How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

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"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." At HIMSS20, he will offer some up-close perspective, best practices and lessons learned from the health system's efforts to rethink primary care delivery for the 21st Century.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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. In the physiological and safety needs for COVID-19 consumers, the demand for cleanliness, hygiene, and self-care is bolstered through ecommerce channels.

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.

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. In one group there was an outlying statistic of gun ownership in the home. health care delivery. Across 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.

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. In the U.S.,

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.

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.

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

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. Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost 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. There’s demand among consumers to frequent shopping centers that provide fitness and wellness brick-and-mortar services, and medical care. and 41% for medical care.

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.

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.

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. Consumers in DIY health and medical self-care mode in fact look to food and grocery stores as touchpoints for helping them make health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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. An important example of this self-care approach is the evidence-based Ornish food regimen which is reimbursed by Medicare (as a form of cardiac rehabilitation).

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.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

Health Group Gears Up with Low-Code Automation to Fight COVID Spread

Appian

Darren Blake, COO, Bexley Health Neighborhood Care, UK. But in the battle against coronavirus, primary care facilities need a reboot more than ever. And BHNC is a primary care provider that covers 245,000 people.

CMS rolls back more Medicare, telehealth regs for providers working through pandemic

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: CMS issued a another round of sweeping regulatory rollbacks Thursday that will temporarily change how some providers care for patients and get compensated during the ongoing pandemic. economy, according to CMS, along with delivering expanded care to seniors. [link].

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

Digital Health Today

Joseph’s is the 3rd largest health network in the US and has its own Digital Innovation Group. As a psychiatrist, I am interested in addressing the treatment gaps we are facing in mental health care. It is important but it's not in the top 10 things that health systems care about today.

3 Text-Based Strategies for Driving ER Diversion

CareWire

Encouraging people to avoid the ER when they’re not facing a true emergency has long been a priority for commercial and public payers as well as employer groups. While the high cost associated with these visits is certainly the primary reason for diversion efforts, the benefits of saving the ER for emergencies expand beyond just financial.