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.

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 are “very concerned” or “concerned” about employees’ chronic illnesses, acute illnesses, and injuries along with behavioral health issue, based on McKinsey’s annual employer survey which coincided this year with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most U.S.

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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.

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.,

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

Health Populi

As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned. 35% of home health services, and. ” in a May 2020 report out of the company’s consumer survey.

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 Harris Poll surveyed 2,027 U.S.

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.

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. This research surveyed 1,004 U.S. These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. For health and fitness , the most-recommended physical activity has been walking outside — being mindful about keeping 6 feet apart through social distancing.

Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

Consumers have health goals across many dimensions, topped with eating well, getting fit, reducing stress, sleeping better, feeling mentally well, and improving personal finances. Consumers embrace their food habits as a key self-care determinant of health.

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. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing mental health issues. Patients in the U.S.

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.

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. Nearly 150 companies were surveyed in May and June 2019 across industry sectors, with a majority of organizations falling into the Fortune 500.

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. This is self-care, healthcare.

“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. On the health system (provider) side, there is substantial pressure to reduce costs and at the same time, provide innovative services.

Most Americans Over 50 Not Buying Groceries Online….Yet

Health Populi

have underlying demands and needs that could nudge them to do online grocery shopping, unearthed in a survey from AARP Foundation and IFIC , the International Food Industry Council Foundation. IFIC and AARP conducted this online survey among 1,004 U.S.

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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D. That is, mental health issues.

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. Health plans covering telehealth, nudging members toward lower-cost settings for less-acute conditions, and.

Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

It’s mainstream now that Americans are shopping food for health, with eyes focused on heart health, weight, energy, diabetes, and brain health, according to the 2018 Food & Health Survey from IFIC, the International Food Industry Council Foundation. And this aspect of home health economics can sub-optimize peoples’ health. Consider the first graph on consumers’ interests in the health benefits accruing from food and nutrients.

We Are All About Hygiene, Groceries, and Personal Care in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Populi

For the past several years, I’ve covered the Harris Poll of companies’ reputation rankings here in Health Populi. consumers’ basic needs are emerging as health and hygiene, food, and technology, based on the new Axios-Harris Poll on the top 100 companies. Surveys were fielded in November and December 2019, and in mid-June 2020 to update for the Age of Corona. — P&G, for our personal care needs, Kroger, another grocer, and UPS.

Consumers Grow to View Food as the Prescription

Health Populi

Taking a page out of Hippocrates, “let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” consumers are increasingly shopping for groceries with an appetite for health, found in research published this week by the International Food Information Center cleverly titled, An Appetite for Health.

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

It is intended to streamline workflow, reduce administrative burden and improve patient care, but when poorly designed, technology may increase stress for physicians. Such burnout has been directly linked to negative consequences like lower patient satisfaction and care quality, higher medical error rates, malpractice risk, and physician and staff turnover. What are the primary reasons for this physician burnout?

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Implementation Of Telehealth Services Update: Survey

BHM Healthcare Solutions

A new survey exams the attitudes, perspectives, and plans of healthcare leadership that are shaping telemedicine’s application, value, and potential. The research explored telehealth services adoption rates and drivers, budgets and ROI, the technology’s role in delivering care, and the factors important to executives when selecting a solution for their organization. In May 2017, Baltimore-based SGP surveyed 98 individuals.

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

Health Populi

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two certainties emerge in the lives of physicians: they are generating less revenue, and they have adopted more virtual care in practices. This post in Health Populi covers the first of 3 parts, on patient impacts.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

According to our new consumer survey, 8% of U.S. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. Our consumer survey highlights the unique opportunities for telehealth programs within different demographics. Specifically, Millennials want to use telehealth for mental health with nearly 40% reporting that they would regularly use telehealth for behavioral health management, higher than any other age demographic.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

According to our new consumer survey, 8% of U.S. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. Our consumer survey highlights the unique opportunities for telehealth programs within different demographics. Specifically, Millennials want to use telehealth for mental health with nearly 40% reporting that they would regularly use telehealth for behavioral health management, higher than any other age demographic.

