Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

Health Populi

The vast majority of older people, across the age groups, use their smartphones every day: most commonly, to send or receive emails, to get directions or traffic information, or to surf the web for news, information, or social networking.

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The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones.

Most Consumers Are Interested in Using a Voice Assistant for Some Type of Health Care

Health Populi

have a smart people at home, only 1 in 13 Americans have used a voice assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant for health care. In 2019, few health care providers have adopted voice assistants into their workflows. While 75 million people in the U.S.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

Health Populi

The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. Telehealth adoption also grew from 2017 to 2018. Only 11% of consumers said in 2018 that they’d be willing to share health data with them.

Recording Physician Encounters for Patient Safety

Christina's Considerations

After writing some professional articles, I translate them here for patients and their family caregivers. Instead, as I've so intimately learned, patients and physicians have different perspectives and. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families The Patient ExperienceIt isn't that I don't think readers will understand what I've written.

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

Health Populi

As more of our “things” get digitally connected, there’s an unanswered question about how our connected lives impact human life and health. So “digital transformation” is indeed a growing feature of modern health care.

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond. There’s also a trust deficit between some patients and providers.

12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

GlobalMed

But consider that they’re also asked to: Provide an exceptional patient experience. Improve community and population health. This can have a dire impact in medical emergencies , especially for patients having a stroke or heart attack in a town two hours from the nearest hospital.

Providence Health’s Bot Grace engages and guides patients to the digital front door for care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

According to the 2019 Accenture Digital Health Consumer Survey , patient’s expectations are increasing for providers to offer digital capabilities. Eventually Grace was enhanced to also address frequently asked questions by patients. Patient Experience with Grace Bot.

Providence Health’s Bot Grace engages and guides patients to the digital front door for care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

According to the 2019 Accenture Digital Health Consumer Survey , patient’s expectations are increasing for providers to offer digital capabilities. Eventually Grace was enhanced to also address frequently asked questions by patients. Patient Experience with Grace Bot.

The Top 3 Mistakes Hospitals Make with Provider Capacity Management

GlobalMed

Done well, it balances patient needs and provider workloads. Done poorly, it risks patient outcomes, revenue and the hospital’s reputation. Consider your local health network, which might run multiple clinics, medical centers and hospitals.

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TigerConnect unveils telehealth system to help providers fight COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Care collaboration technology vendor TigerConnect has debuted TigerTouch, a text message-oriented, audio/visual telehealth system designed to help health systems manage COVID-19 cases. Less than 20% of patients log in to a portal or download an app , compared to the 97% who text.

Virtual Healthcare: Your Telehealth Questions Answered by a Doctor

American Well

If you follow the latest developments in health care, you may have noticed: telehealth has taken off. Our country is focused on making health care more accessible for Americans, and naturally, telehealth has emerged as a key innovation that can help to make this a reality. As President and Medical Director of the world’s first telehealth practice, Online Care Group, I’m often asked a handful of common questions about telehealth. What is telehealth?

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Virtual Healthcare: Your Telehealth Questions Answered by a Doctor

American Well

If you follow the latest developments in health care, you may have noticed: telehealth has taken off. Our country is focused on making health care more accessible for Americans, and naturally, telehealth has emerged as a key innovation that can help to make this a reality. As President and Medical Director of the world’s first telehealth practice, Online Care Group, I’m often asked a handful of common questions about telehealth. What is telehealth?

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Health IT implementation best practices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

We'll share insights about everything from AI and cloud computing to telemedicine and population health. Information and technology comprise the backbone of smart, digital hospitals and systems.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

'My Patients Won’t Use That Technology!'

care innovations

That was true 20 years ago when I first started developing telehealth technology designed for the chronically ill elderly. Why Some Patients Are Reluctant to Use Telehealth Technology. Overcoming Patient Resistance to Technology with Innovation, Creativity & Compassion.

Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve? Interoperability: Health IT's hardest problem is (finally) at an inflection point. Health IT implementation best practices.

A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an age when nearly everyone is digitally connected in some way – even many senior citizens, who are often characterized as technophobic – it only makes sense that the healthcare industry is seeing a lot of connected health devices and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies.

Are you ready to become the hospital of the future?

American Well

Not surprisingly, the hospital of the future will require technology solutions like telehealth to meet growing patient demands for remote access to health information and providers. Featured In : HIT Leaders and News.

Are you ready to become the hospital of the future?

American Well

Not surprisingly, the hospital of the future will require technology solutions like telehealth to meet growing patient demands for remote access to health information and providers. The hospital of the future won’t be the hospital you grew up going to, but with all the promise technology can bring – improving the patient experience and driving down costs – that might be a good thing.

2018 Year in Review: The Year’s Biggest Remote Care News & Developments

care innovations

2018 was a historic year for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM), as a series of developments played out that helped extend these important care delivery services to more patients than ever before. As government agencies like the CMS and VA expanded access to telehealth towards the goal of extending care into rural areas, industry leaders like Care Innovations® announced a series of breakthroughs with exciting implications for the years to come.

Five Healthcare Industry Changes to Watch in 2020

Henry Kotula

Industry experts expect significant changes to shake up the healthcare landscape in the next few years, which will affect both health insurers and providers. They should continue to analyze changing patient demographics, consumer preferences, and satisfaction trends, Timoni says.