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.

Trust-Busted: The Decline of Trust in Technology and What It Means for Health

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During the height of the pandemic, there was a predisposition to give up personal health and location tracing data to government to help control the spread of the disease. came to trust digitally-enabled companies for managing health as large retailers and health care providers.

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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. .

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

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“Yes,” we concurred on our session convened by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) EDGE session today. Antoinette posed three questions for all of us to brainstorm, addressing various aspects of health equity. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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. Most psychologists in the U.S.

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. 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

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The second chart compares health consumers’ perceptions of telehealth concepts, whether locally-sourced virtual care services through a physician or a hospital system, or via a national platform. In the U.S.,

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.

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.

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.

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

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Over the next 20 years, health care spending in the U.S. health economics in the year 2040 from Deloitte. Current spending on health care in America is roughly $4 trillion (with a “t”) dollars, approaching 20% of the nation’s economy.

Telemedicine Fraud

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Telemedicine Fraud Increases Access to telehealth has grown rapidly since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency. As access to telehealth has increased, so has telemedicine fraud. Telemedicine fraud is discussed below.

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

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“Medical trend” is the expected increase in a health plan’s per capita health care costs. The second table from the PwC report details patients delaying care by consumer segment, health, and insurance status.

The Digital Consumer, Increasingly Connected to Health Devices; Parks Associates Kicking Off #CES2021

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But the coronavirus era also saw broadband households spending more on connecting health devices, with 42% of U.S. consumers owning digital health tech compared with 33% in 2015, according to research discussed in Supporting Today’s Connected Consumer from Parks Associates.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

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The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. Health Populi’s Hot Points: As the U.S.

Our Homes Are Health Delivery Platforms – The New Home Health/Care at CES 2021

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But for those of us working with and innovating solutions for health and health care, #CES2021 was baked with health goodness , in and beyond “digital health” categories. Heart health at home. The increasingly smart bathroom for health.

The Unbearable Heaviness of Healthcare in America – the Change Healthcare/Harris Poll

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The phrase, “burden of health care,” has two usual meanings: one, to do with the massive chronic care burden, and the other, involving costs. That’s not just self-rationing health care due to costs, but due to overall consumer experience with and beyond the cost of care.

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.

Estimates of COVID-19 Medical Costs in the US: $20K for inpatient stay, $1300 OOP costs

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In the midst of growing inpatient admissions and test results for COVID-19, Congress is working as I write this post to finalize a round of legislation to help Americans with the costs-of-living and (hopefully) health care in a national, mandated, clarifying way.

Healthy Thinking: Inside the Mind of the COVID-19 Consumer

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Stress is up, smoking increasing, drinking more alcohol… Americans are tapping into a variety of coping mechanisms in the coronavirus outbreak, with health on their collective minds. 31% consuming food and drink with health benefits.

HHS watchdog reiterates importance of preventing telemedicine fraud

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Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General recognized telehealth's potential while cautioning that steps must be taken to ensure virtual care will not be compromised by fraud. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication The U.S.

100 Million People in America Lack Broadband — an On-Ramp to Health and Safety

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can’t benefit from telehealth and other digital health connections that can bolster self-care, home care, and lower cost care. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Without broadband, a person cannot seek employment, access education, connect to people in an emergency, quickly find a ride, or access telehealth at home, at work, or when out-of-town. I also discuss this in my book, HealthConsuming , in the chapter, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

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A qualitative RAND Corporation study finds that psychiatrists offering telemedicine for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic have had largely positive perceptions of the transition. The shift to telemedicine was made simpler, researchers note, by regulatory and reimbursement changes.

Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, burdens, adaptation

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Telemedicine is making a very positive contribution to healthcare during the pandemic, and is being used in a variety of ways. Further, there is a chance telemedicine could add to hospitals being overwhelmed, unless it’s used well. Telemedicine can be a tool for managing COVID19.

What happens during a telemedicine visit?

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Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely. What conditions can telemedicine treat?

Thailand launches telemedicine programme in rural areas

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Last week, Thailand began development of its telemedicine programme at 32 hospitals located in rural areas in eight provinces, according to an article by the Bangkok post. The telemedicine programme is a joint effort of the Public Health Ministry and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The integration and promotion of the use of appropriate digital technologies for telemedicine is also part of the Thailand 4.0

The Future of Healthcare: Telehealth. Here’s Why You Need to Consider Telemedicine in 2019

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Telehealth and Telemedicine Definition. We often hear telehealth and telemedicine used interchangeably, so let’s set the record straight – telehealth is the umbrella term that refers to medical services that healthcare practitioners provide to patients from a distance. Telemedicine, however, is more specific and refers to the use of electronic services allowing doctors to communicate with other doctors and give consultations to patients without an office visit.