From Medicaid to price transparency, here are the 5 biggest health policy controversies in 2019

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Washington provided a lot of drama for the payer and provider industries in 2019 with unexpected transparency requirements, payment cuts and major uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act

Executive Spotlight—Don Berwick on how federal health policy is 'backpedaling'

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Don Berwick, former CMS administrator and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, sat down with FierceHealthcare to discuss the current health policy landscape

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One Health Policy Researcher on the Current State of Blockchain in Healthcare, and its Potential Future

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Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare

The 3 A’s That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability

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With lower expectations of and satisfaction with health care, Millennials in America seek three things: available, accessible, and affordable services, research from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has found. Health will continue to be a lightning rod for U.S.

Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

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health care system, calculating that 25% of medical spending in America is wasted. economy is wasted spending by the health care system and its stakeholders. health care. health care system mightily. health care.

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

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the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. health care delivery. Across the U.S.,

Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

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The bottom line is that one-half of working people are more concerned about how they will save for future health care expenses. The most prevalent stress in the American workforce is financial, far ahead of other causes like job, relationship, or health.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

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That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

Retail Pricing in U.S. Health Care? Why Transparency Is Hard to Do

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“It’s the prices stupid,” Uwe Reinhardt and Gerard Anderson and colleagues asserted in the title their seminal Health Affairs manifesto on U.S. And that’s how health care politics and economics in America roll these days. Health Care?

Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

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With new rules emanating from the White House this month focusing on health care price transparency, health care costs are in the spotlight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

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” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

What the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Teach Us About Health

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The trio then tested different combinations of factors adding into different groups remedial tutoring, access to credit (especially microcredit programs), technology, and health care services, along with new models for teacher accountability and school governance.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

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Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. 85% of these patients believe health care costs in general are “too high.”

Learning from Dr. Eric Topol, Live from Medecision Liberation 2019

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Riffing on his great book, Deep Medicine: How AI Can Humanize Health Care , Eric started his talk donning my own professional hat as a heath economist, sharing data about America’s high health care spending with low ROI yield. “Bold thinking is great.

Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

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In the general election, Dach said, the health care debate will recalibrate on the gulf between the Republican zeal to overturn the ACA and “what the American people want.” ACA Health benefits Health Consumers Health costs Health policy Health politics Health reform Medicare

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

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If you don’t know the work of Dr. Verghese, and since you’re reading the Health Populi blog, you must get to know Dr. V now. He follows up the promise of AI in chapter two, discussing the deep economic mess American health care is in.

More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors

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Several new studies reveal that more patients are feeling and living out their role as health care payors as medical spending vies with other household line items. Four in ten consumers said their monthly health insurance premiums were increasing. health consumer-voters, shown here.

In the U.S., Patients Consider Costs and Insurance Essential to Their Overall Health Experience

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assume the role of payor when they are enrolled in high-deductible health plans. adults 18 and over assessing peoples’ financial behaviors in the context of health care. Cost influenced two-thirds of patients in terms of their satisfaction with a physician or a health system.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

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First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries. We’re not experts in education, poverty, and all the social issues that are major components of health.

Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

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As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with.

Medical Costs Are Consuming Americans’ Financial Health

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Healthcare Cost Crisis , a survey from West Health and Gallup. One in three Americans overall are concerned they won’t be able to pay for health care services or prescription drugs: that includes 35% of people who are insured, and 63% of those who do not have insurance.

The Link Between Wellness & Wealth Is Powerful for Everyone – and Especially Women

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the link between wellness and wealth, money and health, is strong and common across people, young and old. But the impacts of money on health, well-being, and life choices varies across the ages, based on a study from Lively , a company that builds platforms for health savings accounts.

Most Americans Blame Drug Companies, Insurers, and Hospitals for High Health Care Costs

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citizens together is agreement that the cost of health care is too high in the country, and that pharma, health plans, and providers are to blame. Welcome to health politics in America as of March 2019, according to The Public and High U.S. Chan School of Public Health.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

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Psychological needs: While digital tech can enhance users’ sense and control of health and well-being, only 38% of people believe this need is met. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

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“Digital transformation” is the corporate strategy flavor of the moment across industries, and the health are sector isn’t immune from the trend. As this 13th year of the annual Health 2.0 As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

Will Technology Cure Americans’ Health Care System Ills? Considering Google and Ascension Health’s Data Deal

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“Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans,” the Wall Street Journal reported in today’s paper and on the WSJ.com website. Ascension is the second largest health system in the U.S., health care.

In 2020, PwC Expects Consumers to Grow DIY Healthcare Muscles As Medical Prices Increase

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Internally, health industry business leaders are prioritizing several workforce strategies in the new year, first and foremost to confront digital transformation. But on the road to digital transformation, health care organizations will encounter barriers and a bumpy journey.

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

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“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

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People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey.

Gaps in Health Equity in America Are Growing

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There’s been a “clear lack of progress on health equity during the past 25 years in the United States,” asserts a data-rich analysis of trends conducted by two professors/researchers from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction

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For historic trends, you can check out my coverage of the 2014 version of this study here in Health Populi. The 2019 ACSI report bundles finance/banks, insurance (property/casualty, life and health) and hospitals together in one document. What can health care learn from beer?

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

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Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

Isn’t It Eyeconic? Vision Care in the Evolving Health Care Ecosystem

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The vision/optical industry is one piece of the health/care ecosystem, but the segment has not been as directly impacted by patients’ new consumer muscles until just about now. Frictionless retail is also an important paradigm for health care, an industry rife with friction.

In 2023, the U.S. Will Still Be the #1 Prescription Drug Spender in the World, IQVIA Forecasts

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paid for prescription drugs in 2018, with roughly four times the number of health citizens. More philanthropic organizations targeting neglected tropical and public health diseases.

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

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Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. In 2019, 28 states have payment parity policies for Medicaid.

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

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In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

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Ann Mond Johnson assumed the helm of CEO of ATA in 2018, and she’s issued a call-to-action across the health/care ecosystem for a delivery system upgrade. Hint: it will have a lot to do with data and analytics, and Dr. Cosgrove can speak to that as he’s joined Google Health as an advisor.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

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We are all Health Consumers now… The post Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. Marc Iskowitz, Executive Editor of MM&M, warmly welcomed me to the Haymarket Media soundproof studio in New York City yesterday.

Social Determinants of Health – My Early Childhood Education and Recent Learnings, Shared at the HealthXL Global Gathering

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This was my early education in the social determinants of health (SDoH), which I will relate today in a talk at the HealthXL Global Gathering hosted in Lake Nona, FL, at GuideWell Health’s Innovation CoRE.