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The 2022 Midterms: Implications for 2023-2024 and Health Policy

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy and government affairs, Omnicell, Inc. The article The 2022 Midterms: Implications for 2023-2024 and Health Policy appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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A Biden Health Policy Retrospective: Implications for Healthcare Innovation

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Authors from Flare Capital discuss why policy matters for health innovation

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Come Together – A Health Policy Prescription from the Bipartisan Policy Center

Health Populi

Among all Americans, the most popular approach for improving the health care in the U.S. It would be to improve the current health care system, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s research reported in a Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care.

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Addressing Lives and Livelihoods with a Whole-of-Government Approach – The First Wave of Biden Health Policy

Health Populi

I cover this first wave of Biden health policy in my latest post for the Medecision Liberation blog titled, “ Top Priorities for President Biden: COVID-19, Then Everything Else.” Health equity and equal opportunity are baked into President Biden’s plans.

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From telehealth to Medicare cuts: Here are the health policies in Congress' $1.7T omnibus

Fierce Healthcare

From telehealth to Medicare cuts: Here are the health policies in Congress' $1.7T omnibus. rking. Tue, 12/20/2022 - 10:29

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Biden signs $1.7T omnibus, paving way for multiple health policy priorities

Fierce Healthcare

omnibus, paving way for multiple health policy priorities. Biden signs $1.7T pminemyer. Mon, 01/02/2023 - 22:24

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3 key health policies in the Senate's $1T infrastructure package

FierceHealthIT

3 key health policies in the Senate's $1T infrastructure package. rking. Mon, 08/02/2021 - 13:58

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AHIP's Eyles: Health policy priorities for insurers to watch in 2021

FierceHealthIT

AHIP's Eyles: Health policy priorities for insurers to watch in 2021. pminemyer. Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:43

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Lyft wants to solidify its place in healthcare. Meet its new health policy guru

FierceHealthIT

Meet its new health policy guru. Lyft wants to solidify its place in healthcare. pminemyer. Fri, 08/21/2020 - 14:12

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While Nurses and Doctors Still Rank Highest in Trust, Gallup Finds Trust-Erosion by Party ID

Health Populi

the good news for the human capital of health care is that nurses, physicians and pharmacists continue to lead Americans’ ratings across professions in first, second, and third place respectively. In the annual 2023 Gallup poll on honesty and ethics in professions in the U.S. ,

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The Dems just flipped the Senate. Here are 3 health policies Biden could now get passed—and one he won't

FierceHealthIT

Here are 3 health policies Biden could now get passed—and one he won't. The Dems just flipped the Senate. rking. Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:37

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The Polarization of Trust in 2023 – What It Means for Health, via Edelman at Davos WEF 23

Health Populi

insights along with those touching on health. But stay tuned for more granular health insights here in Health Populi. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Trust, or lack thereof, is a toxic pre-existing condition when it comes to public health.

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What If Costco Designed the Prescription Drugs Sales Model?

Health Populi

Consumers Overpay for Generic Drugs , a new paper from the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics asserts, with recommendations to address the intermediaries who benefit from the way Americans currently pay for medicines.

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What Are Patients Looking for in a Doctor? It Depends on Who You Ask…and Their Race

Health Populi

While the same proportion of Black and White patients say they are looking for a doctor with empathy and compassion, there are relatively large differences between patients based on their race, found in the Everyday Health-Castle Connolly Physician-Consumer study.

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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

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Can Consumer Electronics Help Stem the Decline of U.S. Life-Years? A Preface for #CES2023

Health Populi

How can digital health and other consumer-facing technologies help our health? As this chart from Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center’s Health System Tracker clearly illustrates, health citizens in the U.S. public and personal health?

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People in the U.S. Without the Internet Were More Likely To Die in the Pandemic

Health Populi

Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, these counties also had a higher percentage of working-age people lacking health insurance.

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Health in the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections – Women, Prescription Drugs, and Who Shows Up to Vote

Health Populi

On Tuesday November 8, 2022, health and medical issues will be on many U.S. This post synthesizes their analyses as we lead up to what will be a pivotal election for Americans’ public health, individual well-being, and access to care. The post Health in the 2022 U.S.

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Women’s Health Policy Advice for the Next Occupant of the White House: Deal With Mental Health, the Pandemic, and Health Care Costs

Health Populi

A new study from Tia, the women’s health services platform, looks deeply into COVID-19’s negative impacts on working-age women and how they would advise the next occupant of the White House on health policy in Dear Future President — What Women Want for Healthcare in America.

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Your State as a Determinant of Health: Sharecare’s 2021 Community Well-Being Index

Health Populi

People whose sense of well-being shifted positively in the past two years are finding greater personal purpose and financial health, we see in Sharecare’s Community Well-Being Index – 2021 State Rankings Report. These drivers of health directly shape peoples’ health status.

