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

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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.

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

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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.

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Latest from Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health: Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need

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For 20 years, advocates of telemedicine have been trying to break through to common usage. For all of modern human history, those with mental health challenges have held back from seeking treatment due to the stigma associated with doing so.

Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

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Client Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News TelemedicineMilwaukee’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers telehealth services to veterans, with 90% of its providers participating in the program. So far, only about 400 veterans have received care through this telehealth program, however with the high rate of participation among its providers, that number will grow quickly this year.

Addressing The Mental Health Access Gap Through Texting and Virtual Care

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Traditionally, mental healthcare providers have only offered […]. The article Addressing The Mental Health Access Gap Through Texting and Virtual Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

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While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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The second chart compares health consumers’ perceptions of telehealth concepts, whether locally-sourced virtual care services through a physician or a hospital system, or via a national platform. In the U.S.,

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

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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.

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

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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. Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine

From Dr. Fauci to Peloton, Healthcare and Wellness Baked Into Ad Age’s Top 20 Brands for 2020

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” This moment to them as well as to me, is heavily baked with health and wellness on consumers’ minds. Among the brands that directly play into health and wellness are Dr. Fauci (yes, he’s a brand and the most-trusted voice on coronavirus science in the U.S.;

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. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. COPD, diabetes, hypertension), 24% for an acute need like pain, and 21% for mental/behavioral health needs.

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

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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%. The Need for Telemedicine Psychiatry.

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%. The Need for Telemedicine Psychiatry.

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

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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?

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?

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

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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.

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

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Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture.

The Epidemic After the Pandemic is Stress and Anxiety in America – Learning From Ginger

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workers were stressed before COVID-19; now, stress levels are through the roof,” based on data analyzed by Ginger , the digital behavioral health innovator, asserting this major mental health headline in its latest press release. It’s a mental health crisis, too.”

“Digital Health Is An Ecosystem of Ecosystems” – CTA’s 2020 Trends to Watch Into the Data Age

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In CTA’s 2020 Consumer Tech Forecast launched yesterday at Media Day 1 at CES, Steve Koenig VP of Research, said that, “digital health is an ecosystem of ecosystems.”. In the best case scenario, per Dr. Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine , AI can help bring more humanity to health care.

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

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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.

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

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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 COVID-19 Has Re-Shaped Health Care Delivery So Far

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COVID-19 is re-shaping health care in America across many dimensions. health care. health care since the start of the coronavirus pandemic: Patients’ use of health services. health care. For more on the telemedicine moment in the C19 era, read this analysis].

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

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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

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The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. COVID-19 accelerated telemedicine adoption, the story goes, being accessed mainstream through major regions of China.

Telepsych and Mental Health in the Workplace

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A report gathered by the American Heart Association, “Mental Health: A Workforce in Crisis,” found that 8,000 employees around the world die every year from medical conditions like strokes and heart attacks caused by job stress. General Interest Telemedicine Technologies Virtual Care

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Lawmakers push to extend flexible telehealth guidelines beyond the stay-at-home period

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Telehealth is proving to be an extremely successful approach in ensuring that patients are receiving mental health and addiction care during this trying and unprecedented time, and we applaud the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for expanding behavioral telehealth flexibilities, and ultimately increasing access to these essential services,” the letter states. “In Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

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

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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.

Healthy Thinking: Inside the Mind of the COVID-19 Consumer

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Stress is up, smoking increasing, drinking more alcohol… Americans are tapping into a variety of coping mechanisms in the coronavirus outbreak, with health on their collective minds. 31% consuming food and drink with health benefits.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

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So what can telemedicine to do help the opioid crisis? On October 26, 2017, The White Housedeclared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and the administration acknowledged a need to expand treatment throughout rural areas specifically by making telemedicine more accessible.

Why It Is Vital to Improve Access to Behavioral Health and How Telemedicine Can DO It.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

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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.

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.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

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More than 200,000, or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments this year were for tele-mental health visits. Read more at Health Data Management: [link]. Client Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News TelemedicineThe Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country.

Digital Therapeutics ? Blip or Lasting Trend?

Healthcare IT Today

Prior to COVID-19, mental and behavioral health was gaining momentum as a healthcare priority. Funding was starting to flow into mental health services and the technologies to support it.

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

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Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. 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.

Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

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A qualitative RAND Corporation study finds that psychiatrists offering telemedicine for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic have had largely positive perceptions of the transition. The shift to telemedicine was made simpler, researchers note, by regulatory and reimbursement changes.

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

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According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers. A study conducted by Ernst and Young in 2018 surveyed 350 physicians , 64% of these physicians believe that the telemedicine technology will reduce physician and nurse burnout rates. Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Mental Health