Black Health Should Matter More in America: The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health

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More than four times as many Black women believe that it’s a bad time to be Black in America in 2020 versus 2011, we learn from The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The Health Affairs study analyzed the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

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.

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Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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This year, APA has published four reports on consumers’ mental health in the pandemic. Stress in America series here in Health Populi earlier this year. Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2, June 2020.

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. Topping the latest list: insurance paperwork, followed closely by electronic health records (EHRs). Tech Health IT Primary Care Public Health & PolicyThe 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 […].

Most Americans Want a Vaccine, Dissatisfied with the Rollout

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That percentage has risen to 71% as of February 1 2021, as the first line chart shows the reversal in public embrace for vaccination against the coronavirus. One contributing social determinant of health limiting some peoples’ access to vaccines is lack of broadband.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Turbocharged Digital Health Investment in 2020

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2020 will be remembered for disruption and dislocation on many fronts; among the major blips in the year will be it remembered as the largest funding year for digital health recorded, according to Rock Health’s report on the 3Q2020 digital health funding.

Americans A Year Into the Pandemic – A View from Pew

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The Pew Research Center surveyed 5,360 U.S. reduce health care costs, improve jobs, secure Social Security, strengthen economy) and socio-political challenges addressing issues around race, improve politics, and dealing with problems of poor people.

Physician Burnout is a Public Health Crisis

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Editor’s Note: Given the rapidly changing health care environment, it is critical to quantify the economic impact physicians have on society. BHM watches health trends and understands the importance of improving and changing with the industry. Physician burnout is a public health issue that “urgently demands action” from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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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.,

Dr. Burnout – The 2021 Medscape Physician Burnout & Suicide Report

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” In 2015, the Physician Lifestyle Report was titled, Health-Wealth-Weed Burnout. What factors contributed most to clinician burnout in this year’s survey? Physicians in the U.S.

“The virus is the boss” — U.S. lives and livelihoods at the beginning of 2021

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As Uwe Reinhardt, health economist guru , is whispering in my ear from his heavenly perch, “It’s the virus, stupid.” There are some important differences between men and women regarding health and wealth in 2021.

The Latest Health Technology Vision and Consumer Behavior Insights From Accenture

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The COVID-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation for both the health care industry and for individuals — as health consumers, patients, caregivers, and health citizens.

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

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“We” was a trio including Antoinette Thomas (@NurseTechExec1), Chief Patient Experience Officer with Microsoft, David Ryan (@DavidPRyan), former long-time Global Head of Intel’s Health/Life Science business; and, me. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

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.

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.

Americans Worry About Medical Bankruptcy, With Prescription Drug Costs Also Playing Into Voters’ Concerns

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are concerned that a major health event in their family would lead to bankruptcy, up 5 percent points over the past eighteen months. Fear Bankruptcy Due to Major Health Event. The survey was fielded in July 2020 among 1,007 U.S. One in two people in the U.S.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

In the Pandemic, We’re All About Food

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In addition to the pure physiological need of food for survival, “Consumers have a greater focus on health and immunity. consumers’ food habits in the organization’s annual 2020 Food & Health Survey , the fifteenth year of the study. The pandemic era has also been about “health,” which may be an obvious top-line finding. But this health ethos has reshaped how consumers are shopping for food. Health Populi’s Hot Points: U.S.

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

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Census Bureau found that the level of health insurance enrollment fell by 1 million people in 2019 , with about 30 million Americans not covered by health insurance. The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the erosion of the health insured population.

50 Days Before the U.S. Elections, Voters Say Health Care Costs and Access Top Their Health Concerns — More than COVID-19

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health care in terms of exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent outcomes, with access to medical care and mortality rates negatively impacting people of color to a greater extent than White Americans. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the U.S.,

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

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remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. The son of comic genius Mel Brooks, Max Brooks, created this public service announcement so we #DontBeASpreader of the coronavirus. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans. Health Consumers appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

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Consumers put food front-and-center when thinking about their health. Viewing food-as-medicine is going mainstream for health consumers, who look beyond the “medicine” in that phrase toward a broader concept of personal well-being. This is the theme of a new report from the FMI Foundation called The Power of Health and Well-Being in Food Retail. The consumer-as-medical-bill-payor is now looking at foods with health benefits, first and foremost for heart health.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

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Furthermore, voice technologies are “making noise,” according to Deloitte in A New Era in Mobile Continues, the 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey : US Edition. I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.].

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

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People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey. The results are summarized in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. McKinsey conducted the survey among over 12,500 U.S.

