How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

Health Populi

For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends, a collective sense of isolation, and mental and behavioral health impacts. sought health information online in 2020, a slight decline from 2018.

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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Consumers’ Health Concerns Grow in the Pandemic Across All Categories – And More Trust Virtual Care

Health Populi

The first four most-trusted sources for health information in 2021 remained the same short-list from 2020: doctors in-person, pharmacists, nutritionists and dieticians, and government or NGOs.

Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. This year, medical cost trend will rise by 7.0%, expected to decline a bit in 2022 according to the annual study from PwC Health Research Institute , Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2022. population health burden.

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture.

Digital Health Tools Are Finding Business Models – IQVIA’s 2021 Read on the Health of Digital Health

Health Populi

In the Age of COVID, over 90,000 new health apps were released, as the supply of digital therapeutics and wearables grew in 2020. Once upon a time in 2015, exercise and fitness comprised nearly one-half of the digital health categories.

Data security – The priority for mHealth apps

Waracle

mHealth apps are mobile applications which utilise the ubiquity, connectivity and flexibility of our smartphones to improve patient’s health. mHealth App transport security. Why is mHealth App security important? mHealth apps need security to be their primary feature.

Litesprite's mobile videogame improves self-reported mental health in small trial

Mobi Health News

A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills

Health@Retail Update: Kroger and Hy-Vee Morph Grocery into Health, Walmart’s Health Center, CVS/housing and More

Health Populi

With our HealthConsuming “health is everywhere” ethos, this post updates some of the most impactful recent retail health developments shaping consumers’ health/care touchpoints beyond hospitals, physicians, and health plans.

Mental Health Apps: realising the latent potential in cognitive behavioural therapy

Waracle

Advancements in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are allowing mobile health (mHealth) apps to digitise traditional therapies onto web-based platforms. Read on as we discuss the future potential of mental health apps concerning CBT.? .

Five mobile apps that are reshaping mental health care

Waracle

When it comes to mental health, the needs and challenges of those needing support are very different. According to MIND , in the UK approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year. And while the number of individuals experiencing mental health issues hasn’t fluctuated much over time, there are still a lot of contributing factors that can make both coping, and reaching out for help, very difficult.

The Growth of Emerging Consumer Electronics Categories Adds to Digital Health Platforms

Health Populi

Of the $401 billion that will flow through retailers for consumer technology products, many of the fastest-emerging categories will play a role as platforms for health and medical care at home and in wearable tech. and in-vehicle technology — all of which can support health and medical applications beyond commoditized activity tracking devices. VR/AR applications have evidence for pain abatement and mental health bolstering for people with PTSD or anxiety.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization? For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry. We’ve been SMAC’ed, and Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2019 believes we’re in a post-digital era ripe with opportunity. Adopting these applications can help health care reduce costs, drive labor efficiency and support people-centered design and experience. We see such leap-frogging in parts of the world that were indeed late to the Health Care v1.0

Ways mHealth can help GPs manage Patient needs in a lockdown

mHealth Insight

This fascinating Twitter thread by NHS GP Dr Renee Hoenderkamp reminded me how how poorly the RCGP has prepared GPs to manage care in 2020 and got me thinking of specific practical ways that mHealth can meet care needs in these exceptional times (if you have any suggestions please add them below in the comments): “1. Sexual Health services for this closed. You are disabled by a specific mental health issue. Your mental health is deteriorating.

mHealth guide to Mobile World Congress 2019

mHealth Insight

Last year mHealth fell off the radar for the GSMA and there was no mHealth content at the world’s biggest mobile industry conference and exhibition (held annually in Barcelona – [link]. Best Mobile Innovation for Health and BioTech c. Digital Wellness is a relatively new concept that examines our relationship with the online world and its effect on our physical and mental wellbeing. Digital Health and Wellness Summit. CEO, Health.

Study from the USA finds that Mental Health Patients trust Apple & Google more than their Doctors

mHealth Insight

“Study: Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations” MobiHealthNews ( Patient Willingness to Consent to Mobile Phone Data Collection for Mental Health Apps: Structured Questionnaire ). mHealth Insight. “Researchers found that 41 percent of responders said they would be willing to install an app that would help doctors better diagnose mental health problems and provide treatment.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3. Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

COVID-19 Accelerated Digital Health Investments…But It Helps to Be Bigger, Mature and Scaling

Health Populi

“Compare digital health to airlines, cruise lines, and other industries” and the sector looks quite privileged, opined Matthew Holt in a discussion on a study diving deeply into the State of Digital Health , conducted by Catalyst @ Health 2.0

Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals. The classification of substance abuse as a chronic condition by the ACA has implications with regards to digital health.

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.

