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

Health Populi

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. I’m so keen on telehealth, I’m personally participating in three sessions at #ATA19.

Telehealth Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

Telebehavioral Health Institute

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.

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

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. Telehealth adoption also grew from 2017 to 2018. Only 11% of consumers said in 2018 that they’d be willing to share health data with them.

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.

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.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

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.

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.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

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

Health Populi

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.

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.

HRSA Resources for Advancing Telehealth (Episode 18)

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Episode 18 features Natassja Manzanero, Telehealth Resource Center Program Coordinator for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources, and Services Administration (HRSA).

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – January 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

5 Challenges Hindering Telehealth Growth

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

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.

Telehealth Success Variables

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

House of Representatives, allows for an expansion of telehealth/telemedicine coverage under the Medicare Advantage Plan B. While the act does not require a Medicare Advantage Plan to offer additional telehealth services, it does allow the option. Featured General Telehealth

Study: Neonatal Telehealth Reduces Transfers and Boosts Hospital Revenue

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Telehealth Policy Barriers to Observe

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of telehealth policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

The Most and Least Telehealth-Friendly States

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Q: Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services? A: Federal Medicaid statues do not recognize telemedicine as a distinct service; however, each state has the flexibility to decide if/how its Medicaid program will reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

In 2018, updates and changes impacted telehealth policy across the nation. To supplement information provided in the webinar, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center would like to share information and resources regarding national and regional changes that may be helpful to you.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – August 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

Cloud-Based Telehealth Defined: Advantages, Applications, and Security

Arizona Telemedicine Program

Telehealth. According to the Center for Connected Health Policy, “Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies.

Healthcare Is Local: Channeling Tip O’Neill in the 2018 Midterm Election Results

Health Populi

As I wrote about yesterday (about learning from Governor Kasich), people keen on healthcare should pay attention to the states, which are laboratories for health reform. Health Populi’s Hot Points: How might healthcare play out locally in the next 1-3 years?

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – October 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

Reimbursement for Home-Based Care

Telebehavioral Health Institute

In the spring of 2018, the Center for Connected Health Policy published its update of the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report. telehealth reimbursement of all types, the … Read more.

State Telehealth Laws And Reimbursement Policies: 2017 Report

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Telehealth services extends networks beyond urban hubs and expands payers’ member enrollments. Staying current with state telehealth laws allows payers flexibility with policy updates. CCHP is a program of the Public Health Institute.

Telehealth Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: For payers, telehealth payer laws offer opportunities for extending networks beyond urban hubs and expanding their member enrollments. BHM offers services geared toward controlling expenses and integrating the behavioral health opportunities presented by telehealth. Both Becker’s Hospital Review and FierceHealthCare identified the shortcomings of telehealth legislation. Telehealth Payer Laws. Telehealth was greatly underutilized.

FCC Chairman Announces New Telehealth Initiatives, Expanded Funding

care innovations

At the recently concluded Connected Health Conference in Boston, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a keynote speech expressing his agency’s dedication to expanding federal funding for key telehealth initiatives, along with a few new proposals for accomplishing them.

Licensing and Credentialing in Telehealth

American Well

In the world of telehealth, licensing and credentialing issues are amongst the initial concerns many health systems have when considering integrating telemedicine into their system. As telehealth continues to grow as an industry, more of these resources and innovative payment models will begin to surface. To learn more about licensing, credentialing, and the ever-changing telemedicine landscape, visit the Center for Connected Health Policy.

SEARCH2018 Symposium Brings Together Telehealth Researchers Focused on Proving the Benefits of Connected Health

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Abstracts deadline extended to July 20th for research in connected health programs. The annual meeting brings together leading clinicians, researchers, administrators and thought leaders to discuss how telehealth can be used to improve healthcare delivery. About West Health.

The Burgeoning Role Of Venture Capital In Health Care

Henry Kotula

[link] ; The US health care system relies heavily on private markets. B etween 2010 and 2017, the value of investments in digital health increased by 858 percent, and the number of financing deals in this sector increased by 412 percent; more than $41.5

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South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2019

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following attachment is a list of legislative and regulatory updates compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – June 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 518 3/21/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee Requires the commissioner of health to study and report on recommendations for legislation concerning telehealth and telemedicine under existing statute.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 518 3/21/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee Requires the commissioner of health to study and report on recommendations for legislation concerning telehealth and telemedicine under existing statute.

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Expect insurers to accelerate programs and policies that cut costs and to push for value-based contracting as consumers demand more transparency in healthcare pricing. Payers have ratcheted down hospital payments by creating policies with an eye toward providing care at less-costly locations, designing health plans that put more healthcare utilization costs on members and by replacing fee-for-service payments with value-based contracts. [link].

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). 1/16/18: Introduced and referred to House Committee on Drug Policy.