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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

Healthcare Informatics

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

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

Health Populi

“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

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

Health Populi

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.

Loving Wegmans and Amazon, Hating on the US Government: the Axios Harris Poll 100 in 2019

Health Populi

FAANGs have fallen in the wake of “scandal, deception and corruption,” especially related to Facebook/Cambridge Analytica (which I discussed here in Health Populi). The death of the “processed marketplace” has led to a major trend in Health, Well and Fresh.

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

Health Populi

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.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. The data tell this story: two-thirds of patients who self-report their health as excellent have low to no SDoH risk.

Medical Issues Are Still The #1 Contributor to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Health Populi

That’s a sad fiscal fact, especially as more Americans gained access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPA).

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

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The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. The biggest growth, Rock Health found, was for live phone telehealth, with 64% of respondents using this channel, followed by email and text.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

Health Populi

In another survey, conducted by NPR collaborating with IBM Watson Health, younger people had more trouble paying for care than older people, the survey found. Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

The Governor asserted this in the context of the role of protecting his fellow citizens for health and well-being, for equal rights, civility, and a hope of bringing people together. Think unity, think community, think health. …because it does.

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

Health Populi

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.

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

Health Populi

Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit. May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018.

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.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Most Americans Across Party ID Favor U.S. Government Negotiation to Lower Rx Drug Costs

Health Populi

The Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking this topic for a few years, and this month, their March 2019 Health Tracking Poll shows vast majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans all share these sentiments. There’s little Americans, by political party, agree upon in 2019.

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. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Healthcare, and Especially Covering Pre-Existing Conditions, Ranks High for Voters in 2018

Health Populi

Thus, the public holds the POTUS and the Republican party responsible for moving the Affordable Care Act forward… or not, according to the July 2018 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). But health care?

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Health Populi

Nearly two-thirds of Americans 18-64 have a chronic condition, and 35% of people are worried about losing coverage due to their pre-existing condition if healthcare policy changes. Thus, most Americans are concerned about potential changes to current healthcare policy, Transamerica found.

A Tale of Two States: Idaho, Limiting Health Plan Benefits; and Oregon, Moving Toward Universal Health Care

Health Populi

While the centers of these two states only lie 290 miles from each other, they are worlds apart when it comes to their views on their residents as health citizens. Is health care a right? So close, and yet so far, health policy-wise. .

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

But while there’s majority support for universal health care, we should think broadly about this concept at this moment. This asked people whether they would prefer a government-run health system. What happens to these patients’ financial health?

In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019. in fact devotes fewer hospital beds, physicians and nurses to health care delivery compared with other countries.

The United States of Care Launches to Promote Healthcare for All of US

Health Populi

If you’re reading Health Populi , then you’re keen on health policy, health economics, most of all, patients: now playing starring roles as consumers, caregivers, and payors in their own care. Shall we just say: “it’s about the health care, stupid?”

Heart Disease in America: Zip Code Determines Cardiovascular Disease-Destiny

Health Populi

Researchers analyzed data on cardiovascular disease mortality, nonfatal health outcomes, and risk factors by age, sex, and year from 1990 to 2016 for the U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: We know that geography can be destiny when it comes to understanding peoples’ health status.

Americans Are Warming to Universal Health Care, Kaiser Poll Finds

Health Populi

Most Americans like the idea of universal health care as a guaranteed right, Kaiser Family Foundation learned in this month’s Health Tracking Poll. ” I note that note all national health plan designs would need to be tied to Medicare.

Multimorbidity In the US – Obesity As A Key Driver of Health Spending

Health Populi

” The authors recommend that public health leaders and policy makers address the obesity trend when designing “policies and interventions to improve the public’s health.” In the U.S.,

Value Comes to Healthcare: But Whose Value Is It?

Health Populi

Three reports published in the past few weeks give us some useful perspective on that question, woven together in today’s Health Populi blog. Families USA published A Framework for Advancing Health Equity and Value calling out health inequities in the U.S.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

Health Populi

High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. The Bureau is working to better understanding health care spending at this detailed level, by condition. health citizen.

The Social Determinants of Food for Health, Farms, and the Economy

Health Populi

on several dimensions: diet and health outcomes, farming as an industry and economic engine, and social determinants, along with seven other categories. The “green” states are those that rank higher for health, and the orange are those that rank low.

The Top Pain Point in the Healthcare Consumer Experience is Money

Health Populi

98% of Americans rank paying their medical bills is an important pain point in their patient journey, according to Embracing consumerism: Driving customer engagement in the healthcare financial journey , from Experian Health.

Healthcare Policies We Can Agree On: Pre-Existing Conditions, Drug Prices, and PillPack – the June 2018 KFF Health Tracking Poll

Health Populi

but one issue is on the mind of most American voters where there is evidence of some agreements: health care, as evidenced in the June 2018 Health Tracking Poll from Kaiser Family Foundation. Immigration, gun policy, and foreign policy follow.

Majority Rules? The Right to Affordable Health Care is A Right for All Americans

Health Populi

If we’re playing a game of “majority rules,” then everyone in America would have the right to affordable health care, according to a new poll from The Commonwealth Fund. The report is aptly titled, Americans’ Views on Health Insurance at the End of a Turbulent Year.

The US Covered Nearly 50% of Global Oncology Medicine Spending in 2017 – a market update from IQVIA

Health Populi

is expected to reach $100 bn of the global total – that is one-half of oncology product spending versus the rest of the world’s healthcare systems and health citizens. Health Care from the Commonwealth Fund.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail.

Benefit Cost Increases Overwhelm Flat Wages for Most in US: Pew

Health Populi

This has translated in benefit costs — particularly, health benefits — rising more quickly than peoples’ paychecks have kept pace. That is, if those patients-as-health-consumers can vote with their feet and pocketbook.

How We Spend Versus What We Get: America’s Healthcare Spending Makes for Poor Health

Health Populi

These sobering statistics were published in Health Care Spending in the Untied States and Other High-Income Countries this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Note the last line of that matrix, population with health care coverage: the U.S. The U.S.

How Emotions and “Nocebos” Get in the Way of Preventive Healthcare

Health Populi

There are health facts that are based on rigorous scientific evidence. And, there are people who, for a variety of reasons, make irrational healthcare decisions without regard to those health facts. That’s the village I want to live and Make Health in.