What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients. Now, at least in my practice, the majority of primary care (acute care, chronic disease management, and […].

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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 study identified several key concerns about telehealth visits, shown in the graphic.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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.

How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." At HIMSS20, he will offer some up-close perspective, best practices and lessons learned from the health system's efforts to rethink primary care delivery for the 21st Century.

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

KevinMD

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

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

Healthcare IT Today

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight. The transition has been a big challenge for many practices, some of which had been offering few if any telehealth services before […].

Millennials demand telehealth in a move away from traditional primary care model

Mobi Health News

It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

Health Populi

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. With this alignment of virtual care supply-and-demand, it is like telehealth will see “permanent usage increases,” according to Parks Associates’ survey report, COVID-19 – Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. In the U.S.,

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis has made evident, telehealth can be a useful tool to help connect patients with services remotely. To allow for more patient outreach and increase daily efficiencies, Northwell started small programs connecting its existing patients with virtual care.

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

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

These new work-and-life flows have changed our relationship with our personal doctors and local health care systems, pivoting us to virtual care and telehealth platforms.

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

KevinMD

In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary? Tech Mobile health Primary CareAs we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine. If so, what should be part of it? Part of the equivocation with this question of creating […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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. Telehealth saves a clinic. This has not just forced many patients to defer non-emergency care.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. This week convened the ATA annual conference where healthcare industry stakeholders met up to deal with the current telehealth environment and imagine what the future prospects would/could be. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

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

FierceHealthIT

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.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Infectious Disease Primary CareWhen Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health. Penicillin and the antibiotic revolution that it triggered have saved countless lives and change world history. Less than a century later, though, antibiotics occupy a space […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

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

Health Populi

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). The largest positive change in adoption was seen in telehealth and remote monitoring, and.

eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals

Electronic Health Reporter

Rural hospitals are facing severe challenges in maintaining operating margin, with uncompensated care being a major factor. Telehealth eConsult platform use in local primary care settings to improve “right time, right place, right provider care” have been shown to decrease the number of patients […]. Editorial AristaMD Chris Jaeger Medicaid expansion telehealth Uncompensated Care

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

Health Populi

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 May 14th, 2020, one-half of consumers in the U.S.

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

Health Populi

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. Among the DIY workflows was self-care for health care.

The Impact of Front-Line Primary Care In Improving Access For Mental Health Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

Over the past few years, there have been encouraging improvements in the realm of mental health care in the United States. Initiatives to improve mental health outcomes, such as the Affordable Care Act (2010), have been primarily aimed at requiring increased insurance coverage to encompass mental health services […]. The article The Impact of Front-Line Primary Care In Improving Access For Mental Health Outcomes appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

Will the coronavirus inspire greater adoption of telehealth in the U.S.? I asked myself, then went to my Oracle of Telehealth: Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of ATA (once named the American Telemedicine Association). Telehealth is helping to improve access to care, speed diagnosis and treatment, and limit the risk of person-to-person spread of the virus. In fact, today, we’re seeing telehealth reimagine care in a more profound and meaningful way than we’ve seen historically.

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

Health Populi

health care providers set up virtual care arrangements to convene with patients. Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have patients felt about these telehealth visits? Each of these health consumers had at least one virtual care visit between February and May 2020.

Humana, Doctor on Demand launch virtual primary care health plan

FierceHealthIT

Humana is teaming up with telehealth company Doctor on Demand to launch a virtual primary care health plan, called On Hand, that gives patients access to preventive care, urgent care, and behavioral health through video visits with lower monthly premiums

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. To best frame telehealth and its use cases, the National Quality Forum published a report in 2017, outlining the following four buckets which I find especially useful with evaluating programs and interventions: access […]. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Employee health, primary care platform Eden Health announces $4M seed funding, expansion plans

Mobi Health News

Eden Health, a New York-based employee benefits and telehealth platform paired with primary care services, has announced $4 million in seed funding led by Greycroft Partners. In addition to the funding, the company also announced that it is looking to expand its services to more employer customers in the New York City and New Jersey markets

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power has undertaken a survey on consumer satisfaction with 31 telehealth providers across 15 measures, which will be published in November 2019. In advance of the full report, the organization released a summary on telehealth access and satisfaction, which I’ll discuss in this post. Those who had a telehealth encounter more likely lived in the Western U.S., Some states recognize both the home and school for telehealth payment. health care system.

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. Telehealth and virtual care are key education topics and exhibitor presences at HIMSS19. Most employers’ adopting telehealth as a covered employee benefit. Zero and Roman are also part of telehealth.

Study charts recent spike in telehealth usage, particularly within primary care

FierceHealthIT

Recent coverage expansions have increased the use of telehealth tools, but the technology remains relatively uncommon.

Multi-Year Strategic Partnership with Banner Health, eVisit, and VeeMed Improves Healthcare Access

eVisit

Banner Health VeeMed partnership Banner Health Telehealth Network Acute Virtual Care virtual primary care virtual urgent care tele-behavioral health

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

Health Populi

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

The Ill Health of Rural Hospitals in Four Charts

Health Populi

Given the current Federal government negative or at best, null views on funding health care and expanding Medicaid, the opportunity for the private sector and non-profit organizations to fill that chasm is clear. Telehealth, too, can serve rural U.S.

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

Health Populi

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.” Care that patients postponed during the 2020 pandemic is delivered in 2021, PwC projects, raising volumes and spending and resulting in a double-digit increase. “Medical trend” is the expected increase in a health plan’s per capita health care costs.

Telehealth for Specialists: Moving Beyond Primary Care in 2018

iSALUS Healthcare

Much of the conversation surrounding telehealth is centered on primary care and how physicians can utilize telehealth to reach patients and improve their practice. Everything that is being said is absolutely true - telecommunication technology is revolutionizing patient care for doctors. Each one of these benefits shows why telehealth is crucial to primary care physicians. Interested in integrating telehealth into your practice?

Telehealth Only Doctors and Medical Practices

Healthcare IT Today

The evolution and adoption of telehealth these past few months has been fascinating to watch. Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Direct Primary Care Direct to Consumer Telehealth Telehealth Telehealth Models Telehealth Only Doctors Telehealth Only Medical Practices TelemedicineIt illustrated many of the built in biases many healthcare organizations had towards in person visits.

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

Health Populi

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.

Outpatient is the New Inpatient – The Future of Hospitals in America

Health Populi

Walmart, clearly, is growing its primary care and mental health service supply side, planning to replicate health centers across markets where it makes sense to do so… like in under-served areas where more people live without health insurance. Indeed, outpatient and ambulatory care is the New Black for hospitals and health care. Outpatient revenue is crossing the curve of inpatient income. This is the new reality for U.S.

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. 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.

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

Health Populi

These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. Some consumers experienced several hours’ wait times for telehealth company services in “virtual waiting rooms.” In the physiological and safety needs for COVID-19 consumers, the demand for cleanliness, hygiene, and self-care is bolstered through ecommerce channels.