Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. Primary care in the U.S.

Primary Care 2.0 – How Crossover Health is “Re-Bundling” Health Care

Health Populi

In 2020, investments in digital health reached $14.1 bn , much of which went into niche applications like lab testing, medication adherence, and on-demand triage for urgent care. health care system, or more aptly “non-system” as my old friend J.D.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Impact of Front-Line Primary Care In Improving Access For Mental Health Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Over the past few years, there have been encouraging improvements in the realm of mental health care in the United States. Initiatives to improve mental health outcomes, such as the Affordable Care Act (2010), have been primarily aimed at requiring increased insurance coverage to encompass mental health services […].

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

Health Populi

The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care. This graphic comes out of my current thinking about telehealth across the continuum of care.

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Health Populi

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health. The Next Step Forward in Cardiac Care.

Walmart’s Growing Footprint in Healthcare and Public Health, from Guns to Mental Health and Gardens

Health Populi

Over the past couple of weeks, Walmart is demonstrating its growing commitment to and leadership in healthcare and public health. The company’s announcement this week of pulling products that can be used in military-style weapons from its Outdoor Sports/Shooting department is a major move for public health that is something of a watershed that will impact well beyond the company’s inventory and stock price.

One-Third of People with Chronic Conditions Delayed or Forgone Care During the Pandemic

Health Populi

physicians grew concerned that patients who were avoiding visits to doctor’s offices were missing care for chronic conditions, discussed in in Delayed and Forgone Health Care for N onelderly Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Urban Institute.

As Americans Start to Return-to-Work in the Summer of COVID, Mental Health is a Top Concern Among Employers

Health Populi

employers worry about workers’ mental health and substance use as employees begin returning to work in the summer of 2020. companies say behavioral health has a negative impact on workforce productivity. Most U.S.

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

Health Populi

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.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. Rock Health and Stanford commissioned an online survey among 7,980 U.S. Why do people use wearable tech for health?

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.

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. Quality of care not as good as in-person (among 67% of older people).

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

Health Populi

The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. “Self-care is a pandemic priority,” NCS intuited from their data.

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

There’s been a flurry of research into this question since the hockey-stick growth of telemedicine visits were evident in March 2020, just days after the World Health Organization uttered the “P-word:” pandemic. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

Health Populi

A new report from CoverMyMeds details the current state of medication access weaving together key health care industry and consumer data. economy shutting down in the first and second quarters of 2020, health care providers pivoted to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Outpatient is the New Inpatient – The Future of Hospitals in America

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: Bloomberg reported that Walmart’s projected visit volume for the company’s new health clinic in Duluth, Georgia, exceeded expectations. Indeed, outpatient and ambulatory care is the New Black for hospitals and health care.

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

Health Populi

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.

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

Health Populi

The research has uncovered differences in peoples’ resilience and response to the public health crisis and its economic, social, clinical, and emotional impacts. I am grateful to the Known team for sharing details of these findings with me to now share with Health Populi readers.

How COVID-19 Is Driving More Deaths of Despair

Health Populi

The analysis quantifies the impact of isolation and loneliness combined with the dramatic economic downturn and mass unemployment with the worsening of mental illness and income inequity on the epidemic of Deaths of Despair. Integrate mental health with health care.

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. Slightly more consumers favored locally-borne virtual care versus a nationwide network.

Stress in America, One Year into the Pandemic – an APA Update on Parents, Healthcare Workers, and Black Americans

Health Populi

A Year into our collective coronavirus experience, Americans remain stressed, with physical health taking a back seat to our daily grinds based on the 2021 Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). Stress is US: Health Care is the #1 Stressor in America.

The Rise of the Homebody Economy and Healthcare to the Home

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: The third chart illustrates McKinsey’s findings on U.S. Looking at the disruptive oval (grey), see telemedicine broken into physical and mental — with intent to use physical telemedicine post-COVID-19 among 50% of U.S.

Health Is Everywhere at #CES2021 – CTA’s CES 2021 Tech Trends to Watch

Health Populi

Spending on connected health monitoring devices in the U.S. Six major themes emerge at #CES2021: digital health, robotics and drones, 5G connectivity, vehicle technology, smart cities, and over all — digital transformation.

Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

Health Populi

health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care , Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18 years of age and older, conducted in May 2020.

Do-It-Yourself Innovation Comes to Health at Home – Telehealth, Fjord 2021 Trends and #CES2021

Health Populi

The pandemic has digitally transformed those people who could work from home, school at home, and undertake daily life-flows as health citizens tried to keep the coronavirus (and other people) at-a-distance.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

households’ changing behaviors for consuming content, stocking the pantry, engaging with social media, and using online health and fitness tools. These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home.

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

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now. Health Populi’s Hot Points: So, can the U.S.

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.

Physicians in America – Too Many Burned Out, Depressed, and Not Getting Support

Health Populi

The subtitle, “The Generational Divide,” tells a bit part of the subtext of this annual report that’s always jarring and impactful for both its raw numbers and implications for both patient care and the larger health care system in America.

Healthcare Costs, Access to Data, and Partnering With Providers: Patients’ Top User Experience Factors

Health Populi

This report is a must-read for people involved with patient and consumer health engagement in the U.S. Regarding the most important health care issues U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Both health care providers (hospitals, clinicians, allied professionals, et.

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.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The Samueli Institute, has several missions including integrative health with a focuses on evidence-based practices for healing, wellbeing and resilience. Only 10% of doctors talk about non-medication approaches to health — like meditation, massage, or acupuncture.

Sex, Drugs, Mental Health and COVID Tests ? A DTC Reboot for Health?

Health Populi

In case you think Hims & Hers are a marginal part of the health/care ecosystem, they began to ally with the Ochsner Health System in December 2019 as a novel digital front-door for the System’s telehealth program… pre-COVID-19 pandemic.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

Health Populi

That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. Stalled gains in longevity, with greater burdens of chronic disease and ill mental health, are growing risk factors throughout so many of the wealthiest nations on Earth. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

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

Health Populi

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.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

Health Populi

First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries. Americans have relatively less access to a doctor when care is needed, the OECD report revealed.

CVS Finds Differences in Mental and Behavioral Health Among Men Vs. Women in the Pandemic

Health Populi

As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts to a more endemic phase — becoming part of peoples’ everyday life for months to come — impacts on peoples’ mental health will persist, according to new research from CVS Health in the company’s annual Health Care Insights Study.

Thinking About Kate and Anthony – Suicide and Depression Is US

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. The loss of these two bright lights, gone from our lives to suicide within a few days of each other, gives me the sad compulsion to say something, again, about the state of mental health and behavioral health services in America. 54% of suicides are among people who were not diagnosed with a mental health issue. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Why now, in the U.S., Physical health problems.

AccessHealth uses telemedicine to boost mental health visits by 10% during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

COVID-19 spurred Houston-based AccessHealth to quickly scale up its telemedicine offerings, just as it did with most other health systems nationwide. And just like those other health systems, AccessHealth faced numerous challenges at first, in trying to adapt to this new normal.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

Health Populi

In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs. Key strategies will include deploying more telehealth and virtual health care services, Centers of Excellence for high-cost conditions, and getting more personal in communicating and engaging through platforms. Here are some details about these strategies, which I foresee will impact employees’ health care service flows in 2020.