The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones.

Time To Travel And Wait In Health Care: The Opportunity For Self-Care At Home

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That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes. The annual opportunity cost for travel and wait time in health care is $89 billion, Altarum estimated. It’s simple to see that people in poor health spend much more time in a day on self-care than healthier people.

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.

Most Consumers Are Interested in Using a Voice Assistant for Some Type of Health Care

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have a smart people at home, only 1 in 13 Americans have used a voice assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant for health care. In 2019, few health care providers have adopted voice assistants into their workflows. While 75 million people in the U.S.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

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Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

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We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health.

Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

According to Deloitte’s report in Evidence Based Oncology ( The American Journal of Managed Care publication), many organizations are exploring ways to control costs and enhance care quality for oncology patients (e.g. Patient Centered Medical Homes, CMS’ Oncology Care Model). With many different types of cancer and treatment options, each patient embarks on a personal care journey. Oncology patients often experience a long journey.

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

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This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond. There’s also a trust deficit between some patients and providers.

Consumers Want Help With Health: Can Healthcare Providers Supply That Demand?

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Among people who have health insurance, managing the costs of their medical care doesn’t rank as a top frustration. Instead, attending to health and wellbeing, staying true to an exercise regime, maintaining good nutrition, and managing stress top U.S.

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. For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

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On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

Dartmouth- Hitchcock’s ImagineCare Platform Leverages Wearables, Connected Health & Analytics for Personalized Patient Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an innovative New England healthcare system with 1,000+ providers is committed to creating a “sustainable health system”, which proactively engages patients through new care models to achieve the triple aim. Patient Experience.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

Highlighting Eight Technologies from the 2019 Market Overview

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Today, perhaps due to pending boomer bulge, innovators and their funders may be having a somewhat easier time, at least in some market categories – health, home care, transportation come to mind. ReemoHealth Remote Mobile Health Platform. Learn more at Reemo Health.

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

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Conducted in partnership with the Health Management Academy and entitled “Top of Mind for Top U.S. 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. If these technologies are surprisingly popular given their still-developing state of reimbursement, the reasons given by health system executives for embracing them are sensible enough. To meet patient demand (42%).