The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

Four in five medium, large and jumbo companies expect their spending on health and wellness programs will increase over the next three years. Of key import is the finding that 9 in 10 employers have plans to address mental health stigma in the next year.

Holmusk and Janssen R & D partner to develop digital mental health strategy in China

Mobi Health News

Singapore-headquartered digital health and data analytics company Holmusk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Janssen (China) Research & Development Centre (Janssen), to explore the development of a digital mental health strategy in China

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

Health Populi

” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

Key takeaways from ‘The role of Tech for Good in addressing mental health’ panel

Digital Leaders HealthTech

To mark the official launch of our research into digital mental health services for young people, we hosted an expert panel discussion on Thursday 20th June at One Moorgate Place in London. Victoria Hornby, Chief Executive, Mental Health Innovations.

Phone Calls, Social Plans, and Entertainment As Prescriptions for Older Peoples’ Loneliness

Health Populi

Loneliness is a killer, a health risk factor that’s been equated to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in America, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration , part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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. This is the annual forecast for 2020 brought to us by the National Business Group of Health (NBGH), the Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.

Intent, Insiders/Outsiders and Insights — Disney Institute’s Women’s Leadership Summit

Health Populi

In this post, I aim to share the key lessons that resonated with me, many of them through my broad lens on health. Energy is currency in the brain, which operates on an ROI mentality. I connect the dots between this wisdom and FDR, who collaborated with Churchill on the D-Day strategy.

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

For health and longevity, sorry to see the lowest five ranked states are Washington DC which ranks last, along with Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Alabama. Depression and mental/behavioral health conditions also feature prominently in years lived with disability.

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on public health and healthy communities.

Sounds Like A John Denver Song: Virginia and Colorado Towns Rank High As Healthy Communities

Health Populi

News & World Report, with help from the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) and a team from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. In addition, lower stress in the workplace also improves health status.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

There’s this macro-health economic story, and then there’s the micro-economics of healthcare for the household. The second graphic, labeled Figure 3, compares national health spending as a share of U.S.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?


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.

Health Consumers Are Now Amazon-Primed for Healthcare – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 2

Health Populi

As patients now assume the role of health consumer, they rationally expect retail-level experiences with greater first-dollar payment for health insurance, health care services and medical products like prescription drugs. Joseph Health.

Food As Medicine: Grocery Stores Expand as Health Destinations While the Federal Government Cuts Food Stamps

Health Populi

There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. Food and access to utility services are key social determinants of health, the American Academy of Family Practice has asserted.

Microsoft : The Chatbot Opportunity in Healthcare

Lloyd Price

There’s currently a 75% rejection rate for funding of a continuous care package, which is governed by statutory rules published by the Department of Health and Social Services. One project showcases the importance of Chatbots in mental health.

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. Ro will expand in women’s health in 2019.

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

A Tale of Two States: Idaho, Limiting Health Plan Benefits; and Oregon, Moving Toward Universal Health Care

Health Populi

While the centers of these two states only lie 290 miles from each other, they are worlds apart when it comes to their views on their residents as health citizens. Is health care a right? So close, and yet so far, health policy-wise. .

AMA Report: 6 Ways States Combat Opioid Epidemic

BHM Healthcare Solutions

released a report to guide policymakers and states in responding to the opioid epidemic, detailing successful strategies and lessons learned in Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. AMA created the report in partnership with Manatt Health Strategies.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

National Efforts to Prevent Suicide

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

In late October, leaders from transportation, media, entertainment, law enforcement, technology, healthcare and other industries convened at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., About the Center for Total Health.

Reducing Suicide Calls for Cross-Sector Collaboration

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Surgeon General’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Facebook and other industry leaders to leverage their impact and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. “We About the Center for Total Health.

Therapy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019


The podcasts in this section touch more broadly on the topics of psychology, mental health, and therapy. They are designed to be enjoyed both by practicing therapists or by anyone who has a broad interest in the field of psychology or mental health.