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Nurses Continue to Rule in Honesty and Ethics in U.S. Professions – Healthcare Professions Still Top Gallup’s Annual Poll

Health Populi

Three health care professions rank in the top four of the most honest and ethical rankings in Gallup’s annual poll on honesty and ethics in professions. Now let’s get deeper into the health care profession numbers, because there is an important story to tell here.

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Necessity is the Mother(board) – How COVID-19 Inspires Local Communities to Build Broadband

Health Populi

who have indeed built up local connections for residents — health citizens, all. However, that’s hardly a recipe for a nation’s health equity and inclusion, which underpin risks for more acute care, later diagnoses, and poor prognoses for health outcomes.

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Only in America: Medical Debt Hits High Income and Insured People, KHN and NPR Report

Health Populi

When high-deductible health plans became part of health insurance design in America, they were lauded as giving patients “more skin in the game” of health care payments. health citizens. ” The KFF Survey wondered, “Who has health care debt?”

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Consumers Intend to Invest in Technology — With Budget and Value in Mind

Health Populi

Consumers continued to invest in and use several technologies that supported self-care at home in 2021, with plans to purchase connected health devices, sports and fitness equipment in the next year.

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The Patient as Consumer and Payer – A Focus on Financial Stress and Wellbeing

Health Populi

Year 3 into the COVID-19 pandemic, health citizens are dealing with coronavirus variants in convergence with other challenges in daily life: price inflation, civil and social stress, anxiety and depression, global security concerns, and the safety of their families.

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Changing Views of Retirement and Health Post-COVID: Transamerica’s Look At Workers’ Disrupted Futures

Health Populi

15% of workers delayed or avoided health care as a financial adjustment to the family budget in the pandemic. We know that behavior change for health is challenging even without dealing with pandemic stress. As more than 1 in 3 U.S.

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Three in Five People 50+ in the US Will Likely Use Telehealth In the Future – An Update from AARP

Health Populi

That’s an important behavior change to take into future planning for primary care services targeted to older peoples’ chronic care management and remote health monitoring.

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The 2022 US Health System Report Card: Pretty Terrific If You Live in Hawaii or Massachusetts

Health Populi

states to live in for health and health care are Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland… Those are the top health system rankings in the new 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance annual report from the Commonwealth Fund.

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A Call to Embrace Civic Engagement (Including Voting Access) as a Driver of Health

Health Populi

“Two intersecting and interdependent systems comprise democracy in the United States,” Eileen Salinsky, Program Advisor with Grantmakers in Health, wrote in a compelling essay in April 2022.

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McKinsey’s Six Shifts To Add Life to Years — and One More to Consider

Health Populi

People spend one-half of their lives in “less-than-good health,” we learn early in the paper, Adding years to life and life to years from the McKinsey Health Institute. To square or improve the portion of life spent in good health, and.

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Telehealth-As-Healthcare Is a Mainstream Expectation Among Consumers, J.D. Power Finds

Health Populi

Telehealth has increased access to mental health services, I’ve highlighted this Mental Illness Awareness Week here in Health Populi. But telehealth has also emerged as a preferred channel for routine health care services, we learn from J.D.

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The Color of Care – Oprah and The Smithsonian Channel Partner on Health Equity

Health Populi

A new documentary and educational campaign on health equity will be launched on May 1st, 2022, from Oprah’s Harpo Productions studio partnering with The Smithsonian Channel. Alma Adams (D-NC) introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 in the U.S.

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“We’ve normalized a very high death toll in the U.S.” – How A Trust Deficit Has Infected America’s COVID Outcomes

Health Populi

Trust, or really lack thereof, is a killer app for people’s coronavirus health outcomes. That is the through-line found in a very deep dive into 177 countries’ health data published in The Lancet in a research article on pandemic preparedness and COVID-19.

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Digital Inclusion As Upstream Health Investment

Health Populi

Without access to connectivity during the pandemic, too many people could not work for their living, attend school and learn, connect with loved ones, or get health care. Health care costs consume nearly one in every five dollars of the American economy.

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Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

Health Populi

health care spending and what comes from it, according to Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly , a perennial report from The Commonwealth Fund that compares health system performance across eleven developed countries. health care system, “was designed to work this way.”

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How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

Health Populi

It’s timely, then, to re-visit a research paper on subsidizing fruits and vegetables from a March 2019 issue of PLOS as an introduction to a new initiative growing out of The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) on produce prescriptions.

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In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

Health Populi

who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most workers faced a deductible in their health plan. For a worker in the U.S.

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Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

Health Populi

Within just a couple of months of COVID-19 emerging in America, it became clear that health disparities were evident in outcomes due to complications from the coronavirus. There are several factors underlying these statistics of health and healthcare inequities. In April 2020, the U.S.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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The Health of Older Americans in 2022 – Risks from the Pandemic, Isolation, and Social Determinants

Health Populi

For millions of older people in America, health and well-being got worse in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. RAND and CMS research into seniors health disparities among Medicare Advantage enrollees. Mental health trends among seniors.