Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

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Pharmacy Study, this year based on a survey of 13,378 pharmacy customers who filled a prescription between June 2019 and February 2020. Health consumers are embracing pharmacy-as-service-provider, Breem found in the survey, with increasing spending on the party of patient-payors.

1 in 5 primary care doctors currently administering COVID-19 vaccines: survey

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1 in 5 primary care doctors currently administering COVID-19 vaccines: survey. hlandi. Tue, 02/16/2021 - 12:28

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20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey

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20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey. treed. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:22

Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey

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Primary care practices still struggling from COVID-19 as winter flu season approaches: survey. hlandi. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:26

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.

Large employers embrace advanced primary care in 2020: NBGH survey

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As employers make their approach to health benefits an integral part of their overall workforce strategy, many are turning to emerging options such as advanced primary care to meet their employees’ needs, a new survey shows.

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has drawn conclusions that, while infuriating, probably won’t surprise anyone working in the U.S. The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

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. By the autumn of 2020, U.S.

The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

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A new report from CoverMyMeds details the current state of medication access weaving together key health care industry and consumer data. economy shutting down in the first and second quarters of 2020, health care providers pivoted to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

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. The survey was conducted online in June 2020 among 2,074 U.S.

Primary care doctors fear delayed care will lead to serious illnesses, death

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More than a third of primary care clinicians fear their patients will die because of delayed care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinicians predict primary care will be overwhelmed with pent-up demand, and the majority believe that some of their patients will experience avoidable illnesses, both due to diverted or avoided care, according to a new survey

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

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Each year, Medical Economics surveys physician readers to find out what irks them most. Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyTopping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). 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 […].

1 in 5 primary care practices predicts closure in a month, but telehealth could help

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As many as 20% of primary care practices predict they could close within four weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted between April 10 and April 13 by the non-profit Primary Care Collaborative. With COVID-19 dropping non-urgent care to next to zero, the loss in revenue is putting a dire strain on resources and operations. This has not just forced many patients to defer non-emergency care.

Primary care practices struggle with inconsistent payment for telehealth, still lack testing, PPE

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Changes in telehealth reimbursement and federal relief funding might not be enough to bolster many primary care practices during the COVID pandemic. Low patient volume and inconsistent reimbursement are hampering cash flow, resulting in furloughs and layoffs, according to a survey of 1,000 primary care clinicians in 48 states and Washington D.C.

‘Please help us'—Many primary care practices paint a dire picture with lack of PPE, tests

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Primary care practices are being hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak and many physicians describe desperate conditions, according to a new survey Little or no protective equipment. No testing abilities. Fears of losing their practices. Staffing outages. Phone lines flooded with patients concerned about coronavirus.

3 steps to changing your EHR system

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If you are a physician unhappy with your current EHR system (surveys suggest 2 out of 3 are), and you do have the ability to switch, this article is for you. Tech COVID-19 coronavirus Health IT Primary CareOur COVID-19 pandemic may place you in a bad financial time for this, but it's also placed you in an excellent time to plan […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

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DIY Health Care and Self-Care Accelerating in the Pandemic

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Among them, more time at home, DIY life-flows, and financial well-being are driving growth of self-care health care. The pandemic has re-ignited self-care trends already in place at the start of 2020.

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 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. ” For the general survey of U.S.

A startling 79% of primary care physicians are burned out, new report finds

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Burnout rates among doctors are high, but nowhere more so than among primary care physicians (PCPs), according to a new study. Some 79% of PCPs say they have experienced symptoms of burnout, compared to 68% among all the physicians surveyed, according to the study by InCrowd

Survey: Half of primary care doctors aren't aware of chronic care reimbursement

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A majority of primary care physicians say they are unable to adequately address the needs of their patients with multiple chronic conditions. But many are also unaware of a Medicare program that will reimburse them for services that help keep tabs on those patients between doctor visits

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

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As we wrestle with just “what” health care will look like “after COVID,” there’s one certainty that we can embrace in our health planning and forecasting efforts: that’s the persistence of telehealth and virtual care into health care work- and life-flows, for clinicians and consumers alike and aligned. consumers would be interested in using telehealth going forward, McKinsey’s consumer survey from May 20, 2020, found.

