Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

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Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients.

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. Primary care in the U.S.

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How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." " For Prisma Health – which is now the biggest not-for-profit health organization in the state, following the 2017 merger of Palmetto Health and the Greenville Health System – virtual care represents a big opportunity to boost access while also, hopefully, improving quality outcomes and lowering the cost of care delivery.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He became the president of the GE Centricity user group, and his group practice won a HIMSS Davies Award for its innovative and effective use of its EHR. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

ATENTIV, Children's Specialized Hospital look to infuse digital behavioral therapy into primary care

Mobi Health News

A new 10-year partnership between the two groups will investigate how best to deploy the ATENTIVmynd video game therapy to young ADHD patients receiving care

Primary care physicians could take $15 billion hit due to COVID-19 in 2020

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: The financial impact on primary care practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and will likely continue in the months ahead, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Losses to primary care practices nationwide could top $15 billion over the year — a number that could grow if the federal government reverts increased telemedicine payment rates. Rural primary care practices are projected to lose $75,274 per physician.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He became the president of the GE Centricity user group, and his group practice won a HIMSS Davies Award for its innovative and effective use of its EHR. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He became the president of the GE Centricity user group, and his group practice won a HIMSS Davies Award for its innovative and effective use of its EHR. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He became the president of the GE Centricity user group, and his group practice won a HIMSS Davies Award for its innovative and effective use of its EHR. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Dr. Rob Lamberts, Direct Primary Care, and the Future of Healthcare – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts – @doc_rob on Twitter – about EHRs and direct primary care. He became the president of the GE Centricity user group, and his group practice won a HIMSS Davies Award for its innovative and effective use of its EHR. He was an avid user and proponent of the EHR, seeing it as a valuable tool for improving the quality of patient care. The Harlow Group LLC. Health Care Law and Consulting.

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

Health Populi

In fact, this group — people who feel the most agency and hope — tend to find ways to connect with friends and family. People in The Defeated group more likely lost a job in the pandemic and tend to feel “lost and alone,” based on Known’s read.

Only in America: The Loss of Health Insurance as a Toxic Financial Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

Gil Bashe, Managing Partner Global Health at Finn Partners, organized a diverse group of industry stakeholders including me to discuss the implications of this timely and impactful study. health system in terms of access to medical care and differences in mortality rates emerged.

Report: Amazon is planning to open primary care clinics at Seattle headquarters

FierceHealthIT

CNBC reported on Thursday afternoon that Amazon is planning to pilot primary care clinics for its employees in Seattle, where it is headquartered. According to the report, the technology company is in discussions to open clinics, hiring a small number of doctors for a limited group of employees by the end of this year

Amazon launch Amazon Care service offering Mobile Video Consults with Primary Care Physicians & Nurses

mHealth Insight

It’s of course a great validation of the value of the 3G Doctor service that we launched in 2006 that Amazon have put a similar service at the heart of their new Amazon Care service for employees in the Seattle area. I’m confident that Amazon Care will soon evolve from the 2000 year old office consult model as they clearly extensively use data to enhance the relationships they have with all their customers.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. Social networks facilitate virtual cocktail hours, work groups, and religious communities to come together, bolstering one of Maslow’s key human needs: the need for connections to avert isolation and loneliness, risk factors for mental health, exacerbating dementia, and other physical health conditions.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

rural residents’ access to broadband at home continues to lag behind urban and suburban dwellers, the Pew Research Group noted in a May 2019 research note on Americans’ use of technology. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones. In the U.S.,

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

Health Populi

If you don’t believe this meeting nine years later is resonating with medical and health care on the ground, note a few things happening in my own life this week that signal health/care is mainstream at #CES2020: 1. I will be meeting in a private conference with a leadership team of a dozen execs from one of the world’s largest Big Pharma companies to brainstorm around my wheelhouse of consumers + technology + health/care.

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

Health Populi

Of the many social determinants of health that make a healthy citizenry, food systems play a primary role in Italians’ health and quality of life…and especially, Slow Food. Carlo Petrini, a journalist, organized a group of people to greet passersby near the Spanish Steps where the fast-food restaurant was planning to open, passing out bowls of penne pasta. Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S.

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. Key strategies will include deploying more telehealth and virtual health care services, Centers of Excellence for high-cost conditions, and getting more personal in communicating and engaging through platforms. 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.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

The USA as an outlier is very clear, found in the lower right quadrant: America is far to the right with greatest spending on healthcare, and below the median for life expectancy just north of Poland, Turkey, and Slovakia — three of the lowest-spending countries in the group. also has the lowest level of universal coverage for a core set of health care services compared with the 35 other OECD countries. The primary care “backbone” in the U.S.

