health 2.0 Sara Vaezy is the Chief of Digital Strategy and leads the strategy and development of digital partnerships, technology evaluation and pilots for Providence/St Joseph’s Health System.Providence/St.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

But this was Round 2 of the debate, with ten more White House aspirants sharing views — sometimes sparring — on issues of immigration, economic justice, climate change, and once again health care playing a starring role from the start of the two-hour event.

VA telehealth program offers virtual access to care teams, wellness classes, yoga

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Louis Healthcare System announced this week that it has contracted with the telecommunications vendor Uniper Care for a pilot program providing veterans access to telehealth and social engagement services. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs St.

How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Institute for Family Health based in New Paltz, New York, is one of the largest federally qualified health center networks in New York State. In New York City, the institute is at the forefront of serving low-income patients and other disadvantaged groups.

What does 2020 hold for technology in healthcare?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

From improved mental health provisions to the age of telecommunications, this article, discusses what 2020 might hold for technology in healthcare. I believe that teleconsultation will come of age in 2020, and will be used increasingly across multiple health sectors.

Telehealth use rises, but new trends highlight demographic divides

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

However, data indicates groups facing the greatest risks right now, including older people and those with lower incomes, are not sharing in these benefits equally. "We also expect to see telehealth use grow for primary care, urgent care and chronic care management," he said.

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

Health Populi

Psychological needs: While digital tech can enhance users’ sense and control of health and well-being, only 38% of people believe this need is met. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

How Telehealth Can Improve Access to Specialty Healthcare

InTouch Health

Additionally, the patient’s primary care provider may have trouble sharing information with the specialty provider, which can delay access to care and worsen patient outcomes. Click here to read the full Sharp Healthcare case study at InTouch Health.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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 True Costs of Diabetes Go Well Beyond the Wallet

Health Populi

The daily life of a person managing diabetes feels many costs: at work, on relationships, at play, during sleep, on time, on mental health, and to be sure, on personal finances. Consider food, another key self-care component for a person dealing with diabetes.

The 2020 Amwell Client Awards

American Well

Indiana University Health. M Health Fairview. Gundersen Health System. Nemours Children’s Health System. Children’s Health in Dallas. Penn State Health. Centurion Health. Augusta University Health. Baptist Health South Florida.

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.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

While mental health used to take up the largest share of telehealth work, it moved from first to fifth on the list, representing only 7% of insurance claim distribution. The highest use in a 10-year age group was 51-60 (15%).

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) oversees the healthcare needs of roughly 6,200 dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). " Duane Schielke, Alliance for Integrated Care of New York.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

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?

Telehealth Partnerships

American Well

These groups also have the benefit of being able to see the same patients for years in a row. So, all three groups benefit: Healthcare professionals expand their reach. Three distinct population groups get access to medical care they otherwise would lack.

Join us at “Transforming Community Pharmacies in to High Street Clinics”

mHealth Insight

The conference will highlight the potential of delivering high quality and easily accessible, personalised healthcare in North East London, including clinical and public health services and the NHS 10-year plan.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. Millennials are also the most likely age group to switch physicians to one who offers virtual care.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. Millennials are also the most likely age group to switch physicians to one who offers virtual care.

Telehealth Partnerships

American Well

These groups also have the benefit of being able to see the same patients for years in a row. So, all three groups benefit: Healthcare professionals expand their reach. Three distinct population groups get access to medical care they otherwise would lack. Of the three groups, school children represent the population most likely to be helped by telehealth. Prisoners comprise the third major group. This group is also quite large.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. Health.