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.

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

Approximately one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness, 1 but only 41% of those with a mental illness receive the necessary treatment. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions. Negative stigma in the UK has kept many people from receiving the proper mental healthcare. Telehealth plays an important role.

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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I recently collaborated with HealthMine on a survey looking into Medicare Advantage members’ views of health and digital technology.

A Q&A on Telehealth for Mental Health with Dr. Lindsay Henderson

American Well

adults experiencing a mental illness each year, but only about half receiving treatment, it’s important that we work to increase awareness for the different options that exist for individuals seeking care. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we sat down with Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, American Well’s Director of Psychological Services, to learn how telehealth is helping extend access to mental health treatment. With one in five U.S.

How digital tools can alleviate the stigma of mental health issues

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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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

Swinburne and Coviu partner to provide real time chat mental health support

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre has partnered with medtech startup, Coviu to allow Australians to access quality mental health services through encypted, real-time text chat sessions. In April this year, Swinburne partnered with Coviu for telehealth education.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

Clocktree

million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country. In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home. Read more at Health Data Management: [link].

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 […].

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

However most of these patients do not have access to all the telehealth options they are hoping for. In reality the next step in integrating telehealth into the healthcare sector is persuading physicians to adopt this technology into their own practices. Telehealth saves time for both the patient and doctor, and creates an easier way for physicians to manage, and care for a growing number of patients. Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Mental Health

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

“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.

Remote Prescribing - The Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

Today, HRS reviews the background of remote prescriptions and the role of telehealth to treat multiple conditions. telehealth mental health addiction treatment policy legislation

Using Telehealth to Treat Depression in Elderly Patients

Health Recovery Solutions

Enter telehealth. telehealth engaging patients behavioral health mental health aging depressionDepression can be caused by a number of environmental, social, and biological factors and shows different symptoms as we age.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

American Well

Mental Health Awareness Month has a nearly 70-year history of informing the public about one of the biggest medical issues affecting the country. While there are countless reasons why people skip making an appointment, part of the blame lies with lack of access to mental care.

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. Expect health care costs and access to be at least as important to U.S. Today is Boxing Day and St.

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well

Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

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.

Behavioral Healthcare Top Reason Members Seek Telehealth Treatment

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. Telehealth continues to grow rapidly in both availability and popularity for members with behavioral healthcare needs. anxiety and other nonpsychotic mental disorders.

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.

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.

Telehealth Grant Funding Expands

Health Recovery Solutions

Over the past several months, significant changes surrounding telehealth and its role in healthcare have taken place. Changes include, CMS’ new, more generous reimbursement policies and several state laws spurring the progression of telehealth programs to address the opioid crisis.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

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.

Remote Prescribing - The Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

Today, HRS reviews the background of remote prescriptions and the role of telehealth to treat multiple conditions. telehealth mental health addiction treatment policy legislation

CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

Clocktree

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 has bipartisan Senate and House support and would expand telehealth services through Medicare. The bill “aims to improve health outcomes, make it easier for patients to connect with their doctors, and help cut costs for patients and providers” according to a statement released yesterday by the bill’s sponsor Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i).

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

Behavioral Health Associated with 70% Increase in Healthcare Spending

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Many of your most challenging claims and cases likely present a behavioral health component. 6 of the top 10 largest health plans entrust BHM for peer reviews. CLICK HERE to learn more about how BHM helps your organization curb behavioral health costs.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

imagined Kaveh Safavi, Accenture’s Senior Managing Director and Health of Global Healthcare Practice. This week convened the ATA annual conference where healthcare industry stakeholders met up to deal with the current telehealth environment and imagine what the future prospects would/could be.

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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D.

Bringing Health Care to School Children

Health Recovery Solutions

Telehealth programs are traditionally used to bring care to older patient populations who, for various reasons, have difficulty making frequent trips to the doctor. As the field grows, telehealth is becoming a viable care option for all age groups.

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. Using food and tech as medicine can help people avoid going on medications like statins and others for heart health.

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward

Clocktree

For over 20 years there has been talk of implementing telepsychiatry into the mental health sector, however the pace of implementation has recently picked up. Telehealth allows for all types of people to connect from nearly anywhere anytime and receive the accommodations they need.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. The data tell this story: two-thirds of patients who self-report their health as excellent have low to no SDoH risk.

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment

FierceHealthIT

Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

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. Zero and Roman are also part of telehealth.