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.

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.

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

KatJercich

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.

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

Health Populi

consumers would be interested in using telehealth going forward, McKinsey’s consumer survey from May 20, 2020, found. Most providers also reported they were more comfortable using telehealth post-COVID. health care system.

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. Telehealth saves a clinic.

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.

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.

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. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

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). Q2 – – Some industry observers have called this, “telehealth’s big moment.”

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. The article eConsult Platform Use In Community Primary Care Settings Reduces Uncompensated Care Provided By Hospitals appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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.” Demand for video telehealth visits grew during the COVID-crisis.

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. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

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

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.

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.

Telehealth Only Doctors and Medical Practices

Healthcare IT Today

The evolution and adoption of telehealth these past few months has been fascinating to watch. It illustrated many of the built in biases many healthcare organizations had towards in person visits. It also highlighted times when an in person visit is far superior to an online visit.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

eVisit

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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.”

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.

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.

“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. Doing so in this way could help health/care ecosystem stakeholders to innovate their own business and pricing models.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. PwC explored how COVID-19 is influencing consumers’ health care behaviors in survey research conducted in early April by the Health Research Institute.

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?

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.

When Will Self-Service Come to Health Care?

Health Populi

At least one in three people who have tried out virtual health care have done so because they use technology in all aspects of life and want to do the same with their healthcare. Open up regulatory regimes to enable cross-State border care, “untethered from the in-person context”

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

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.,

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

Thus on the demand side, patients, now more activated as health care payors and consumers, are expressing demand for health monitoring beyond step-tracking. In the mirror, the Care OS ecosystem integrating CardioComm for ECG monitoring coupled with a smart mirror.

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

Health Populi

In 2020, large employers will be “doubling down” efforts to control health care costs. 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.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

Health Populi

“We knew millions of people weren’t getting the care they needed — they were either too embarrassed to seek help or felt stuck in a system that was confusing and intimidating. The organization will be known as GoodRx Care.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

kicks off today in pre-conference sessions, there is useful context described in a new report from the American Hospital Association’s Center for Health Innovation and EY talking about health care digital transformation in the form of “Anywhere Care.”

The Convergence of Health/Care and Real Estate

Health Populi

There’s no denying the growth of telehealth, virtual visits, remote health monitoring and mHealth apps in the healthcare landscape. But these growing technologies don’t replace the role of real estate in health, wellness and medical care. and 41% for medical care.

Most U.S. Physicians, Burned Out, Favor A Flavor of Single Payer Health System

Health Populi

healthcare system and, thus, patient care. Design and health Electronic health records Health engagement Health insurance Health reform Medication adherence Physicians Primary care Social determinants of health Stress Telehealth Telemedicine Value based health Virtual health Wellbeing