Patients increasingly trusting of remote care technology, says new report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Confidence in remote care technology is gaining traction in the United States, with a survey finding 56 percent of Americans currently monitor their health with at least one digital data collection tool. Perhaps surprisingly, the report indicates that digital tools have in fact deepened people’s connection with their physicians: more than half of those surveyed agreeing that technology has improved their relationship with their primary care provider.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world. What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new!

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Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

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Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes. In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market

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If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

Pew's simplistic survey of Internet importance during Covid-19

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Nursing homes struggled to link residents to remote care telehealth services. AARP’s 2020 survey provides more context. In their most recent tech survey , 81% of those 60-69 and 62% of those aged 70+ owned smartphones, with the vast majority in both age groups using them daily for a wide variety of purposes, leading with connecting to others via messaging or email. How essential has the Internet been during this pandemic?

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

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For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization? There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

HIMSS Insights Special Edition - APAC digital health trendbarometer

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The findings are based on a survey conducted from October to December 2020 from 17 countries. In particular, IT security and data privacy is ranked as the highest priority for most of the healthcare organizations that were represented in the survey.

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AMA passes pro-telehealth resolution

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"Telehealth and remote care services have proven critical to the management of COVID-19, while also ensuring uninterrupted care for 100 million Americans with chronic conditions.

Consider tech adoption trends to contemplate what might be next

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Will results change when older adults are surveyed later this year? So we know that ‘remote care’ and ‘caring’ in its various forms, including telehealth , seem to be heating up as a priority , whether for senior living organizations , families, healthcare provider organizations. So if this is the baseline of adoption, what’s next when the surveys come around again?

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

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doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). This survey, conducted in 2019 among 1,359 U.S. For example, “patient engagement” tools were defined as, “solutions to promote patient wellness and active participation in their care for chronic diseases,” e.g., adherence to treatment regimens. More U.S.

Five Health and Aging Blog Posts from August 2020

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The last published eMarketer survey in 2019 sized the software voice assistant market (Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa et al.) But according to a late 2019 AARP survey , only 20% of the 50+ population use voice assistants – and for the 70+, only 12%. August in the time of Covid-19.

Most clinicians can't access telehealth directly from EHRs

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According to a survey released Tuesday by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, the majority of physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals say telehealth is positively influencing clinical outcomes, patient experience, cost and professional satisfaction.

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What’s next with Voice tech and seniors?

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The last published eMarketer survey in 2019 sized the software voice assistant (Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa et al.) But according to a late 2019 AARP survey , only 20% of the 50+ population use voice assistants – and for the 70+, only 12%.

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

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I noted this Morning Consult survey , data shown here, finding that people of color who were lower-income as of June 2020 had a more difficult time paying for Internet and phone bills than white people with lower incomes. As we move to “build health care back better” in the U.S.

Covid-19 – Technology changes accelerate – some a work-in-progress

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A number of companies popped into my inbox in the past week with announcements of a period of free access to remote care/engagement technologies – including and in alphabetical order CareCentrix , CareTree , Ergo , Eversound , Outpatient , Ready Responders , VitalTech , and NurseCaller. If your firm is in the remote care/caregiving space (health, telehealth, engagement), please comment or email and I will add to this list.

Virtual care to become ‘new normal’ throughout GCC countries

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This, coupled with a rapid and widespread penetration of digital tools and solutions into everyday life, was forcing the hand of healthcare leaders to accelerate the development of digital healthcare, to facilitate the improvement of patient care through digitisation.

How Bring-Your-Own-Device Telehealth Services Enable Self-Management in Patients

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Each year, telehealth and remote care services are gaining wider acceptance, and a big part of that popularity is patient demand. A recent survey has found , for instance, that fully two-thirds of healthcare consumers would prefer receiving healthcare via virtual visits, and one-fifth would actually be willing to switch providers for the option for virtual visits. Related: How remote care services from Care Innovations have helped Humana patients achieve self-management.

How Employer Health Plans Can Utilize Telehealth as a Value-Added Service

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Much has been written about the benefits of telehealth services like remote care within the healthcare system. Time and again, remote patient management has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and lower operational costs , as perhaps best demonstrated by the success of the Mississippi Diabetes Health Network. It’s of little surprise, then, to learn that the benefits offered by remote care also extend to employee health plans.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

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Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows. Recent telehealth adoption statistics show a strong growing trend in favor of the service - According to a 2019 report from nonprofit FAIR Health , telehealth utilization grew 53% from 2016 to 2017 nationwide, more than any other service, including urgent care, retail clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and ERs.

