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Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors. The survey was conducted online in June 2020 among 2,074 U.S.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

Health Populi

the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. With this alignment of virtual care supply-and-demand, it is like telehealth will see “permanent usage increases,” according to Parks Associates’ survey report, COVID-19 – Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. In the U.S.,

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The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens. This year, the five pillars include: The “I” in Experience.

Trust My Doctor and Fear the Office: The Telehealth Opportunity in and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

patients’ most-trusted source of coronavirus information. However, as patients continue to be concerned about exposure to COVID-19, 3 in 5 are concerned about being at-risk to the virus in their doctor’s office, according to research from the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and AMCP , the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. There are other forms of fear taking hold of the COVID-19 era health consumer: namely, financial anxiety in the wake of the pandemic.

Pharma’s Future Relevance Depends on Empathy, Messaging, Partnering, and Supporting Patients and Providers

Health Populi

COVID-19 is re-shaping all industries, especially health care. And the pharma industry is challenged along with other health care sectors. Expanding support services, especially as more care moves into patients’ hands as self-care in the home.

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.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

Health Populi

My focus is all-health, all-the-time, so I’m weaving the connections between connected cars, home appliances, telecoms, and Big Tech who put on the Ritz and glitz today and tomorrow for the press.

The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

And so, too, are older folks re-imagining how and where their health care services could be delivered and consumed. Most people over 50 years of age are cautious but open to receiving health care virtually via telehealth platforms, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging from my alma mater, the University of Michigan. We’re in the Field of Dreams moment in telehealth, especially for older people. It’s not enough to build/offer digital health tech to patients.

“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

Health Populi

They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike. Doing so in this way could help health/care ecosystem stakeholders to innovate their own business and pricing models. Consider the plethora of EHR systems, scheduling idiosyncrasies, physician adoption and workflow considerations, and patient matching challenges, for example.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. Here are how these five mega-trends can bolster our health and healthcare products and services over the next decade. ” #SDOH is the hashtag for “Social Determinants of Health.”

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

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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

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

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., health care system.

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

Health Populi

I’d interviewed Roy at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January to catch up on consumer health developments, and the March meeting was going to cover Philips’ innovations on the hospital and acute care side of the business, as well as to learn more about Roy’s new role as head of Connected Care. It’s also an enormous stress test of the [health care] system. At that point, the company left behind other businesses not core to health. What a difference 90 days makes.

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. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

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.

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

Health Populi

Just as we experienced “e-business” departments blurring into ecommerce and everyday business processes, so is “telehealth” morphing into, simply, health care delivery as one of many channels and platforms. Telehealth and virtual care are key education topics and exhibitor presences at HIMSS19. Most employers’ adopting telehealth as a covered employee benefit. Each of these organizations “do” telehealth in very different ways.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers. Today is Boxing Day and St.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

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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. 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.

The Home and Low-Touch Health Care – a Health Consumer Update from Capgemini

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for patients-as-consumers, seeking lower-touch health care services at home or closer-to-home in community health hubs. The need for a holistic platform the serves up a continuum-of-care tools across the patient journey became evident in a matter of months, Capgemini Research Institute calls out in The Health Fix , a research report assessing peoples’ perspectives on health care in the Age of COVIOD-19.

Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED – Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

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In 2017, the National Quality Forum (NQF) developed a framework that provides a guide to the development of measures that assess and evaluate telehealth in the areas of access to care, cost, effectiveness, and the overall patient/provider experience. Follow-up Participant Questions: Q: We should not look at chronic conditions and behavioral health as separate categories rather they are inextricably interconnected. Telehealth provides the way to do it.

Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

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If you regularly follow virtual care news, you might have seen a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. For some people, the results seemed to confirm that patients do not like virtual services, since “access video calls with providers” ranked dead last at 10 percent. Doctors have long worried that their patients won’t accept or adapt to telemedicine. Manage mental health: 20 percent. These results show patients are comfortable with digital health.