Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

Health Populi

A “one layered delivery network through which patients can move seamlessly as they age and their needs evolve” will be the new health care platform to meet patients’ demands by 2030, according to a forecast from KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute.

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. An important value of telehealth is its ability to channel care to people living in remote and health care under-served areas.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

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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.,

Improving the Patient Experience With Content

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Patient experience is a key measure of overall healthcare quality. It commands equal attention alongside clinical outcomes, patient safety, and efficiency and cost reduction measures. Patient education is a significant component of the patient experience.

Kroger Health Thinks Food is Medicine – Nutrition at the Grocery Store Via FMI’s Insights

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Kroger also employees 23,000 health care professionals employed in about 3,000 pharmacies in the chain. The first bar chart illustrates “the meaning of eating well” based on FMI’s consumer survey of U.S.

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

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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. But once a patient-consumer experiences that virtual visit, most people want to repeat the telehealth encounter.

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. This is also a global community, with products emerging from, for example, Korea with its innovations in skin care. This is self-care, healthcare.

CVS + Aetna: Inflection Point in US Healthcare, Merger Approved Update

Health Populi

Previously in Health Populi, I’ve talked about the value of vertical integration for CVS to bring together the building blocks of retail pharmacy and pharmacist care, retail clinics, the PBM (Caremark), along with Aetna’s health plan member base and business.

Consumers Grow to View Food as the Prescription

Health Populi

The survey was conducted online among 1,005 Americans age 50 and older between January and February 2018. healthcare cost curve is bending based on the actions of American patients eating more healthfully.

Lessons learned: What patients said about their experience in primary care practices

FierceHealthIT

Just ask their patients. Based on a new survey, it's clear that good communication with their physicians, as well as with other clinicians, is key to a positive patient experience What makes a good doctor?

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.

Medical Costs Are Consuming Americans’ Financial Health

Health Populi

Spending on medical care costs crowded out other household spending for millions of Americans in 2018, based on The U.S. Healthcare Cost Crisis , a survey from West Health and Gallup. health care system for themselves and their families; but 38% of U.S.

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. People travel further and wait longer for medical services than for veterinary care (second in this line-up), auto repair, banking, and household services.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

Health Populi

If you’re in health care and don’t live under a rock, you have probably heard that United Health Group (UHG) has acquired PatientsLikeMe (PLM). They also started DigitalMe , a research program where patients shared actual biologic samples with PLM to make for more comprehensive data sets.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers.

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

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Although it’s steadily improving , reimbursement for remote and virtual care still isn’t as robust as it could be. 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. To meet patient demand (42%). Telehealth] gives a better consumer experience.”.

Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

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Focus on Workforce Development According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032, including both primary care doctors and specialists. Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

Lloyd Price

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. Health care is incredibly backward in its use of information and consumer technologies and there are ample opportunities to improve patient care while reducing cost.