The Convergence of Health/Care and Real Estate

Health Populi

But these growing technologies don’t replace the role of real estate in health, wellness and medical care. Health care is a growing force in retail real estate, according to the ICSC, the acronym for the International Council of Shopping Centers , which has been spending time analyzing, in their words, “what landlords should know in eyeing tenants from a $3.5 and 41% for medical care.

Big Tech: Amazon’s Virtual Care Model Could Have A Big Impact

Healthcare IT Today

One of the biggest challenges they’ve faced has been figuring out just how much investment they should make in the brick-and-mortar aspects of patient care, e.g. real-world hospitals and clinics. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Amazon Care Amazon Prime Berkshire Hathaway CVS Haven Healthcare JPMorgan Chase Oasis Medical Group PillPack Primary Care Retail Healthcare telehealth Video Visits Virtual Care Walgreens

The New Health/Care is Patient-Led, Retail-Enabled – The GMDC Self-Care Summit

Health Populi

SelfCare is health/care, particularly as patients, everyday people, take on greater responsibility for clinical decisions and paying for medical services. The conditions include allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, digestive health, oral care, post-op care, skin care, sleep disorders, upper respiratory, and wound care.

Kroger Health Thinks Food is Medicine – Nutrition at the Grocery Store Via FMI’s Insights

Health Populi

Kroger also employees 23,000 health care professionals employed in about 3,000 pharmacies in the chain. I attended a session today during which experts from FMI and The Hartman Group analyzed the results of the report. This second bar chart is also very important for the evolving health care consumer seeking food-as-medicine and using retail health channels.

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. In the “best of times” part of the food+health equation, we recognize the growing role of grocery stores, food-tech and food manufacturers in the health/care landscape. This will be offered direct-to-consumer or as nutrition programs prescribed by health care providers, according to Teladoc’s press release.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

Social networks are useful in health care delivery, virtually all healthcare stakeholders agreed. For context in interpreting these findings, note that the Catalyst panel is comprised of health care executives, clinical leaders and clinicians — with no patient or consumer input. “Awareness is growing that social networks in health care…can help people improve health behaviors. How impactful might social networks be on different aspects of health care?

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

Francis was chronicled to have cared for people with leprosy, which became an ongoing ministry for Francis and the friars. Another of the Pope’s passions is caring for the environment; as the Boston Globe wrote , “the Catholic Church is going green.” Section 28 talks about clean water and health: “Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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

Health Populi

Let’s tick off the latest announcements on the health’care’ side of the Walmart-in-health plotline… Walmart is testing pollinator gardens testing pollinator gardens in stores to expand its green footprint. The cost of Care Clinic visits ranges from $59 to $99 (without insurance) for primary care, urgent care, chronic condition management, physicals and wellness checks, lab tests and immunizations.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: The second graphic includes two sets of eight maps of the United States, one showing trends of uninsured Americans by state, and the lower group proportion of people who avoided healthcare due to costs. Light blue to blue is a good thing; the grey area is negative for level of uninsured population and greater self-rationing health care services due to costs. fewer emergency room visits for non-emergency care could be treated with primary care.

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. At #CES2019, I’m on the lookout for digital technologies that can help people adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that can help consumers save money on medical care and enhance quality of life-years. Now, people seek better customer service, enchanting design, streamlined workflows, and more confidence in their medical care.

Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’

Henry Kotula

For 50 years, the group has been seeing families like Kelli Rutledge’s. The group’s four doctors and two nurse practitioners quickly adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, sharply cutting back clinic hours and switching to virtual visits to keep patients and staff safe. When Kelli, 54, and her husband, Travis, 56, developed symptoms of Covid-19, the couple drove to the group’s office and spoke to the nurse practitioner over the phone.

340 organizations tell Congress to make telehealth permanent

Henry Kotula

New report finds the growth of telemedicine visits has plateaued and accounts for a relatively small percentage of rebounding ambulatory care. Congress quickly waived statutory barriers to allow for expanded access to telehealth at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing federal agencies with the flexibility to allow healthcare providers to deliver care virtually. [link].

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

Albertsons, the grocery group with popular brands like Acme, Safeway, and Vons, announced a merger with Rite Aid , the retail pharmacy chain. health/care ecosystem that brings a self-care front-door closer to consumers, patients and caregivers. His remarks provided context and introduction to a panel on “The Power of the Patient” in helping address health care costs in America.

Digital triage toolbar for remote consultation available to NHS GPs

Mobi Health News

UK firms eConsult, Q doctor and Cognitant Group have integrated their services to create the new platform for primary care consultations