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 1 – Life Disrupted, and Money Concerns

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Nearly 3 in 4 Americans see their lives disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the early April Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. As of the time of this survey in early April, 4 in 10 people had already lost a job or lost income due to COVID-19’s direct impact on employers. Ironically, surprisingly perhaps, health care job losses were the second largest job type hit by the C19 pandemic after hospitality and leisure time industry workers.

A Toxic Side Effect of the Coronavirus: Financial Unwellness

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say their financial health has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through job loss, income disruption, or reduced work hours. Prudential surveyed 3,000 U.S. Concerns about finance and health vary by age, the first table shows. Post-pandemic, people are looking for more affordable health care, more flexible work options, and government programs to better support small business. with this trial-by-fire forging us as health citizens.

Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

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residents through the lens of health consumers and, especially this year and in this study, health citizens. The phenomenon of Stress-due-to-Corona was evident in Volume One of the APA study, covered here in Health Populi. In that wave of research, APA discovered that, “The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise.”

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

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There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS “supply shortage” is a result of financial cuts to both social care and public health. ” This topic set the context for my conversation with Maneesh Juneja, digital health futurist and global speaker on health, technology and people.

The Remarkable Rise of Pharma’s Reputation in the Pandemic

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First, check out the gainers on the list: after pharma, health insurance was the second biggest rep-winner in our COVID year, gaining 23 percentage points in the poll. consumers trusted the biotech health industry segment compared with the pharmaceutical segment.

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

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As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients. Here are how these five mega-trends can bolster our health and healthcare products and services over the next decade. ” #SDOH is the hashtag for “Social Determinants of Health.”

The 2020 Health Populi TrendCast – HealthConsuming, TechLash, and Public Health Goes Private

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So it is with scenario planning in health care, a key work-flow this time of the year for me with my clients spanning the health/care ecosystem from providers to payors to Big Food, electronics and tech, and financial services. Here are the key factors we’re incorporating into health ecosystem plans, filtering their import and impact by industry segment. has avoided medical services for nearly a decade, based on annual surveys from the Kaiser Family Foundation and others.

How the Coronavirus is Reshaping Consumer Trust – The Edelman Trust Barometer Lens and Health Impacts

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These findings have special implications for health and health care. Edelman conducted survey research in twelve nations to gather insights on trust and global consumers; these were Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the U.S. ” The most trusted spokespeople globally were found to be — far and away #1 — doctors and health authorities, among 4 in 5 consumers across the 12 nations polled.

Financial Insecurity Among U.S. Workers Will Worsen in the Pandemic ? Especially for Women

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The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating financial stress in America, hitting women especially hard, based on PwC’s 9th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey COVID-19 Update. While the survey was conducted just as the pandemic began to emerge in the U.S., ” Health Populi’s Hot Points: As the pandemic continues to exact tragic physical losses of close to 100,000 deaths in America as of 26th May 2020, the softening fiscal scenario in the U.S.

Nearly half physicians practices have had to layoff, furlough workers, MGMA survey finds

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The survey found practices have seen an average 60% drop in patient volume on average and a 55% decrease in revenue since the beginning of the public health crisis.

The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

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patients have skipped insulin doses or monitoring due to costs, an Upwell Health survey found. Here’s a sobering example of the ultimate cost of self-rationing insulin due to cost: the death of a young man who did exactly that, featured in this STAT story about the role of financial health contributing to this patient’s ultimate mortality. Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America.

The Cost of Prescription Drugs, Doctors and Patient Access – A View from HIMSS19

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Mashed with other patients’, prescription drug utilization data can combine with more data to be used for population health, cost-effectiveness, and other constructive research pursuits. Allocating a full day of HIMSS programming to this topic, talking beyond the claim or EHR, is a sign that the pharmacy and prescription drugs are recognized as a strategically important player in the health data ecosystem.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

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Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health. Financial stress is a factor ranking high for people dealing with both mental health challenges and chronic health conditions. One in three working-age people in the U.S.

The Grocery Store As Health Destination: Publix Produce for Kids and the Social Determinants of Health

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Food insecurity ranks high on Americans’ greatest social health risks. Publix and other food chains, collaborating with the Produce for Kids program, are walking the talk on nutrition for local health citizens. Doubling down on this investment in nutrition as a social determinant of health, Publix stores also baked in a literacy riff that speaks to the education SDoH. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The USDA Report on Household Food Security in the U.S.

The United States of Care Launches to Promote Healthcare for All of US

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If you’re reading Health Populi , then you’re keen on health policy, health economics, most of all, patients: now playing starring roles as consumers, caregivers, and payors in their own care. Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has assembled a diverse group of health care leaders who care about those patients/people, too, appropriately named the United States of Care.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

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High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. This granular information comes from the BEA’s satellite account, using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey which nationally examines expenditures by disease; and, a “blended account,” which mines claims databases of information for millions of insured Americans and billions of their claims.