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.

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 2 – Our Mental Health

Health Populi

as most people are “social distancing” or sheltering in place, based on numbers from the early April 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll on the impact of the coronavirus on American life.

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Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture.

“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

Health Populi

In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”. In the best case scenario, per Dr. Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine , AI can help bring more humanity to health care.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

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.

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.

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment

FierceHealthIT

Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

Behavioral Healthcare Top Reason Members Seek Telehealth Treatment

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. Telehealth continues to grow rapidly in both availability and popularity for members with behavioral healthcare needs. anxiety and other nonpsychotic mental disorders.

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.

Bringing Health Care to School Children

Health Recovery Solutions

Telehealth programs are traditionally used to bring care to older patient populations who, for various reasons, have difficulty making frequent trips to the doctor. As the field grows, telehealth is becoming a viable care option for all age groups.

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.

Telehealth use rises, but new trends highlight demographic divides

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing consumer perspectives towards 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.

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.

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. Across the U.S.,

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

Get to know the most important data on telehealth market growth, insurance and telemedicine, telehealth technology, telemedicine patient demographics, telehealth patient satisfaction, provider adoption of telehealth, and specialty telemedicine statistics.

Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

TheraNest

They also noted that public facing platforms like Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok should not be used as a means of telehealth care provision. . 6 Reasons To Use A HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platform. You’ll be able to host group therapy sessions.

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Telehealth Partnerships

American Well

Healthcare professionals may be asking themselves, “Who can I help through telehealth?”. 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.

How Telehealth Can Improve Access to Specialty Healthcare

InTouch Health

Our Recent Partnership with Sharp Healthcare Shows the Benefits of Specialty Telehealth. InTouch Health recently partnered with Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, California to improve access to specialty healthcare using a state-of-the-art telehealth program.

Patient engagement support vendor offers free telehealth to NY, NJ women

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

UPIC Health, which provides administrative revenue cycle and patient engagement support to healthcare clients, now is offering telehealth services for free to women who live in New York and New Jersey. " Behavioral and mental health providers also have turned to virtual care.

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A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows. More Patients Than Ever Are Using Telehealth Services. The highest use in a 10-year age group was 51-60 (15%).

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

American Well

The adoption of telehealth has continued to nearly double year-over-year for the past decade. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. They also are the most willing generation to use telehealth for urgent care.

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

American Well

The adoption of telehealth has continued to nearly double year-over-year for the past decade. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. They also are the most willing generation to use telehealth for urgent care.

Telehealth Partnerships

American Well

Healthcare professionals may be asking themselves, “Who can I help through telehealth?”. These groups also have the benefit of being able to see the same patients for years in a row. And, if a telehealth professional sets up an agreement with a statewide agency, you can work with the same system over a much larger area, which helps states rein in costs in an era of budget cutting. So, all three groups benefit: Healthcare professionals expand their reach.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

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.

Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED – Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

In 2017, the National Quality Forum (NQF) developed a framework that provides a guide to the development of measures that assess and evaluate telehealth in the areas of access to care, cost, effectiveness, and the overall patient/provider experience. Follow-up Participant Questions: Q: We should not look at chronic conditions and behavioral health as separate categories rather they are inextricably interconnected. What are the benefits of telehealth and reducing substance abuse?

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.

4 Ways Top Telemedicine Health Plans Are Maximizing Success

American Well

Telemedicine enables health plans to deliver convenient, affordable, high-quality care to members. But to maximize its impact, health plans need to take full advantage of telehealth’s capabilities. Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services.

4 Ways Top Telemedicine Health Plans Are Maximizing Success

American Well

Telemedicine enables health plans to deliver convenient, affordable, high-quality care to members. But to maximize its impact, health plans need to take full advantage of telehealth’s capabilities. Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services.

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.

Study: Telemedicine Can Boost Patient Satisfaction With Post-op Care

BHM Healthcare Solutions

In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap. However, patients who used telemedicine had higher scores for physical function and mental health.

Telehealth: Effects on Behavioral Health Services

Perficient

Telehealth continues to change how physicians work together with their patients. Organizations are already expanding existing telehealth agendas while investing in telehealth technology. National Business Group on Health said 56% of employers in 2018 plan to offer telehealth for behavioral health services as a covered benefit.”. Telehealth and behavioral health have an extensive amount of opportunities for expansion in the upcoming years.

Telepsychiatry saves east Texas hospitals $18 million over 7 years

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the early 2000s, the state of Texas was in the midst of a widely recognized, multi-decade crisis from lack of mental health services for people in need. " Susan Rushing, Burke Mental Health Emergency Center.

VA partners with Facebook, Red Cross on video call devices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs continues its rollout of telehealth tools through a partnership with social media company Facebook and the American Red Cross. 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.

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

This statement underscored a theme that permeated the majority of the day’s conversation, led by executives at some 60+ emerging and established digital health companies. Telehealth 2.0 is a win for population health management.