Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

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” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. Primary care in the U.S.

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

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He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. Francis was chronicled to have cared for people with leprosy, which became an ongoing ministry for Francis and the friars. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi. Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care.”

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Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

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Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health. The Next Step Forward in Cardiac Care.

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices. Indeed, the home is the new health hub.

Walmart’s Growing Footprint in Healthcare and Public Health, from Guns to Mental Health and Gardens

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Over the past couple of weeks, Walmart is demonstrating its growing commitment to and leadership in healthcare and public health. The company’s announcement this week of pulling products that can be used in military-style weapons from its Outdoor Sports/Shooting department is a major move for public health that is something of a watershed that will impact well beyond the company’s inventory and stock price.

One-Third of People with Chronic Conditions Delayed or Forgone Care During the Pandemic

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physicians grew concerned that patients who were avoiding visits to doctor’s offices were missing care for chronic conditions, discussed in in Delayed and Forgone Health Care for N onelderly Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Urban Institute.

The Digital Transformation of Home for Health – Brainstorming with Karsten Russell-Wood of Philips

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At the start of CES 2021, I had the opportunity to catch up with Karsten Russell-Wood, Portfolio Marketing Leader, Post Acute & Home, Connected Care at Philips. She is George’s caregiver, and also has to care for her own challenging respiratory condition.

2020 Was Our Year of COVID; 2021 Will Be Our Year of Vaccines and Excess Deaths in America

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can expect an uptick in vaccinations among fellow health citizens. health care, finding that nearly 1 billion (with a “b”) patient diagnosis visits were lost in 2020.

How technology ruined, and can save, the doctor-patient relationship

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Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyEach year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. The reason is the same for both. Insurers and EHRs get between doctors and their patients. When it comes to medicine’s computer problem, the obstacle is literal. Doctors sit behind a screen, focused […].

Retail Health Gains Consumer Kudos in the Pandemic

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The more health consumers use health and wellness services at retail, the greater their satisfaction and brand-love, according to a new report from J.D. Pharmacy Study is tracking retail pharmacy’s growth in primary care.

How Virtual Care is Morphing into “Just” Healthcare – my post in Medecision Liberation

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The pandemic accelerated many Very Big Deals in digital health venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and the re-emergence of SPACs in health care. This graphic comes out of my current thinking about telehealth across the continuum of care.

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

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The research has uncovered differences in peoples’ resilience and response to the public health crisis and its economic, social, clinical, and emotional impacts. I am grateful to the Known team for sharing details of these findings with me to now share with Health Populi readers.

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

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There’s been a flurry of research into this question since the hockey-stick growth of telemedicine visits were evident in March 2020, just days after the World Health Organization uttered the “P-word:” pandemic. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

The Rise of the Homebody Economy and Healthcare to the Home

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: The third chart illustrates McKinsey’s findings on U.S. consumers, and for mental/behavioral health by some 54% of people. As the coronavirus crisis stretched from weeks into months, now over one year since being defined as a pandemic, U.S.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. Slightly more consumers favored locally-borne virtual care versus a nationwide network.

The Health Care Cost Curve is Bending Down – A New View from Deloitte

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Over the next 20 years, health care spending in the U.S. will migrate toward well-being and the early detection of disease, away from the funding of America’s sick-care system, according to Breaking the cost curve , a forecast of U.S.

The Most Relevant Companies in Health Care – Learning From the W2O Group

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” That year the firm began to study the relevance of, well, relevance for organizations especially operating in the health/care ecosystem. Those issues were COVID-19, the 2020 Election, health care policy, racial divides, and equity and access.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

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The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

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This assumes that healthcare spending recovers by October 2020 as patients return to hospitals and doctors’ offices for regular care patterns. Patients Forgo Care Until 2021.”

Stress in America, One Year into the Pandemic – an APA Update on Parents, Healthcare Workers, and Black Americans

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A Year into our collective coronavirus experience, Americans remain stressed, with physical health taking a back seat to our daily grinds based on the 2021 Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). Stress is US: Health Care is the #1 Stressor in America.

Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

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Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than others.

Telehealth is the future but it is obscured by a dismal present

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In so far as our current public health emergency is concerned, telehealth has obvious, indisputable benefits. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Income Inequality is Fostering Mis-Trust, the Edelman 2020 Trust Barometer Observes

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Last year, it was the employer who was the most-trusted touch-point in citizens’ lives the world over, I discussed in Health Populi one year ago. Together, these three factors erode workers’ confidence in jobs and their personal household economies and financial health.

Our Homes Are Health Delivery Platforms – The New Home Health/Care at CES 2021

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But for those of us working with and innovating solutions for health and health care, #CES2021 was baked with health goodness , in and beyond “digital health” categories. Heart health at home. The increasingly smart bathroom for health.

Only in America: The Loss of Health Insurance as a Toxic Financial Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Census Bureau found that the level of health insurance enrollment fell by 1 million people in 2019 , with about 30 million Americans not covered by health insurance. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the erosion of the health insured population.

Longevity Stalls Around the World And Wealth, More Concentrated

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First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries. Americans have relatively less access to a doctor when care is needed, the OECD report revealed.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

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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. Stalled gains in longevity, with greater burdens of chronic disease and ill mental health, are growing risk factors throughout so many of the wealthiest nations on Earth. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. Rock Health and Stanford commissioned an online survey among 7,980 U.S. Why do people use wearable tech for health?

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

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In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. Food — healthy, accessible, fairly-priced — is a key social determinant of individual health, wellness, and a public’s ability to pursue happiness. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

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In the Fear of Going Out Era spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients were loath to go to the doctor’s office for medical care, and even less keen on entering a hospital clinic’s doors. Quality of care not as good as in-person (among 67% of older people).

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

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Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As As a bonus, I’ll add in a fourth SDOH in the Hot Points for good measure and health-making]. Why a World Health Day?

The Post-COVID 19 Health Consumer: Ready for DIY Health Care and More Open to Telehealth

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The COVID-19 pandemic has re-shaped consumers for work, school, fitness, cooking, and certainly for health care. A chronic care visit, likely for 78% of consumers.

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

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At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. All four of these pillars play a role in health, but I’ll focus today on the fourth: the role of food as a major social determinant of health. Hunger is the ultimate health risk. This mindset translates into a more integrative medicine approach for patients… with food as a key component to whole-health therapeutics.

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

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Within just a couple of months of COVID-19 emerging in America, it became clear that health disparities were evident in outcomes due to complications from the coronavirus. There are several factors underlying these statistics of health and healthcare inequities. In April 2020, the U.S.

Sounds Like A John Denver Song: Virginia and Colorado Towns Rank High As Healthy Communities

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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. News’ Chairman, believes that this project will give, “citizens, community leaders and policy-makers the tools to assess health in their communities and develop a blueprint for positive change” with learnings that can translate to less-healthy communities.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

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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. Health citizens living in states in New England, and then those west of Michigan and north of Missouri and Kansas, demonstrate better-than-average health outcomes.

The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

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In 2020, national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States will exceed $4 trillion to cover 334.5 of health spending per person. Three factors will drive healthcare costs to 2026: prices for medical goods and services, changes in income growth, and shifting enrollment from private health insurance to Medicare — driven by the aging of Boomers. Together, these three categories will comprise just over 80% of health spending in 2020.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health. Achieve health equity. Innovate long-term care.

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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This year, APA has published four reports on consumers’ mental health in the pandemic. Two-thirds of therapists said they have been able to practice self-care, and just over one-half able to maintain a positive work-life balance. Most psychologists in the U.S.