How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work. Tech Mobile health Primary CareOne with many disagreements arising from the fact that there is no clear and universally acceptable solution to our problems.

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

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

Health Populi

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.

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 CareTo 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 […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareBecause so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes. Now, in 2019, I […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial ExamMed Faraz Zubairi telemedicineThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Faraz Zubairi, CEO, ExamMed.

Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

Morning eHealth

Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

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

Healthcare IT Today

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

Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareThis field is exploding, and I have no doubt popularity will continue to grow as large health systems and pharmacy giants dive in. It’s easy to appreciate the convenience and efficiency of. Read more.

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

FierceHealthIT

There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

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.

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

Health Populi

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. Tailor Care to the Older Patient.

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

Health Populi

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.

Asking the wrong questions about telemedicine’s impact

Henry Kotula

A new study out this week revived an old argument about whether telehealth visits spur more downstream care utilization compared to in-person visits, potentially raising the total cost of care. [link].

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

KevinMD

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider. With this post, I aim to show that these opportunities for systemic change to the health care delivery model […]. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

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

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. But the big growth areas were for live video telemedicine, wearable tech, and digital health tracking.

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. Quality of care not as good as in-person (among 67% of older people).

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.

Walmart looks to virtual care with acquisition of telemedicine company MeMD

Mobi Health News

With this acquisition, Walmart Health will add nationwide virtual care options across primary care, urgent care and behavioral health to its clinics' service portfolio.

Primary care physicians could take $15 billion hit due to COVID-19 in 2020

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: The financial impact on primary care practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and will likely continue in the months ahead, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Rural primary care practices are projected to lose $75,274 per physician.

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. Free telemedicine tech for two months.

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

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

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. Younger Americans prefer retail health settings for vaccines: retail clinics, urgent care sites, or retail pharmacies.

Curai Health Secures $27.5 Million In Series B Funding To Make Virtual Primary Care Accessible For Everyone

Healthcare IT Today

Curai Health, a virtual care company using AI to make high-touch, lower-cost primary care available to everyone, today announced $27.5 Curai Health provides chat-based primary care that centers […].

The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

Health Populi

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.

The Rise of the Homebody Economy and Healthcare to the Home

Health Populi

Looking at the disruptive oval (grey), see telemedicine broken into physical and mental — with intent to use physical telemedicine post-COVID-19 among 50% of U.S. User growth rates for both telemedicine segments are forecasted over 60%.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareOnline dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online. For a lot of older readers of this blog, who met their husband or wife the traditional way and are baffled by this whole new world (and don’t get me wrong, there were probably many ways in which those days were better!), whether you understand the whole online or app dating. Read more. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond.

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

Health Populi

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. health care system.

Health Is Everywhere at #CES2021 – CTA’s CES 2021 Tech Trends to Watch

Health Populi

All of these have applications in health and health care, especially accelerated in need by the COVID-19 pandemic which has influenced every aspect of CES 2021 and the companies who convene at this huge annual conference. Spending on connected health monitoring devices in the U.S.

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. Slightly more consumers favored locally-borne virtual care versus a nationwide network.

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.”

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

Health Populi

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.

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. 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.

Do-It-Yourself Innovation Comes to Health at Home – Telehealth, Fjord 2021 Trends and #CES2021

Health Populi

This has been particularly true for health care, inspiring virtual appointments and medical tests administered at home, as growing virtual care platforms support peoples’ self-care for health care.

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

Health Populi

The vast majority of doctors are using electronic health records, and four in ten have adopted telemedicine in their workflow. 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 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.

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. Now, it’s about serving people who already have care through different mechanisms.”. Deepthi from Humana offered three considerations concerning how care will transform. First, connected care: one in five U.S. But how to get cheaper care into the hands of consumers?”

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

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. COVID-19 accelerated telemedicine adoption, the story goes, being accessed mainstream through major regions of China.

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. Other research such as this report from Kaiser Health News identified the quick adoption of telemedicine services in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.