Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine


What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

What is the clinical value of mHealth for patients?

mHealth Insight

An interesting paper asking “What is the clinical value of mHealth for patients?” mHealth Insights. If you are a medic who needs to modernise your skills please consider taking the “mHealth for Healthcare Professionals” certified programme that I developed to help educate healthcare workers about the opportunities presented by mobile technology for advancing access to and quality of healthcare. Note: Facebook is very much a mHealth app.


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A New Health Literacy Pillar: Personal Data Stewardship

Health Populi

Alissa Knight , an expert on hacking and cybersecurity, conducted this research by first downloading 30 mHealth apps in collaboration with the companies, to do penetration testing of their apps and APIs.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine


In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace. Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market


If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

mHealth guide to Mobile World Congress 2019

mHealth Insight

Last year mHealth fell off the radar for the GSMA and there was no mHealth content at the world’s biggest mobile industry conference and exhibition (held annually in Barcelona – [link]. Apps are designed to grab and keep our attention, causing us to check our phones up to 200 times per day (TechMark) and a recent survey found that 46% of us “could not live without our smartphones.” (Pew

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

Over one-half of Americans would likely use virtual care for their healthcare services, and one in four people would actually prefer a virtual relationship with a primary care physician, according to the fifth annual 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey from UnitedHealthcare.

What Do Tomorrow’s Doctors REALLY Think of mHealth Technology?

mHealth Insight

Nathan Ratner, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota and third-place finisher in last year’s Elsevier Hackathon in Finland, talks to Eric Wicklund at mHealth Intelligence, about the promise of mobile health technology. mHealth Insight. “I would like to use mHealth to facilitate greater interaction with patients. This is not mentioned that often, but I think it is one of the greatest benefits of mHealth.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? To the issue of trusting my doctor to keep my information secure, the survey found a decline from 89% trusting my doctor in 2019 to 83% in 2020.

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

The study title citing the “data-driven physician” is based on the key survey finding that doctors are preparing to embrace data, from both traditional sources and new ones — including information generated by patients themselves via wearable tech and remote health sensors — into clinical practice.

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

Health Populi

Accenture’s survey divined five consumer segments in the COVID-19 era organized by behaviors of “panic-buying” of staple and hygiene products. Connected health Consumer experience Coronavirus COVID-19 Fitness Food and health Grocery stores Health Consumers Health Economics Health education Health engagement Meditation Mental health mHealth Mindfulness Mobile health Retail health Telehealth Telemedicine

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

The Pew survey explored Americans’ adoption of technology and found that rural dwellers are also less likely to have multiple devices than non-rural consumers. In the U.S., rural residents’ access to broadband at home continues to lag behind urban and suburban dwellers, the Pew Research Group noted in a May 2019 research note on Americans’ use of technology.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?


For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. 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? There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. Deloitte surveyed 4,530 U.S. Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. That’s the consumer-demand side of the equation. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?”

Survey: U.S. Health System Leaders Embracing Remote & Virtual Care

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That’s according to a new survey from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ’s Center for Connected Medicine. Health Systems 2018,” the survey runs down the topics most of interest to C-suite executives at 35 of the nation’s largest health systems. Although it’s steadily improving , reimbursement for remote and virtual care still isn’t as robust as it could be.

Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change


According to this recent PwC Pulse Survey , 90% of healthcare executives are prioritizing changing workplace safety measures and requirements as their employees transition back into the clinical space.

U.S. Consumer Adoption of Apps To Manage Chronic Conditions, Health and Fitness Activities

Healthcare IT Today

A solid minority of American consumers are adopting mobile health apps to manage chronic conditions or maintain their health and fitness, according to a new survey conducted by Redox. The survey, which reached out to 1019 American adults, found that almost one-third of respondents either use or are open to using apps for these purposes. […].

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. These findings are based on Rock Health’s survey of some 4,000 U.S. By 2017, 8 in 10 U.S. adults were online health information hunters. Six in 10 Americans looked for reviews of healthcare providers online, another new-normal consumer digital health activity.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

One early survey of physicians on their use of social media found that “85% of oncologists and primary care physicians use social media at least once a week or once a day to scan or explore health information. Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use.

