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.

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?

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“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.

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%).

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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?

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals. The classification of substance abuse as a chronic condition by the ACA has implications with regards to digital health. Drug addiction affects all age groups.

Burnout and Stress Prevention for Physicians and NPs

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 Most Important Telemedicine Clinical Outcomes Research You Should Know

Enzyme Health

Numerous studies have been conducted on telehealth programs attempting to identify the value to the healthcare system at large, value to patients, and most importantly, effect on patient outcomes. Patient satisfaction : 100% of patients said they would recommend telehealth to other veterans.

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?

How to Find the Best Telemedicine Jobs

Enzyme Health

It’s not as easy as simply asking colleagues for their opinions on a hospital, medical director, or clinical management group. Telemedicine jobs are fairly new and there may not be anyone you trust and admire with significant experience working in virtual health care.

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

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. We are just beginning to appreciate how connected health interventions can inspire and sustain healthy habits. Mental health, for example, is a standout.

Do Medicare providers located at a Distant Site have to be hospital-based to provide services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Q: Per Medicare regulations, do the providers at a distant site have to be hospital-based or can they be in a private setting – for example, a group of pulmonologists who want to create a telehealth system on their own? Also, all telehealth services must meet the Medicare established set of criteria for reimbursement. The service must be furnished to an eligible telehealth individual. Click here to download the Telehealth Services booklet.

Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

GlobalMed

Consider the survey results , where respondents indicate they use their phone or other technology to: Research health symptoms: 70 percent. Manage mental health: 20 percent. These results show patients are comfortable with digital health.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Telemedicine

American Well

So, any strategy that both reduces readmissions while improving patient health outcomes is something that all of these groups should investigate. Telehealth is one area which can lower the number of unplanned readmissions. As might be expected, people with more severe conditions upon initial admission or a mental health disorder have a higher than average likelihood of an unplanned readmission within 30 days. This is where telehealth comes in.

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.