Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

Health Populi

health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. On the demand side of U.S.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

Listening to Osler Listening to the Patient – Liberating Health Care at Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

This year is the centennial of Dr. Osler’s passing, so it’s especially timely that I introduce this post with his legendary assertion in the context of kicking off the 2019 Medecision Liberation conference. Terri Kline, President and CEO (retired), Health Alliance Plan.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year.

Could a chat with a bot help improve mental health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

To hear someone say we are facing a crisis in mental health is perhaps common to the point of cliché but it is a very real issue. The point is that demand for mental health services is far outweighing the available resources.

Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

” Trust and truth underpin health engagement, we learned in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer launched ten years ago. Social networks are useful in health care delivery, virtually all healthcare stakeholders agreed.

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment


Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Now they’re frightened of leaving it.

Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital

Healthcare Guys

Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital. Posted By Mary Butler on Aug 23, 2018.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. More people became aware of that wonky term, taking it to heart and to the polls in 2018. Today is Boxing Day and St.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

But in the past year, the percentage of people using Facebook and its corporate sister YouTube has flattened, based on the survey report, Social Media Use in 2018 from the Pew Research Center. Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health.

Veterans Are Superheroes, But This Is Beyond Comic – The Tale of Marvel and the VA

Health Populi

It was November 7, 2017, when this image was captured at the close of the NASDAQ bell. This is not the first time I’ve mashed up popular culture into a post on health care here on Health Populi.

New Technology In Hospitals Helping to Keep Kids Healthy and Healed

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The reasons for these ER trips range from poisonings and infections to mental health conditions and diabetes, plus a host of terrifying […].

Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

Health Populi

As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs. Joseph Health.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

Digital health has the potential to radically change the way people approach their wellness and, since launching in 2017, we’ve outpaced even our own expectations, delivering more than 1 million Hims & Hers products to our customers.

How much is AI really moving the needle on health?

Digital Leaders HealthTech

When it comes to health and wellness, most people have a similar goal: we want to live a healthier, longer , and happier life. So it’s perhaps no surprise that all eyes are now on the transformative innovation of this century: AI. It’s a popular narrative.

Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

It’s mainstream now that Americans are shopping food for health, with eyes focused on heart health, weight, energy, diabetes, and brain health, according to the 2018 Food & Health Survey from IFIC, the International Food Industry Council Foundation.

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. We are all aware of the opioid epidemic and the human destruction in its wake. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals. It has spawned interest in telehealth as a treatment tool.

Mental & Physical Health: Connecting the Dots

Insulin Nation

Intuitively, we all know that mood impacts how we take care of our physical health. . If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress, it’s time to look at improving your physical health habits for big mental health results, explains Alexis Elliott , LCSW, LISW-CP, CDE, a health coach with specialties in diabetes, eating disorders, and nutrition. It’s that simple. Acknowledge how you feel and how it’s impacting your life.

Unwinding from HIMSS16

Medicine and Technology

My personal highlight was participating in two Dell Healthcare Tweetups with @MandiBPro and @drnic1 as we chatted about some of the evolving trends in health care. I'm finally unwinding after having a great time at HIMSS 2016 (#HIMSS16).

Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in Mindfulness Apps

Lloyd Price

Just a few years ago, it might have been a bit of a challenge to convince investors that a mindfulness app would end up being a big business — but thanks to an increasing focus on mental health from both startups and larger companies, companies like Calm are now capturing the excitement of investors.

Too Old for Telemedicine? Seniors Say Otherwise


That weekend, your mother’s nursing home lets you know she has a minor respiratory infection – and the on-site staff is virtually consulting with a remote specialist to treat it. It’s obvious telemedicine can help older patients in myriad ways.

Breaking the Cycle of Financial Toxicity


Hospital stays, outpatient visits, tests and medications can all add up, even when patients have health insurance. In that light, it’s not surprising that 66.5 Deductibles in job-based health plans in the U.S. Health Information Technology People Virtual Care

Policymakers: Broadband Funding Key to Bringing Telehealth Access to Rural Areas

care innovations

Since then, the VA has pursued even more telehealth access for veterans and their families, while another agency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has joined in with a series of its own proposals designed to expand telehealth access into rural areas.

Reduce Chronic Care Costs with At-Home Telemedicine

American Well

Mental illness. Staying home, whether on their own or with family members, is often the best solution for people with chronic conditions, both in terms of cost and of patient health outcomes. A significant component of telehealth making home care possible for patients with chronic conditions is that it eases communication between patients and caregivers. It all ties together and works in a positive feedback loop, each stage building on the one before it.

Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

mHealth Insight

This blog post by Dr Joe Kvedar reflecting on Apple’s Health Record announcement makes for interesting reading ( I’m very optimistic about what this means for Patients and Carers ). “To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Or so it seems.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost. s National Health Service.

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.