Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

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More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. Focus on Patient Experience.

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

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Most people over 50 years of age are cautious but open to receiving health care virtually via telehealth platforms, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging from my alma mater, the University of Michigan. We’re in the Field of Dreams moment in telehealth, especially for older people.

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. Those who had a telehealth encounter more likely lived in the Western U.S., With the patient-as-payer in the current U.S.

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

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

Health Populi

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. Intermountain and Mercy Virtual, too, conduct lots of visits via telehealth means.

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.

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.,

Cost and Convenience Underpin Patient Demands As Health Consumers

Health Populi

Across generations, from younger to older patients, cost, transparency and convenience drive consumer satisfaction, Accenture’s latest health consumer survey found. This is driving choice when patients select which health care system to work with, Brian explained.

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

Health Populi

“90% of seniors say access to Lyft improves their quality of life,” the company gleaned from a consumer survey they conducted and reported in Fast Company.

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. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. Deloitte surveyed 4,530 U.S.

Barriers To Consumer Health Adoption Are Falling

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has concluded that the bulk of Americans are not connected with or using telehealth services, including, notably, those in rural areas for whom telemedical services should be a lifeline.

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

Health Populi

Rock Health analysts expect that wearable tech use will continue to grow with more use cases for remote health monitoring coupled with consumers and patients being incentivized to continue their use. Telehealth adoption also grew from 2017 to 2018.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. AI is indeed on-the-rise in healthcare : as I have begun planning my agenda for #HIMSS19 convening next month in Orlando, I’m struck by the number of surveys already released on the adoption of AI among healthcare providers, payors and suppliers.

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.

Healthcare Providers’ Consumer Experience Gaps – Learnings from Kaufman Hall’s 2019 Index

Health Populi

Providers identified the key capability gaps for consumer-centric care as improving the consumer experience, offering a variety of facility-based access points, utilizing digital tools for health engagement, providing price transparency, and offering more virtual access points. Most U.S.

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

Health Populi

And maintaining good mental health and staying on-track with health goals come close to managing uncovered costs, Oliver Wyman’s 2018 consumer survey learned. ” Specifically: 42% of consumers would consider receiving advice and recommendations on well-being via telehealth.

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

Health Populi

post-hospital virtual visits, or hospital care at-home, a majority of Americans supports a new era of care delivery, as PwC coins the broad landscape of telehealth. PwC also notes that most physicians (3 in 4) have recommended an app or digital tool to patients.

Closing the Digital Health Gap Between Consumers and Physicians

Health Populi

That sharing is limited by doctors’ ability to accept patient-generated data, where only a handful of doctors have implemented technology for remote monitoring or integrating data from wearable technologies.

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

Health Populi

Adopting these applications can help health care reduce costs, drive labor efficiency and support people-centered design and experience. We live on-demand lives in daily life-flows and tasks, so people expect that experience and service level in health care.

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. Zero and Roman are also part of telehealth.

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. The reasons given for implementing remote patient monitoring include: To improve quality and safety (75% of respondents). To meet patient demand (42%). Telehealth] gives a better consumer experience.”.

Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED – Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

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In 2017, the National Quality Forum (NQF) developed a framework that provides a guide to the development of measures that assess and evaluate telehealth in the areas of access to care, cost, effectiveness, and the overall patient/provider experience. They’re seeing more untreated mental health conditions in which telehealth provides a significant advantage. If you’re providing that through telehealth, what are the benefits that accrue from that?

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.

Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

GlobalMed

If you regularly follow virtual care news, you might have seen a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. For some people, the results seemed to confirm that patients do not like virtual services, since “access video calls with providers” ranked dead last at 10 percent.

Improving Healthcare Experiences with Collaboration: Case Studies

CiscoHealth

But the patient experience extends beyond robots and devices. At the very core, healthcare is about collaboration between caregivers and patients. Leverage specialists across facilities to provide specialized expertise to more patients. Improve patient convenience.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve? AI-powered clinical documentation boosts patient satisfaction and physician well-being. Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients.

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Anthem’s policies looked to nudge patients to less costly outpatient facilities, including urgent care centers and freestanding imaging centers. Providers will need to manage patients post-discharge and keep them healthy in their homes rather than in hospitals. Krishna believes payers may move more into bundled payments, bonus payments and capitation as it pushes providers to care for the whole patient rather than receiving payments for individual services. [link].