The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. Rock Health and Stanford commissioned an online survey among 7,980 U.S. But the big growth areas were for live video telemedicine, wearable tech, and digital health tracking.

How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

Health Populi

For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends, a collective sense of isolation, and mental and behavioral health impacts. sought health information online in 2020, a slight decline from 2018.

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A New Health Literacy Pillar: Personal Data Stewardship

Health Populi

The growing use of APIs in health information technology innovation for patient care has been a boon to speeding development placed in the hands of providers and patients. One-half of the APIs allowed Alissa to access pathology, x-rays, and clinical results of patients.

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.

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 Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

Health Populi

The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

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.

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. Without access to broadband, an individual can’t seek a job online, get banked, apply for health insurance, or access a health information portal, among many other daily tasks EveryWoman and EveryMan do to streamline life. The post The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. 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. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” This is roughly equal to patients across all age cohorts in the study.

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

Health Populi

Seeking health information online along with researching other patients’ perspectives on doctors are now as common as booking dinner reservations and reading restaurant reviews, based on Rock Health’s latest health consumer survey, Beyond Wellness for the Healthy: Digital Health Consumer Adoption 2018. The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found.

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. But over one-half of consumers would like to access a voice assistant for some aspect of their health care, according to a study from Orbita and Voicebot , Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption in Healthcare. In 2019, few health care providers have adopted voice assistants into their workflows. While 75 million people in the U.S.

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. AI enables enterprises to take in a lot of data and make sense of it, with the power of better informing decisions.

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. It takes a good nudge from a provider to motivate a patient to access online medical records, found by ONC in their latest research into consumers’ use of EHRs detailed in Individuals’ use of online medical records and technology for health needs , the ONC Data Brief No. 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

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. In addition, OECD added peoples’ access to information and communication technologies (ICT) to the mix. Together, these elements are social determinants of health – including connectivity.

#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. Prioritizing the patient-as-consumer through my health economic lens, the biggest priorities will be: Engaging patients in self-care and driving health and health plan literacy to better manage constrained access and payments.

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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. Drexel University’s Robert Field , a law and health management professor and Wharton lecturer, observed that major hospital systems are not only growing in size, but growing more sophisticated. Yet many still face financial struggles and provider burnout , which can also impact patient care. Follow up with patients after discharge.

NYU Langone Health used its FCC grant to expand Epic-linked telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New York City's NYU Langone Health had been investing in telemedicine for several years before the COVID-19 pandemic and had always been keenly aware of the important role technology would play in the future of healthcare. " Dr. Paul Testa, NYU Langone Health.

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 Home and Low-Touch Health Care – a Health Consumer Update from Capgemini

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for patients-as-consumers, seeking lower-touch health care services at home or closer-to-home in community health hubs. ” Of course, this requires cross-agency and cross-health care industry collaboration on a national basis.

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. At just one of those hospitals, patients and staff will flow through emergency rooms, surgical suites, outpatient offices and intensive care units. This matters because it can directly impact patient outcomes and hospital finances.

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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.

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. From front line care delivery, including triage, clinical decision support and patient experience to back-office operations, such as billing and revenue cycle, algorithms and emerging technologies are already proving their value. Information and technology comprise the backbone of smart, digital hospitals and systems.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • The bases of competition in healthcare are shifting to competing on quality, cost, and patient experience.

Health IT execs offer thoughts on the big issues of 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Here's what execs from some leading health IT vendors think about the most pressing challenges – and big opportunities – of the year ahead. Electronic health records don't usually help, even if their impact on burnout is more complex than many realize.

Hospital IT leaders talk lessons learned from a tough pandemic year

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthcare executives up and down the line have learned many valuable lessons from their experiences this past year. In this installment, you will share in expertise from: Andy Crowder, chief information and analytics officer at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health.

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.” That’s Jefferson’s health solutions group that focuses on digital innovation and consumer experience. Thus, health consumers have been, as I recently coined, “Amazon Primed.”.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • The bases of competition in healthcare are shifting to competing on quality, cost, and patient experience.

Here are the major issues facing healthcare in 2021, according to PwC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

This is according to a new annual report from research and consulting giant PwC entitled “Top health industry issues of 2021: Will a shocked system emerge stronger?” “Some specialties, such as mental health, may find stronger footing via virtual visits.

'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. At that time, people in general had no experience with technology, other than a telephone, and therefore were fearful of trying to use a computer, or plug cables into a box, to check their vital signs. Why Some Patients Are Reluctant to Use Telehealth Technology. Inspiring Confidence & Strengthening the Nurse/Patient Bond.

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? For the month of April, we'll look at this trend from a variety of angles, including how hospitals, pharma organizations and payers can treat patients as customers, and how these healthcare consumers are cutting out traditional intermediaries through new D2C health and wellness businesses. Health IT implementation best practices.

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. 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.

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.

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.