News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

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This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus.

HHS expands COVID-19 public health emergency until April, preserving key telehealth flexibilities

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Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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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. In the U.S.,

Billing Medicare and Private Payers for Telehealth Visits: What to Expect Post-Public Health Emergency

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” While the AMA and many others are advocating for continued support of telehealth post-pandemic, healthcare providers and practice leaders should anticipate and prepare for a return to more standardized regulation after the public health emergency (PHE).

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

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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. 35% of home health services, and. health care system.

Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

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Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow , where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. .

Telehealth: Get ready for big changes in health care

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The year 2020 might bear witness to a significant shift in control of health care from the providers, insurers, and the government to actual health care consumers. Tech Public Health & Policy

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

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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. Indeed, the home is the new health hub.

Getting Vaccinated Has Mental Health Benefits, Walgreens Finds

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who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot have a welcoming side-effect: peace of mind and mental health, according to a survey conducted by Walgreens in April 2021. More likely to take limited risks during the pandemic compared with other health citizens.

CMS will reimburse for 11 new telehealth services during the public health emergency

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

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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 Mental Health Shadow of COVID-19. Health care is omni-channel.

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.

How Grocery and Retail Companies Are Delivering Health and Healthcare

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The Wall Street Journal featured the grocery chain Kroger in an article yesterday titled, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Tests Give Boost to Kroger’s Health Ambitions. Brian Owens noted on our call on the evolving wellness consumer that, “health and hygiene will emerge as the next digital.”

How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

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For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends, a collective sense of isolation, and mental and behavioral health impacts. sought health information online in 2020, a slight decline from 2018.

Insurers need flexibility in benefit design to continue telehealth past the public health emergency

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

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One of the company’s key messages for CES 2021 was health care delivered outside of hospital settings – especially in a person’s home across the continuum-of-care — for virtual medical care, health promotion, and overall well-being.

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

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health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? recognizing and re-committing energy and resources to social determinants of health and health justice.

Depression and Anxiety are Toxic Side Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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treated more patients in the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting their practices to telehealth platforms. 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.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health. Achieve health equity. Address social determinants of health.

Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

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Within just a couple of months of COVID-19 emerging in America, it became clear that health disparities were evident in outcomes due to complications from the coronavirus. There are several factors underlying these statistics of health and healthcare inequities. In April 2020, the U.S.

How Public Health Crises Have Advanced Medical Technologies

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Advancing the Reaches of Telehealth. Several major health crises forced the industry to reconsider the status quo, leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States’ health system. Ultimately, these efforts helped improve the health of the nation.

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.

The Pandemic’s Death Rate in the U.S.: High Per Capita Income, High Mortality

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also has sustained among the highest death rates per 100,000 people due to COVID-19, based on epidemiological data from the World Health Organization’s March 28, 2021 , update. health care microeconomy, as plotted in this post.

Housing as Prescription for Health/Care – in Medecision Liberation

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COVID-19 ushered in the era of our homes as safe havens for work, shopping, education, fitness-awaking, bread-baking, and health-making. Here’s your link to “Housing Is Key To Health” in the Medecision Liberation blog.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

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I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters. Telehealth, too, is embraced by 3 in 5 people for both physical and mental health services.

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

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Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. The coolest thing in health policy in the 21st century!!

The Pandemic Has Been a Shock to Our System – Learning from Known

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The research has uncovered differences in peoples’ resilience and response to the public health crisis and its economic, social, clinical, and emotional impacts. I am grateful to the Known team for sharing details of these findings with me to now share with Health Populi readers.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

The Rise of the Homebody Economy and Healthcare to the Home

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: The third chart illustrates McKinsey’s findings on U.S. consumers, and for mental/behavioral health by some 54% of people. As the coronavirus crisis stretched from weeks into months, now over one year since being defined as a pandemic, U.S.

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

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Addressing Lives and Livelihoods with a Whole-of-Government Approach – The First Wave of Biden Health Policy

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I cover this first wave of Biden health policy in my latest post for the Medecision Liberation blog titled, “ Top Priorities for President Biden: COVID-19, Then Everything Else.” Health equity and equal opportunity are baked into President Biden’s plans.

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.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

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This week, two organizations mission-driven by these “C” words aligned to bolster digital health care transformation for all people — not just those of us advantaged by a bountiful local, accessible portfolio of social determinants of health (SDoH).

How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Cities and Inspiring Healthcare Innovation

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” This was one pillar for the public health prescription we were given to help mitigate the spread of a very tricky, contagious virus. This is a rich report covering key vertical markets: public safety, transportation, education, transformative tech, smart cities, and health care.

How to Restore Americans’ Confidence in U.S. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost

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and more health citizens getting their first jabs, there’s growing optimism in America looking to the next-normal by, perhaps, July 4th holiday weekend as President Biden reads the pandemic tea leaves. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

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 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. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

Telehealth surge among dentists

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A recent survey of 2,767 dentists in 20 states found that 34% of providers are currently using some form of telehealth to treat patients or plan to in the near future. The study, conducted by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, also found that: 75% of providers who use telehealth services expect their telehealth volume to increase or stay the same during the next 12 months Public health providers are more likely (44%) to use telehealth than all other practice types (21%).