The Digital Tools Creating Scalable Access To Psychotherapy

Waracle

Globally, the pandemic is increasing demand for mental health services, whilst in Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service noted that whilst all other 999 calls were down year on year for January, mental health crisis calls were up 9%. AI powered Mental Health Chatbots.

“It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work”

mHealth Insight

mHealth Insights. “What was the promise of reduced admissions and improved health outcomes in patients? “Usage of mobile devices in healthcare is basically what mHealth is” Incorrect. “Scarce evidence for mobile app (mHealth). These apps are mostly targeting obesity, mental health, and diabetes. Meanwhile, the mHealth Economics 2017 study states that major app stores feature around 325,000 unique health apps.

How Telehealth Is Improving Healthcare for Veterans

InTouch Health

Suicide, mental health, PTSD, and numerous chronic conditions are common among United States veterans. The 2016-17 program gave mHealth-enabled tablets to some 6,750 veterans in rural areas across the country. Each tablet came with remote patient monitoring and virtual visit capabilities, and some veterans received additional mHealth devices such as a blood pressure monitor or weight scale.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Blog Login Sign Up 9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry Enzyme Health Team March 27, 2019 In an industry that can feel isolating, it’s important to keep connected.

Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

In the real world successful mHealth applications were commonplace in 2009. “To see whether these laws translate to more use of telemedicine, researchers examined private health insurance claims data from 2005 to 2017 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse. In Mental Health we should be asking not what mobiles are doing to our mental health but what they could be doing. . “Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S.

March 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Blog Login Sign Up March 2019 Telemedicine News Enzyme Health Team March 31, 2019 Review the latest telemedicine innovations, partnerships, and research making news in March 2019.

The innovative technologies transforming healthcare

Waracle

It was also time to come to terms with the reality that human health and our healthcare challenges may be some of the most pressing problems facing us as a society in the ’20s. Mobile Applications for health tracking. Your life’s health data is estimated to fill 300 million books.

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. Approximately 93 percent of physicians believe mHealth apps can improve patients’ health.

New mothers to be offered NHS counselling by Skype to tackle post-natal depression

mHealth Insight

Laura Donnelly, Health Editor at the Telegraph reports on how new mothers will be offered counselling by Skype under NHS plans to tackle post-natal depression. “An estimated 140,000 mothers each year – one in five – suffer depression, anxiety and other mental health problems during pregnancy or in the months after their baby is born. mHealth & Pregnancy: From SMS to Apps & Beyond what are the opportunities?

VA seeing substantial growth in telehealth, key patient engagement tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's the massive electronic health record modernization , of course, but also everything from a new National Artificial Intelligence Institute to an Apple Health Records rollout to a project focused on tablet-based telehealth. VA is piloting a health chat feature as well.

The Rapid Expansion of School-Based Telehealth Programs

InTouch Health

The program, which went into effect at the beginning of the school year, features telemedicine stations where students can connect with a mental health counselor without leaving campus. Once the session is complete, the parent or guardian will be able to access a summary of the session using the mHealth app. Hundreds of children have since sought referrals to mental health counselors, including those seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Remote Patient Monitoring Companies & Services Remote patient monitoring companies develop applications and devices that help clinicians and researchers monitor and track patient health at a distance.

The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care

mHealth Insight

The UK’s Department of Health & Social Care has issued a fascinating Policy Paper on The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care. mHealth Insights. “Yet the state of online services, basic IT and clinical tools in health and care is far behind where it needs to be. “Just being able to make the best use of mainstream products and services would transform health and social care in this country.

Seven Market Trends

LinkousThink

One quarter of all Americans, 73 million patients, are now covered under a managed care health insurance program. A series of vendors have sprung up to do just that for stroke care, mental health, hospitalist and intensivist services, and dermatology. On a smaller scale, intensivists at Inova Health System in Virginia are based out of a corporate office building and provide remote ICU services to 122 ICU beds throughout northern Virginia.

Why telemedicine and remote patient monitoring demand will skyrocket in 2019

Redox

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.

Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

mHealth Insight

This blog post by Dr Joe Kvedar reflecting on Apple’s Health Record announcement makes for interesting reading ( I’m very optimistic about what this means for Patients and Carers ). mHealth Insight. They have enlisted two of the largest medical records companies, Epic Systems and Cerner, as well as Athenahealth, and a number of respected healthcare institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine and UC San Diego Health.

Voice Health Summit Spotlight 2018

Consumer eHealth Engagement

BCH John Brownstein shares voice health use cases John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital is excited about the opportunity for healthcare to lead other verticals with this empowering technology which many of us use every day – Alexa tell me… Siri what is… ? Since the year 2000, the health technology industry has evolved from websites (e.g. Voice Health in Action. Senior Living & Home Health.