Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices. Indeed, the home is the new health hub.

And the Oscar Goes To….Power to the Patients!

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Health care has increased its role in popular culture over the years. When I say “Oscar” here on the Health Populi blog, you’re conjuring up an image of the health plan insurance innovator founded in 2012.

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How to Restore Americans’ Confidence in U.S. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost

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and more health citizens getting their first jabs, there’s growing optimism in America looking to the next-normal by, perhaps, July 4th holiday weekend as President Biden reads the pandemic tea leaves. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

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About four in 10 people 50+ are interested in “purchasing” (the word used in the AARP survey) several digital health innovations: Communicating with a health care provider that you’ve taken a medication as prescribed.

The Most Relevant Companies in Health Care – Learning From the W2O Group

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” That year the firm began to study the relevance of, well, relevance for organizations especially operating in the health/care ecosystem. Those issues were COVID-19, the 2020 Election, health care policy, racial divides, and equity and access. This includes health care.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

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health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have patients felt about these telehealth visits? Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020.

The Digital Consumer, Increasingly Connected to Health Devices; Parks Associates Kicking Off #CES2021

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But the coronavirus era also saw broadband households spending more on connecting health devices, with 42% of U.S. consumers owning digital health tech compared with 33% in 2015, according to research discussed in Supporting Today’s Connected Consumer from Parks Associates.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

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Let’s travel to Shanghai, China where, “the covid-19 epidemic has brought millions of new patients online. The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. Health Populi’s Hot Points: So, can the U.S.

My ABCovid-19 Journal – Day 4 of 5, Letters “P” through “T”

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While I’m on holiday this week, restoring and re-setting, I’ve been sharing pages from my ABCovid-19 Journal with readers of Health Populi. This would lead to an epidemic inside the pandemic: the erosion of our mental health.

Our Homes Are Health Delivery Platforms – The New Home Health/Care at CES 2021

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But for those of us working with and innovating solutions for health and health care, #CES2021 was baked with health goodness , in and beyond “digital health” categories. Heart health at home. The increasingly smart bathroom for health.

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. This book picks up where The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine leave off…on the future of medicine, versus what’s led up to where we are now. He follows up the promise of AI in chapter two, discussing the deep economic mess American health care is in.

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

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Patients in the U.S. 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. Patients-as-health-consumers are highly influenced by health care costs when assessing their ability or interest in seeking health care, the second chart from the VisitPay survey report illustrates.

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. Philips surveyed health care professionals and consumers living in 15 countries, from North America to Asia, and found that these health systems share one over-arching objective: to provide quality care with improved experiences for both patients and healthcare professionals. This is a very important pillar for health consumer engagement and patient experience.

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. Americans borrowed $88 billion in 2018 to pay for health care spending, West Health and Gallup estimated. health care system for themselves and their families; but 38% of U.S.

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. Best Buy Health has been developing partnerships in healthcare, in B2B2C mode, channeling into peoples’ homes for healthy living and aging well “in place.” Joining us on the panel will be Kaiser-Permanente as a prospective partner in such a retail health-to-services-to-home vision, underpinned by data and predictive analytics.

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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. I was grateful to have an opportunity to share my views with attendees on the vision patient as health consumer through the health economic lens. Marge Axelrad of Jobson then set out the agenda for the day, asking one of the day’s big questions, “Can experience and data co-exist?”

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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 Conference kicks off this week, I’m focused on finding digital health innovations that engage people — consumers, caregivers, patients, health citizens all. As Health 2.0 This week, Health 2.0 The post Prelude to Health 2.0

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. Power is that only one in ten Americans have ever used telehealth or virtual health to substitute for an in-person visit to a doctor’s office, hospital, ER or urgent care clinic in the past year. With the patient-as-payer in the current U.S.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

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If you’re in health care and don’t live under a rock, you have probably heard that United Health Group (UHG) has acquired PatientsLikeMe (PLM). First, some of the backstory: PLM was way ahead of its time, recognizing the power of peer-to-peer connections and the importance of data as currency long before many others in health care figured that out. PLM built a vessel into which people could pour their experiences, their biomarkers, their life hacks.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

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Here’s a link to the 30-minute conversation, where Marc combed through the over 500 endnotes from HealthConsuming ‘s appendix to explore the patient as the new health care payor, the Amazon prime-ing of people, and prospects for social determinants of health to bolster medicines “beyond the pill.”. We are all Health Consumers now… The post Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

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

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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.

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. The story started with the scenario that, “Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed.” And, according to the WSJ reporting, “Neither patients nor doctors have been notified. health care.

