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

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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.

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

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Will the coronavirus inspire greater adoption of telehealth in the U.S.? The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. Q2 – – Some industry observers have called this, “telehealth’s big moment.”

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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.

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

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Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. The coolest thing in health policy in the 21st century!!

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

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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.

Still Wondering about Telehealth Regulations? 

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Still Wondering about Telehealth Regulations? The Center for Connected Health Policy or CHHP is an independent resource on national telehealth policies and state telehealth regulations. The post Still Wondering about Telehealth Regulations?

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health. Achieve health equity. Address social determinants of health.

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 has undertaken a survey on consumer satisfaction with 31 telehealth providers across 15 measures, which will be published in November 2019. Those who had a telehealth encounter more likely lived in the Western U.S., That is, mental health issues.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

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

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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.

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 Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

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This week, two organizations mission-driven by these “C” words aligned to bolster digital health care transformation for all people — not just those of us advantaged by a bountiful local, accessible portfolio of social determinants of health (SDoH).

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 Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

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Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

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“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

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The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. Health Populi’s Hot Points: As the U.S.

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 Health Care Cost Curve is Bending Down – A New View from Deloitte

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Over the next 20 years, health care spending in the U.S. health economics in the year 2040 from Deloitte. Current spending on health care in America is roughly $4 trillion (with a “t”) dollars, approaching 20% of the nation’s economy.

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

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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.

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.

The Ill Health of Rural Hospitals in Four Charts

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hospitals are in poor fiscal health. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The nine key high-impact factors suggest areas where rural hospitals could risk-manage for their survival. Telehealth, too, can serve rural U.S. There are 1,844 rural hospitals operating in the U.S.

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. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 2 – Our Mental Health

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as most people are “social distancing” or sheltering in place, based on numbers from the early April 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll on the impact of the coronavirus on American life.

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.

Estimates of COVID-19 Medical Costs in the US: $20K for inpatient stay, $1300 OOP costs

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In the midst of growing inpatient admissions and test results for COVID-19, Congress is working as I write this post to finalize a round of legislation to help Americans with the costs-of-living and (hopefully) health care in a national, mandated, clarifying way.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

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are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. PwC explored how COVID-19 is influencing consumers’ health care behaviors in survey research conducted in early April by the Health Research Institute.

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. Interest in and use of virtual care/telehealth.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

Economic Anxieties Rise, Medical and Vacation Plans Delayed: the COVID-19 Consumer in June 2020

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28% of Americans said they’d reschedule the medical service once they “no longer believe” there is a high risk of COVID-19 infection in returning to a health care provider. The analog here for the health consumer is that millions of U.S. Some 6 in 10 people in the U.S.

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. Patients view their health care professionals as “sherpas” to digital health data.

Telehealth Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

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In the spring of 2018, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) published its update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. telehealth reimbursement of all … Read more. The post Telehealth Reimbursement for Home-Based Care appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. One of the most comprehensive reports available on the issues involved with 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. Her interview here in HealthLeaders speaks to her vision, recognizing, “It’s just stunning that there’s such a lag between what is possible in telehealth and what is actually happening.”. I’m so keen on telehealth, I’m personally participating in three sessions at #ATA19.

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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. Younger people score lower on psychological needs, the outcome of being a digital native and negative impacts on mental health and well-being among younger citizens. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

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

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When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. While national health services funding and delivery modes will still have local models of organization and control, some over-arching concepts and cooperation are being forged. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Telehealth Assistance Resource Pages

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Whether you’re new to telehealth and telemedicine or have been utilizing telehealth for a while, the current COVID19 pandemic has flipped this type of healthcare service delivery on its head much like so many other facets of our professional and personal worlds.

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.

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