Healthcare Costs, Access to Data, and Partnering With Providers: Patients’ Top User Experience Factors

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Ipsos conducted the survey research among 1,028 U.S. Regarding the most important health care issues U.S. Looking at the wordle (the second graphic here), we see what words consumers used to describe a positive care experience compared with a negative one.

Home Is Where the Health Is, CareMore Health (And Most People) Believe

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Most people dealing with chronic conditions, and those who care for them, believe that “home is where the health is,” according to a survey about the “21st century house call” from CareMore Health. To gain peoples’ perspectives on health care at home and chronic disease management, CareMore Health and Aspire Health commissioned a survey among 2,009 U.S. And so the modern house call enables more social care, the CareMore model shows us.

Your EHR password could help fight burnout

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It seems physicians are becoming increasingly frustrated with EHRs, and in most surveys, EHRs are noted as a main contributing factor to physician burnout. Tech Health IT Practice Management Primary CareYou sign in, and there it is, your third request for your password just to open your electronic health record (EHR). Again?” you think to yourself in frustration as your patient waits silently for you to log in and start the visit.

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Most Virtual Care Consumers, Satisfied With Visits in the COVID Era, Expect It for Future Care

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health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. In Patient Perspectives on Virtual Care , Kyruus answers this question based on an online survey of 1,000 patients 18 years of age and older, conducted in May 2020. Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020. Thirty percent of people sough virtual care for dealing with a chronic condition (e.g.,

Health Care and Consumers in 2030: A Profile from KPMG

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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. In Healthcare 2030: The consumer at the center , the KPMG team explores the demographic shifts and market drivers that will challenge the health care industry in the current U.S.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

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The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. ” The Harris Poll surveyed 2,027 U.S. Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues.

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

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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. Looking to the future, most doctors and med students see big potential in personalized medicine to transform health care in the next five years.

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

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Nearly 7 million Americans lost health coverage due to COVID-19, a national survey from Civis Analytics found, in The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America. health system in terms of access to medical care and differences in mortality rates emerged. In terms of income, U.S.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

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If you don’t believe this meeting nine years later is resonating with medical and health care on the ground, note a few things happening in my own life this week that signal health/care is mainstream at #CES2020: 1. I will be meeting in a private conference with a leadership team of a dozen execs from one of the world’s largest Big Pharma companies to brainstorm around my wheelhouse of consumers + technology + health/care.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

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This research surveyed 1,004 U.S. These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. In the physiological and safety needs for COVID-19 consumers, the demand for cleanliness, hygiene, and self-care is bolstered through ecommerce channels.

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

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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? Just ask their patients.

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. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones. In the U.S.,

Physicians in America – Too Many Burned Out, Depressed, and Not Getting Support

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The subtitle, “The Generational Divide,” tells a bit part of the subtext of this annual report that’s always jarring and impactful for both its raw numbers and implications for both patient care and the larger health care system in America. What contributes most to burnout, doctors told Medscape, was by far onerous bureaucratic tasks — paperwork, charting, and lack of time for hands-on patient care.

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

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doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). This survey, conducted in 2019 among 1,359 U.S. For example, “patient engagement” tools were defined as, “solutions to promote patient wellness and active participation in their care for chronic diseases,” e.g., adherence to treatment regimens. More U.S.

Getting More Personal, Virtual and Excellent – the 2020 NBGH Employer Report

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In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs. Key strategies will include deploying more telehealth and virtual health care services, Centers of Excellence for high-cost conditions, and getting more personal in communicating and engaging through platforms. This is the annual forecast for 2020 brought to us by the National Business Group of Health (NBGH), the Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.

Survey: 50 percent of EHR-using docs unsatisfied with patient data access

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A recent survey of 300 primary care physicians who use EHRs found that half of the respondents wanted better access to patient data

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

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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. Telehealth and virtual care are key education topics and exhibitor presences at HIMSS19. Of those already offering virtual care services, about 50% have been operating for under 3 years, and one-third, over five years.

More U.S. Patients Scheduling Doctors? Appointments, Welcoming Telehealth Into Their Visit-Mix

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The company published the COVID-19 Patient Confidence Study , a survey launched in late March. Since the first poll was conducted on March 27th, Healthgrades has conducted the study weekly among 200 patients age 18 and over to gauge peoples’ “confidence” in making typical health care decisions through the pandemic. By mid-May, consumers’ expected visits to health care providers reached the highest level since the first poll in the Healthgrades study.