The Challenge of False-Positive Test Results: Digital Health


In the process, they routinely capture social determinant data that might be valuable for a clinical team developing an early intervention program for mental health monitoring. Healthcare organizations need to create and incentivize digital health-specific collaboration models that allow teams to benefit from their respective areas of expertise. Envision an organization that is a recognized leader in digital, broadly defined.

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

Healthcare Messaging Conference – Special Limited Time Pricing

Medical Connectivity

Provider-Innovator Co-Commercialization Delivering Results in Mental Health. Chief Medical Officer and Emergency Physician, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Dartmouth – Hitchcock Health. Director of Clinical Informatics, Major Health Partners.

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Perspectives on Being a Health Psychologist


An Overview of Health Psychology. What is Health Psychology? The American Psychological Association writes that “health psychologists study how patients handle illness, why some people don’t follow medical advice and the most effective ways to control pain or change poor health habits.”

#087: Can Virtual Reality be Considered a Medical Device?

Digital Health Today

Those guests, who all happened to be doctors leading in the field, spoke about their work across a wide variety of use cases, such as patient education, treating mental health condition, pain management, surgical training and actual live surgery. Digital Health Events.

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. health issue.

Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes

The cHealth Blog

We’re in full-scale planning mode for the 2019 Connected Health Conference and I am once again honored to be Program Chair. We are just beginning to appreciate how connected health interventions can inspire and sustain healthy habits. Mental health, for example, is a standout.

Better Health Begins at Home, With the Help of AI


Recently I had the pleasure of attending America’s Health Insurance Plan’s (AHIP) annual Institute and Expo 2019 in Nashville. Using the power of AI, health plans can employ predictive analytics for members and identify those at risk for various health issues.

Moving the Needle at Providence/St. Joseph’s Digital Innovation Group

Digital Health Today

I had the pleasure of having coffee with Aaron Martin and Sara Vaezy at the recent Health 2.0 Sara Vaezy is the Chief of Digital Strategy and leads the strategy and development of digital partnerships, technology evaluation and pilots for Providence/St Joseph’s Health System.Providence/St.

HHS Awards $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Medical Mime - EHR

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the drug overdose crisis. The bulk of these grants ($930 million) is awarded to the 50 states via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Who You Need on Your Diabetes Healthcare Team

Insulin Nation

Surrounding yourself with a quality health care team is like putting together a winning basketball team roster. Internal medicine doctors (internists) usually treat a variety of chronic health conditions, diabetes being just one of them. A Mental Health Counselor.

Medical costs projected to increase 6% by 2020, says PwC

Henry Kotula

After figuring in health plan changes such as increased employee cost sharing and network and benefit changes, PwC’s Health Research Institute, which conducted the study, projects a net growth rate of 5 percent. [link].

4 Ways Top Telemedicine Health Plans Are Maximizing Success

American Well

Telemedicine enables health plans to deliver convenient, affordable, high-quality care to members. But to maximize its impact, health plans need to take full advantage of telehealth’s capabilities. Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services.

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.

10 Books Every New Therapist Should Read


Andrew Weiss’ approach to learning basic mindfulness techniques is a critical read for any new therapist who wants to stay on the cutting edge of emotional awareness and cognitive clarity as they relate to mental health. Nor does it provide any single actionable strategy.

Do Fitbits keep people healthy or contribute to data overload for doctors?

Lloyd Price

million residents as part of an experiment testing how population health data gathered from health trackers can better inform public health initiatives and generally improve health. Health insurers have also gotten on board.

Collision 2019: What happens at the intersection of global tech and health

Digital Health Today

The hubs act as a bridge between Canadian Startups and global markets, some examples: Communitech , DMZ , OneEleven , MaRS , YSpace , RIC Centre , Haltech , Spark Centre , VentureLab IBM Innovation Space , JLabs health tech.