A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

There are over 60 million enrollees in Medicare in 2019, and fully one-third are in Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare is adding 10,000 new beneficiaries every day in the U.S. Younger Medicare beneficiaries are more digitally engaged (connected) than their older peers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Approved Separate Reimbursements for Non-Traditional Patient Visits


November 1, 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made a significant step in overcoming this obstacle. It announced its finalization of “ Revisions to Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019 ”.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

It’s February 1st, which marks the first of 28 days of American Heart Month – a time to get real, embrace, learn about, and engage with heart health. That hasn’t yet been available to those of us who quantify our steps, weight, sleep, food intake, and other health metrics.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine


What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

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.

Testing Times for Healthcare Software: The Top 10 Issues

Electronic Health Reporter

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The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been woefully underfunded and have fallen short of their vision.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs

The Digital Health Corner

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) has been used since 2015 as a metric to determine negative Medicare payment adjustments to providers who do not meet quality standards. It is also essential to all true value-based reimbursement models being discussed or implemented in health care. Registries have traditionally been viewed as static repositories of data to be reviewed in a summary fashion after a predetermined time period.

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


Connected Care is Better Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, speaks at Health Affairs briefing on Feb. Photo courtesy Health Affairs). Connected care” is gaining more momentum in the health care industry.

Review of Mobile Devices and Health by Ida Sim in the NEJM

mHealth Insight

Mobile Devices and Health was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. health care spending, 3 so the promise of mobile health is especially attractive.” Subjectively perceived states of health (e.g.,

Bringing Telehealth to the Rehabilitation Industry

Advanced Medical Reviews

Currently, 35 states and the District of Columbia have passed “parity” laws, which require health insurers to cover telehealth services equal to those provided in-person. Telehealth treatments in regards to physical therapy are currently not covered by Medicare.

Consumers Want Help With Health: Can Healthcare Providers Supply That Demand?

Health Populi

Among people who have health insurance, managing the costs of their medical care doesn’t rank as a top frustration. Instead, attending to health and wellbeing, staying true to an exercise regime, maintaining good nutrition, and managing stress top U.S.

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 2) — Google, Lyft, Uber, IBM

Phoenix Health Systems

With at least 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, including 87 percent of 14- to 22-year-olds, it should be no surprise that Google is emphasizing healthcare in its growth plans. Two-thirds of 14- to 22-year-olds responding to a survey by Hopelab and Wellbeing Trust say they have used a mobile health app to track fitness, diet, sleep patterns, medications and more.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

CCHP: CCHP stands for the Center for Connected Health Policy and is a non-profit that has been designated the national telehealth policy resource center. CMS : Stands for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out?

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Telehealth

Advanced Medical Reviews

Comprised mostly of remote patient monitoring, video conferencing, mobile health and the electronic transmission of medical information via a secure transmission, telehealth is commonly used in the medical fields of dermatology, urology, chronic disease, intensive care and mental health.

Telemedicine Services Demand Pressures Payers

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Health care executives and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telemedicine services. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also be pushed to approve software and other digital health technologies.

In McKinley County, NM’s battle against addiction progresses

Healthcare Guys

This reputation also fostered the deaths of many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. The Indian Health Service (IHS), an operating division within the U.S.

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

care innovations

Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.

Why telemedicine and remote patient monitoring demand will skyrocket in 2019


If you were to ask someone on the street what they consider the most impactful digital health innovation over the last five years, there’s a good chance their response would be, “telemedicine”. Store-and-forward (asynchronous) video conferencing: transmission of a recorded health history to a health practitioner, usually a specialist. Mobile health (mHealth) : health care and public health information provided through mobile devices.

What the Federation of State Medical Board’s Decision Means for Telehealth

American Well

A more in-depth look shows us the tangible progress that was made in this area of health IT/innovation. Today we have telehealth with multiple end points between patients, mobile health, wearable devices, home biometrics, healthcare kiosks, e-visits of sorts, etc.