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.

COVID-19’s Consumer Health Care Behaviors: Telehealth, Trauma, and Trust, via PwC

Health Populi

A new report from PwC looks at peoples’ changes in health behaviors in the first two months of the pandemic, asking whether these changes will stick “after” the pandemic fades. Before the pandemic, the top obstacles to healthy living were mental health concerns, feeling isolated, too much time spent using technology, and a limited choice of healthy food options. This will be part of the new normal for health care in America — and justifiably so.

Out-of-Pocket and Prescription Drug Costs – Connecting Digital Health Dots at CES 2020

Health Populi

The top two health care concerns facing Americans are out-of-pocket costs and prescriptions drug costs, according to a poll published today in Morning Consult. Health care is the top issue driving voters’ choices in the 2020 elections for most Americans.

Telehealth use rises, but new trends highlight demographic divides

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Those were among the results of a Black Book and Sage Growth Partners survey of 591 U.S. healthcare consumers, which also found stress and social isolation are still fueling demand for remote behavioral and mental health services. "For many years, the biggest hurdle was telehealth being viewed as a distant second form of accessing care," Dan D’Orazio, CEO of Sage Growth Partners, told Healthcare IT News.

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

Health Populi

I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020. 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. There’s a lot to take care of.”.

#106: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do To Survive And Thrive In Times Of Crisis

Digital Health Today

William Kassler of IBM Watson Health explains the roles of Fear, Resilience and Self-care. With the combination of the Covid crisis and the increased awareness of mental health in the month of May (which is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth) I wanted to dig deeper into mental health and find out what we can do as individuals and organizations to resource ourselves and those around us. 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

The True Costs of Diabetes Go Well Beyond the Wallet

Health Populi

The daily life of a person managing diabetes feels many costs: at work, on relationships, at play, during sleep, on time, on mental health, and to be sure, on personal finances. Consider food, another key self-care component for a person dealing with diabetes.

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. Younger people score lower on psychological needs, the outcome of being a digital native and negative impacts on mental health and well-being among younger citizens. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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 5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You Enzyme Health Team March 13, 2019 Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health.

Tele-psychiatry helps small provider expand services, treat during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As is the case nationally, psychiatry is in limited supply in the area of River Valley Health and Dental Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. That said, as a large primary care office offering integrated behavioral health, it was important to expand mental health services to include specialty care for patients. Further, as a federally qualified health center, River Valley is charged with providing comprehensive, whole-person care.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows. Recent telehealth adoption statistics show a strong growing trend in favor of the service - According to a 2019 report from nonprofit FAIR Health , telehealth utilization grew 53% from 2016 to 2017 nationwide, more than any other service, including urgent care, retail clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and ERs.

5 Health Plan Telemedicine Cases: Better Care, Increased Access

BHM Healthcare Solutions

These 5 Health Plan Telemedicine Cases demonstrate how to improve benefits and access. BHM offers services geared toward controlling expenses and integrating the behavioral health opportunities presented by measuring telehealth. Health insurers now meet the needs of these newly-covered individuals and families, including assuring access to specialty care. Telemedicine expands access to needed care, facilitate better care coordination and help contain costs.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Health systems are increasingly recognizing the benefits of conducting virtual patient visits, rather than in-person visits, and are finding ways to limit the costs. Telemedicine has become a reality of today’s healthcare as an option for patients that might once have been difficult to reach, including rural patients, professionals with busy schedules, and patients unable or uncomfortable seeking care in person. The study also identified a number of barriers to telehealth care.

79 Percent of Doctors Are Burned Out. Can Virtual Care Delivery Help?

GlobalMed

A new study from InCrowd paints a disturbing picture about provider burnout and its effect on patient care. The survey of 320 PCPs and 319 specialists reveals that 79 percent of primary care physicians (PCPs) describe themselves as burned out, as do 57 percent of specialists. That’s a sharp rise from the 45 percent of doctors that reported burnout in an American Medical Association (AMA) survey in 2011. There’s also provider mental health to consider.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost.