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

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.

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.

Unique Uses for Telehealth

Clocktree

Most people are familiar with telehealth services offered by their primary care doctor, therapist or other healthcare provider as a convenient alternative to an in-office visit. Telehealth has emerged as a standard, even expected, part of certain healthcare practices. Here are a few examples from Clocktree of less obvious telehealth services that are making a difference in people’s lives and well-being. Client Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth

Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

Self-care is the new health care as patients, now consumers at greater financial risk for medical spending, are learning. An important example of this self-care approach is the evidence-based Ornish food regimen which is reimbursed by Medicare (as a form of cardiac rehabilitation).

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

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. One in 4 health care executives say they’ve been the target of AI bad behaviors like falsified location data and bot fraud more than once.

Beyond The Four, Don’t Count Out the ”W’s” for Healthcare Innovation: Walgreens and Walmart

Health Populi

The complications of healthcare are, today, the opportunities to develop innovations and novel on-ramps for health care. The latest news from Walgreens is their launch of Find Care Now. MDLIVE, national telehealth service.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Light blue to blue is a good thing; the grey area is negative for level of uninsured population and greater self-rationing health care services due to costs. If all states achieved the top rates of performance… 14 million fewer adults would skip care due to cost.

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

Even with Amazon-everything, and in health/care, too, Best Buy has successfully navigated the rough retail waters to get to this point. With the acquisition of GreatCall, a mature player in the aging-tech space, Best Buy is doubling down on consumer health technology@retail.

How We Spend Versus What We Get: America’s Healthcare Spending Makes for Poor Health

Health Populi

These sobering statistics were published in Health Care Spending in the Untied States and Other High-Income Countries this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Note the last line of that matrix, population with health care coverage: the U.S. The U.S.

Heart-Love – Omron’s Holy Grail of Blood Pressure Tracking on the Wrist

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: In WPP’s Health & Wellness @CES write-up on the event, they observe that we’re moving “from quantifying the self to caring for the self.”

What Would Healthcare Feel Like If It Acted Like Supermarkets – the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings

Health Populi

Most of the industry segments that have higher rankings in the Temkin study are already working adjacent to health/care. consumers rank supermarkets, fast food chains, retailers, and banks as their top performing industries for experience according to the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

health/care ecosystem that brings a self-care front-door closer to consumers, patients and caregivers. His remarks provided context and introduction to a panel on “The Power of the Patient” in helping address health care costs in America.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

Telehealth Blog

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

Clocktree

Due to this month’s long delay many patients are opting out of seeking care for minor illnesses such as, cold or flu because the emergency room is their only timely option. Telehealth technology could be an answer to this problem.

Telehealth Partnerships

American Well Blog

Healthcare professionals may be asking themselves, “Who can I help through telehealth?”. And, if a telehealth professional sets up an agreement with a statewide agency, you can work with the same system over a much larger area, which helps states rein in costs in an era of budget cutting. Three distinct population groups get access to medical care they otherwise would lack. Telehealth has already been shown to work in this context for almost every situation.

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

Telehealth Blog

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well Blog

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare

Clocktree

This includes ditching the traditional primary care physician for a combination of walk-in clinics and telemedicine services that are instantly available. In his view urgent care, which costs him about $40 per visit, is more convenient “like speed dating. This is obviously a positive trend for the telehealth industry, and for healthcare providers who are early adopters of telehealth services.

Implementation Of Telehealth Services Update: Survey

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telehealth services. Payers are rapidly becoming educated in telehealth and are keen on closing telehealth gap.

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.

Getting Started with Telehealth: The Top Five List

American Well Blog

So you’re considering telehealth, but you’re wondering where to start. Here are the top five considerations you should take into account for a successful telehealth strategy and implementation. #1: you need to ask yourself “What are my telehealth program goals?”

50M Americans would switch their PCP to a doctor who offers telehealth

American Well Blog

American Well has published a new eBook – the latest in our Telehealth Index Series. The survey, which surveyed over 4,000 individuals, took a close look at consumers’ outlook on telehealth and how they want to use telehealth to access healthcare. Middle of the night care.

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Lyn and Frances tested three assumptions that they believed linked housing and health: that housing contributes to health; that housing is not routinely included in health or social planning;’ and that the potential contribution of primary care is wasted. Health begins at home.

Case Study: Southwest Medical’s winning strategy for telehealth

American Well Blog

Southwest Medical offers primary care, specialty care and urgent care, in addition to a variety of specialized, focused programs. Southwest Medical has plans to expand its urgent care offering to launch new services.

PCORI-Funded Study to Test Telehealth for Behavioral Therapy in Rural Areas

Healthcare Informatics

PCORI is funding a study to expand the depression treatment options available to primary care treatment providers in rural West Virginia to include easy-to-implement and cost-effective electronic cognitive behavioral therapy

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

That is, where we live directly shapes our socio-economic status, access to healthy food, education, transportation lines, jobs, and health care access — especially primary care. California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a net neutrality bill this weekend.

The Top 10 Questions Physicians Ask About Telehealth

American Well Blog

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that telehealth technologies are on the rise. This widespread adoption is being driven in large part by consumers who want telehealth-based care. It also offers a tool to improve team-based care and coordination.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

American Well Blog

As hospitals and health systems move toward a fee-for-value payment structure, the focus of care delivery has shifted drastically from more visits to quality outcomes. By adopting virtual care solutions , providers can manage health outcomes across a population of patients.

School-based Telehealth  Improves Health Outcomes

American Well Blog

As it turns out, according to a new study by the University of Rochester not only is telehealth access improving child health both in schools and at home , children are responding positively to it in all manner of settings. The study by the University of Rochester has shown that, through a blend of in-person care from school nurses and telehealth access at home, have better health results. Telehealth access at home bridges that gap.

Telehealth Myths De-Bunked

American Well Blog

As telehealth grows in popularity in the U.S., there are still telehealth myths that persist. Below we’ve addressed the ones that come up most frequently: Telehealth Myth #1: All Doctor visits need to be in person. The physicians on the American Well system are trained to follow up with patients through HIPAA –compliant secure messaging after the visit, so follow up care can be provided. Telehealth Myth #2: Labs can’t be done online.

Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Chilmark Research

The telehealth market has enjoyed an upward rise over the last couple of years. After signing on a number of payers, employers, and retailers, telehealth vendors have even begun gaining traction with their direct to consumer (DTC) efforts. Bottom Line: A Consumer-Driven Model of Care.

Telehealth Brings Doctors into Schools

American Well Blog

Providers worldwide are using telehealth to break down barriers and find unique new ways to reach children and their parents. The synergy of telehealth and SBHCs enables primary care medicine to reach into schools for assessment, diagnosis and prescribing, reducing the need for parents to usher their children from school to the doctor’s office. Telehealth is changing the equation by connecting kids to pediatricians without leaving their school’s campus.

Disruption Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Health Populi

This last article responded to the question, “Can we successfully deliver better quality care for patients at a lower cost?” asked by François de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Telehealth Providers’ “Wish List” for the Future

American Well Blog

Indeed, our recent Closing the Telehealth Gap research report – jointly produced by Avizia and Modern Healthcare – showed 7 2-percent of hospitals, 52-percent of physician practices and 36-percent of additional groups (like nursing homes and ambulatory centers) now use some form of telehealth. Beyond the hurdles, they see a clear telehealth road map to better satisfy. industry mandates for proactive and affordable care, insurer network adequacy and more preventive care.

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The Stars Have Aligned For Telehealth

American Well Blog

American Well’s CEO Roy Schoenberg recently shared the perspective with HealthcareITNews that the stars are finally aligning for telehealth. Telehealth increasingly has become one of the ways physicians interact with patients,” said Schoenberg. We’ve witnessed this firsthand during some of our recent client telehealth launches. Baptist Health South Florida launched Care On Demand to its more than 1 million annual patients.

A Clearer Picture of Telehealth’s Opportunities & Challenges

American Well Blog

Telehealth is a phenomenon growing at breakneck pace, with some industry analysts estimating the global telehealth technology market at $18 billion and projecting 18-percent annual growth through 2020. It’s happening so fast, in fact, that adoption can sometimes outpace our grasp of exactly how providers are using telehealth. These barriers help shape the current, often limited, uses of telehealth around the country today.

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How Colorado’s Innovation Model is Connecting Primary and Behavioral Healthcare

Healthcare Informatics

Thanks to a $65 million grant from CMMI, Colorado is solving two huge problems at once—and is one of the few states in the country to connect primary care and behavioral healthcare together in one system through telehealth technology