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.

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 store launched WalmartHealth.com, its health-focused ecommerce portal.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

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.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

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?

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

Health Populi

That’s how media outlets will cover the top-line of PwC’s report Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2019. medical trend growth projected for 2019 that will impact healthcare providers, insurers, and suppliers to the industry.

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. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

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.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. In the 100 emerging trends across ten categories, the future is clearly health-driven, according to the tea-leaf readers at JWT.a. China health tech.

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.

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red. So many of us are looking at the role of beauty in health and wellness, beyond “cosmetics.”

Social Determinants of Health – My Early Childhood Education and Recent Learnings, Shared at the HealthXL Global Gathering

Health Populi

This was my early education in the social determinants of health (SDoH), which I will relate today in a talk at the HealthXL Global Gathering hosted in Lake Nona, FL, at GuideWell Health’s Innovation CoRE.

Listening to Osler Listening to the Patient – Liberating Health Care at Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

I was engaged for that meeting to do my brand of “trend-weaving” throughout the conference, as well as be a featured speaker on the theme of consumerism in health care. Terri Kline, President and CEO (retired), Health Alliance Plan.

What the Pew Report on Trust and Distrust in America Means for Health/Care, El Paso and Dayton — Pogo Rears His Head Again

Health Populi

I’ve tracked that social trend here in Health Populi each year since covering the Edelman Trust Barometer , which has traced the downward sloping curve on trust globally and certainly in the U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This last point gives us some hope, perhaps.

Shelly Palmer De-Hypes CES 2019 & Has Lessons for Health/Care

Health Populi

That resonates big for health/care, doesn’t it? When he used the word “interoperability,” I nearly fell out of my chair because that’s such a hot button in health care IT right now. Ultimately, though, trust is a critical currency, and especially in health care.

Prescription Drug Costs In America Through the Patient Lens, via IQVIA, GoodRx and a New $2 Million Therapy

Health Populi

The report is organized into four sections: medical use trends; costs and spending on meds and growth dynamics underlying the top line numbers; patient out-of-pocket costs; and that five-year forecast to 2023. Americans consumed 17.6

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.

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.

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.

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.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

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. Why do you need it in your organization?

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on where we are in the connected health adoption journey. Here are some observations: This is the year digital health became a ‘stay-in-business’ application for the majority of providers and payers.

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. And, as a growing public health issue, “guns” could also be adjacent to health. “If it isn’t a health problem, then why are all these people dying from it?”

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Telehealth

Advanced Medical Reviews

Comprised mostly of remote patient monitoring, video conferencing, mobile health and the electronic transmission of medical information via a secure transmission, telehealth is commonly used in the medical fields of dermatology, urology, chronic disease, intensive care and mental health.

The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

Perficient

How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Common applications include follow-up visits, remote chronic disease management, preventative care support, and mental health support, to name a few. While these trends have been in the works for years, they are continuing to gain momentum and should not be ignored for those who want to stay at the forefront of healthcare evolution. .

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The Digital Revolution in Healthcare: 5 Trends in Action

Perficient

How is your organization preparing to handle these trends? Common applications include follow-up visits, remote chronic disease management, preventative care support, and mental health support, to name a few. While these trends have been in the works for years, they are continuing to gain momentum and should not be ignored for those who want to stay at the forefront of healthcare evolution. .

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Seven Market Trends

LinkousThink

One quarter of all Americans, 73 million patients, are now covered under a managed care health insurance program. A series of vendors have sprung up to do just that for stroke care, mental health, hospitalist and intensivist services, and dermatology. On a smaller scale, intensivists at Inova Health System in Virginia are based out of a corporate office building and provide remote ICU services to 122 ICU beds throughout northern Virginia.

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

Health Populi

a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute. Medical cost trend is the projected percent growth in healthcare costs over a year based on an equivalent benefit package from one year to the next.

Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Given the rapidly changing health care environment, it is critical to quantify the economic impact physicians have on society. BHM watches health trends and understands the importance of improving and changing with the industry. Physician burnout is a public health issue that “urgently demands action” from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.

VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"More than 200,000 or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments in FY 2019 were for tele-mental health visits," said VA officials. The agency noted that more than 99,000 Veterans used the app, which connects Vets with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, at home, thereby saving a trip to a medical facility. THE LARGER TREND. The 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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The reports from J.D.

Shortages Raise Expenses and Inefficiencies

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Behavioral Health shortages raise expenses and illustrate how independent review services improve workflow and staffing issues. Health systems dealing with clinical coverage for behavioral health care raises concerns in most of the media during recent years.

Healthdirect Australia partners with Coviu to power its video consulting service

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Healthdirect Australia , a national public health information service in the country, recently announced that it will be working with home-grown telehealth startup Coviu, to power its government-funded healthdirect Video Call service. THE LARGER TREND.

While Costs Are A Top Concern Among Most U.S. Patients, So Are Challenges of Poverty, Food, and Housing

Health Populi

Rising health care costs continue to concern most Americans, with one in two people believing they’re one sickness away from getting into financial trouble, according to the 2019 Survey of America’s Patients conducted for The Physicians Foundation. health care system every other year.

VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A JAMIA Open study published in August concluded the initiative successfully reached veterans in rural areas and patients with mental health conditions, while a separate study published by Psychiatric Services found the VA’s efforts also led to improved clinical efficiency.

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.

VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The platform connects veterans with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, and users can then participate in video appointments or engage with health professionals using the built-in chat feature. THE LARGER TREND.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

Digital health has the potential to radically change the way people approach their wellness and, since launching in 2017, we’ve outpaced even our own expectations, delivering more than 1 million Hims & Hers products to our customers.