Connected Health Conference: Digital Health’s Opportunity to Capture a Positive View of Aging

Chilmark Research

That said, physicians are a bit more bullish on telehealth and other technologies at the point of care, AMA President Dr. David Barbe said, pointing to AMA survey data he shared on stage at the Connected Health Conference. Conference recap consumer health Engagement mHealth AARP American Medical Association Cleveland Clinic ForwardXP Livongo Health MintHealth Partners Healthcare Philips Qualcomm

Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

A survey by athenahealth reveals that although 87% of patients want electronic access to their medical records only 29% actually use portals. Healthcare consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions has been taking place for a number of years. It is seen on both the provider and payer sides.

#PGHD: Buzzword to Business

Chilmark Research

Surveys/PRO. A more frequent source of between-visit patient data is being captured in short-form surveys and questionnaires administered across web, tablet, and mobile platforms. Analytics Care Management Connected Health consumer health Engagement mHealth Uncategorized Apple Glooko patient engagement patient generated health data PGHD population health management Samsung Xerox

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#WWBR Week of September 22, 2014

Chilmark Research

eHealth Initiative Survey Suggests Many ACOs Lack Mobile Applications and Face High Costs. “Timely survey update (based upon responses gathered in July-August) of 62 ACOs who are members of the Premier PACT Collaborative. ACO consumer health mHealth standards Uncategorized ACA CVS eCQMs healthcare costs Healthline Heath 2.0

Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

Yet the definition above makes PGHD seem to carry more of an health risk assessment (HRA)-like utility, where patients fill out a survey and have it sent to their doctors in advance. Care Management Connected Health consumer health Engagement health portals HL 7 mHealth policy Security standards Uncategorized CMS Electronic Health Records HHS meaningful use ONC patient generated health data PGHD Stage 2 stage 3

Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

Aging in Place Technology Watch

In 2018 and 2019, infrastructure topped the list of investments for surveyed organizations, particularly multi-site campuses that might include nursing homes. category tags: Telehealth-mHealth-Voice Health , senior living , social isolation , SNF Note the wave of announcements of 'free' tech services and sea changes.

Telehealth set for 'tsunami of growth,' says Frost & Sullivan

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Consumer opinions are changing too: Almost three-quarters of patients polled for one recent survey said they'd consider using telehealth to be remotely screened for COVID-19, and two-thirds said the pandemic has increased their willingness to try virtual care. " Going forward, he predicted, "virtual visits and remote patient monitoring will propel the overall market of telehealth, followed by mHealth and personal emergency response systems.

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Telehealth

Advanced Medical Reviews

healthcare in the coming decade, and 74 percent of surveyed patients say they would use those services. while a similar survey reported that 94 to 99 percent of respondents were “very satisfied” with telehealth. An estimated 90 percent of adults under the age of 65 have smartphones, so it’s no surprise that more and more people are employing mobile technology to help manage their health; this integration of mobile technology and healthcare is referred to as mHealth.

The Future of Healthcare: Telehealth. Here’s Why You Need to Consider Telemedicine in 2019

Continue Education Journal

In fact, a 2017 survey found that two-thirds of healthcare consumers would prefer seeing a doctor via virtual visits. Telehealth and Telemedicine Definition. We often hear telehealth and telemedicine used interchangeably, so let’s set the record straight – telehealth is the umbrella term that refers to medical services that healthcare practitioners provide to patients from a distance. Nurses, physicians, counselors or dentists can all provide telehealth services.

Bringing Telehealth to the Rehabilitation Industry

Advanced Medical Reviews

healthcare in the coming decade, with 74 percent of surveyed patients saying they would use those services. Mobile health (mHealth) : involves healthcare services, education and public health notifications being delivered over cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices. Some occupational therapists also utilize mobile health, or mhealth, to integrate technology and rehabilitation for their patients.