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

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health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. As consumers, people have great expectations from the organizations on the supply side of health care — providers (hospitals and doctors), health insurance plans, pharma and medical device companies. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Value Comes to Healthcare: But Whose Value Is It?

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Three reports published in the past few weeks give us some useful perspective on that question, woven together in today’s Health Populi blog. Let’s start with the Philips Future Health Index , which assesses value to 16 national health systems through three lenses: access, satisfaction, and efficiency. If you look at the places where the system is working, they’ve got it figured out, but that’s not the world the rest of healthcare and patients live in.”.

The Top Pain Point in the Healthcare Consumer Experience is Money

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Beyond the physical and emotional pain that people experience when they become a patient, in the U.S. 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. In the course of Experian’s consumer research for this study, people identified 137 jobs in their patient experience.

Digital Transformation Is The New Mantra But Can’t Happen Without Access To Connectivity

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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. Together, these elements are social determinants of health – including connectivity. features several pages devoted to digital connectivity bolstering more effective health care delivery.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

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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. I find all of these, and more, at the Health-Beauty-Wellness Conference convened by GMDC in Orlando this week through the weekend. Throughout, I’m wearing my health consumer-focused lens.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

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Health agencies will have to become at least as sophisticated as other consumer/retail industries in analyzing a variety of data that helps uncover root causes of human behavior,” Gartner recommended in 2017. That’s because “health” is not all pre-determined by our parent-given genetics. Health is determined by many factors in our own hands, and in forces around us: physical environment, built environment, and public policy.

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

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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. Top-line, health care is one of the most important issues that voters want addressed in the 2018 mid-term elections, tied with the economy. Immigration, gun policy, and foreign policy follow. Health Populi’s Hot Points: What most U.S.

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

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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. It’s not that patients who take prescription drugs don’t appreciate them – most (58%) say medicines have made their lives better, but most — 8 in 10 people — believe Rx costs are unreasonable.

Re-Imagining Healthcare – a Lesson from Von Clausewitz in the Fog of War

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Governor Mark Leavitt, who held the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush, offered this advice at the recent Liberation 2018 conference hosted by Medecision. For your further reading and experience of this wonderful conference, here are links to the previous two posts in this trio on Liberation 2018… Part 1: Liberating Healthcare Through Data Liquidity and Consumer Engagement , published 12 April 2018.

Getting Real About Social Determinants of Health

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New research points out that real people live real lives, and our assumptions about social determinants of health (SDOH) may need to be better informed by those real lives. I read three reports in the past week sobering up my bullish #SDOH ethos dealing with food deserts, transportation, and health service access — three key social determinants of health. Assumption 2: Providing transportation to/from health care services will bolster patients’ appointment-making.

Universal Health Care and Financial Inclusion – Not Mutually Exclusive

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Universal health care was covered in a section on 28 April 2018, and coverage on financial inclusion was bundled into the 5th May edition. While The Economist’s editors may not have intended for these two reports to reinforce each other, my lens on health and healthcare immediately, and appreciatively, connected the dots between healthcare coverage and financial wellness. ” At the time, this was one of the world’s biggest public-sector financed health plan.

Pharma Spending Gone Bipolar: Generics At One End, Specialty Drugs on the Other

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a report from the IQVIA Institute for Health Data Science. In 2017, patients spent $57.8 billion OOP for prescription drugs: OOP costs include copayments, coinsurance, payments during the deductible phases of health insurance, or retail payments for drugs due to the lack of prescription drug insurance coverage. million prescriptions cost patients over $500, adding up to $5.2 million prescriptions cost patients between $250 to $500, totaling $3.9

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

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“We” was a trio including Antoinette Thomas (@NurseTechExec1), Chief Patient Experience Officer with Microsoft, David Ryan (@DavidPRyan), former long-time Global Head of Intel’s Health/Life Science business; and, me.

A Portrait of the Health Consumer as Confused, Cost-Challenged, and Out of Control

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Patients in the U.S. are confused, cost-challenged and lacking control, according to The Consumer Healthcare Paradox from Maestro Health, an employee health and benefits company. Data illustrating that “paradox” is shown in the second chart: while 78% percent of patients told Maestro Health their health care experience is positive, 69% feel they lack control over their patient journey. health policy circles.

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

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“How should we define ‘health?'” The context for the question was that the 1948 World Health Organization definition of health — that health is, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”– was not so useful in the 21st century. And I daresay, health reform. ” a 2011 BMJ article asked.

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.

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?

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

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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. There’s a lot for me to address concerning health care costs based on news and research published over the past couple of weeks. It is bittersweet to read the latter half of the title, as our friend and mentor Professor Reinhardt, a health economics pioneer, passed away last year.