Healthcare Just Got SMAC’ed – Accenture’s Post-Digital Era for Health

Health Populi

Indeed, many healthcare players have been slow to change and pilot, but Accenture’s survey research of health execs demonstrates that most of these folks believe it’s time to get off the dime and embrace that post-digital era. ” There’s no more eHealth or mHealth — it’s all health, it’s all digital. Social, mobile, analytics and the cloud now underpin the health care industry.

Covid-19 and Senior Living’s growing use of tech

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The odds are, not confirmed yet, that Wi-Fi deployment, donation of tablets and online video tools , are all accelerating in the time of Covid-19, which will be confirmed in a future survey. category tags: robotics , Telehealth-mHealth-Voice Health , social isolation , covid-19 Seniors and technology – change is in the airwaves.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The surveyed ubiquity of technology has led to a belief that it is everywhere it needs to be, with media assumptions about the benefit of smartphones and online tools, ownership of devices, or access to broadband speeds. category tags: baby boomers , Boomer-Senior Tech Business , Home Care , IoT and home monitoring , Voice Assistants/Smart Speakers , mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth-Voice Health 2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week.

Why are older adults demeaned by the health and tech industry?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Pew hasn’t bothered lately, but AARP recently published a survey of tech ownership among the 50+. category tags: mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth-Voice Health , IoT and home monitoring , Technology - AARP What is the point of sneering at older people? Rant on. Consider an upcoming HIMSS event in Orlando with the charming title: Monitoring Grandma: Adoption of Connected Health Tech by Seniors.

Eight Intriguing Offerings from the 2019 Voice Summit

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Surveys by Voice is the only survey platform designed specifically for VOICE. Similar to Survey Monkey, SurveyLine allows any organization to quickly and easily create a survey, poll, or set of feedback questions, and then instantly have the survey be taken BY VOICE -- using Alexa, Google Assistant, or via any mobile app using the SurveyLine SDK for iOS and Android." The Voice Summit, like Voice First itself, is still in its early years.

Sampling technology for managing diabetes

Aging in Place Technology Watch

A survey of technology offerings reveals a plethora of apps and information sites, not to mention devices that are part of the diabetes management equation. category tags: mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth-Voice Health Diabetes is a critical health problem. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes – but 23 million of them, according to the CDC, are undiagnosed. Today, the obesity rate for adults 60 and over has risen to 41%.

The future of digital healthcare


White and Case recently surveyed the views of more than 120 senior healthcare executives who are involved with life sciences to establish how they are adapting to changing market conditions within the sector. The output of the survey is compelling and displays great enthusiasm amongst healthcare professionals when it comes to collaboration and the desire to innovate. What is digital healthcare? Digital healthcare represents the convergence of technology and life sciences.

Four tech and aging blog posts from September 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

AARP, which has been researching the subject since 2010, released new survey results in 2018 confirming the same percentage – 35 percent of adults age 45+ are lonely – but with a growing number of older adults in the population, this represents an additional five million adults based on census data and asks them to assess their health. category tags: mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth-Voice Health , Technology - AARP Fall and red leaves arrived as typical late in the month.

#WWBR Week of July 27, 2015

Chilmark Research

The study, which surveyed 246 women at four Baltimore-area hospitals, found barriers to entry still exist for using email, Internet and even social media to communicate with these types of patients. ACO Interoperability mHealth policy Uncategorized What we've been readingHipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law. Paula Span for The New York Times. “Confusion about HIPAA privacy and security is one thing. Feigned confusion is another.


Six Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from January, 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Pew’s data showed that smartphone ownership still has not overtaken cellphones among the 65+. In early 2019, AARP Research published a technology survey taken in 2018 which showed ownership of smartphones growing to 65% of the 65+. However, that same survey revealed low trust in online safety, and generally low trust in institutions to keep their personal data safe, a justified worry, given the number of data breaches that occurred during 2018.

We are the guinea pigs in cars and online

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Even though half of people in a recent survey said they might leave, it’s still very popular among all age groups. category tags: vehicle/transportation technology-services , finance , fraud protection , mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth Too much road noise, no self-driving information. So how safe are self-driving cars for us, those pesky consumers who are also the victims of this tech for tech's sake ? Ask yourself – how would you know?