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

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In fact, a 2017 survey found that two-thirds of healthcare consumers would prefer seeing a doctor via virtual visits. With telemedicine, patients are able to seek services from providers in larger communities without having to coordinate travel plans or using the distance as a valid excuse to not seek treatment or care. There is an increased reimbursement for remote care services offered by the U.S. To join the Online Care Group, click here.

What Are the Factors Driving Telehealth Growth in 2019?

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There are a number of good reasons why experts are predicting that 2019 will be a “tipping point” for telehealth — in other words, the year to see virtual and remote care services gain even more widespread acceptance in health plan networks, practices and facilities throughout the United States. Take, for example, the escalating patient demand for virtually delivered care. Initial supply and daily recording or programmed alert transmission for remote devices.

Side effect: Covid-19 Should Close Remaining Older Adult Tech Gap

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And in the face of this lockdown, likely more technology may be used at home by older adults than is detectable in surveys. Using the most recent data, home broadband adoption drops off notably in the upper age ranges, down to 59% of the 65+, though surveying of the older age ranges is infrequent. The older adult coronavirus statistics skew toward oldest. There are more than 69 million people aged 60+ in the US.

Ohio Living achieves low readmission rates with telehealth

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The non-profit also recently expanded its telehealth services through a partnership with Northwest Ohio Accountable Care Organization, and Ohio Living claimed 80 percent of patients enrolled would recommend the program to a family member or friend. In addition, Ohio Living said more than three-quarters of enrolled patients said they agree the telehealth program has given them the opportunity to be more involved in their own care.

Premier lists rule relaxations that should be made permanent, post-pandemic

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" Specifically with regard to telehealth policy, Premier argued that many waivers issued during the pandemic should be made permanent – especially those that enable providers outside of rural areas to provide telehealth services, those that expand which types of practitioners can offer virtual care, those that allow audio-only visits in certain situations and those that help occupational therapists and behavioral health providers deliver remote care.

Best Practices for Engaging Clinicians in a Telehealth Program

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Demand for remote patient management services is skyrocketing among patients : A 2016 survey by the American Telemedicine Association revealed that, among those who aren’t currently using telehealth services, the majority of people still “thought telehealth would be more convenient, even though their provider did not offer virtual appointments.”. With patient engagement a well-known benefit of telehealth services like remote care , this positive predisposition speaks volumes.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI.

Is there an ROI on AI?

Health Blawg

A survey of C-level healthcare execs conducted by OptumIQ finds that the overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe that there will be a positive ROI on artificial intelligence investments in healthcare. Even allowing for the fact that OptumIQ sells AI solutions to those same healthcare organizations, the survey is worth mining for insight into the expectations that healthcare leaders have when it comes to AI. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Telehealth has staying power, should benefit from lasting regulatory changes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

more patients than ever are turning to telehealth for care – eschewing overcrowded emergency rooms and dormant physician practices in favor of virtual consults. According to a study published last week in the Journal of the American Informatics Association, virtual urgent care visits at NYU Langone Health grew by 683%, and non-urgent virtual-care visits grew by a staggering 4,345% percent between March 2 and April 14. As COVID-19 continues to hammer the U.S.,

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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Blog Login Sign Up 5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You Enzyme Health Team March 13, 2019 Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health. Opportunities for telemedicine roles are exploding in all areas of healthcare, allowing specialists to join GPs, mental health providers, and urgent care practitioners in this flexible medical practice. Though patient demand for remote OB/GYN care is high, the industry hasn’t quite caught up.

Five Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from June 2020

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Or that high speed internet would not be available in nursing homes or the dementia care units in assisted living where their relatives now lived. Will results change when older adults are surveyed later this year? So we know that ‘remote care’ and ‘caring’ in its various forms, including telehealth , seem to be heating up as a priority , whether for senior living organizations , families, healthcare provider organizations. June -- it was the worst of times.

Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

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More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. But as the new realities of staffing challenges and value-based care become apparent – and regulatory and reimbursement policies evolve to accommodate it – more and more healthcare organizations are embracing telehealth.

Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

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These restrictions included, but were not limited to, essential care providers, such as neuropsychologists and psychologists. “At this time last year, we worked out a possible telehealth option that we would offer to remote facilities where staffing was proving difficult.

When eHealth goes viral: The strengths and weaknesses of health tech during COVID-19

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The effectiveness of telemedicine has been promising for many health areas, including diabetic care , dermatology and cardiology ; allowing for high-quality remote care, while saving time and valuable physical space. Failing to meet expectations reduces public trust and hurdles the use of telemedicine as an effective and high-quality substitute for (at least some) physical care.

Five Covid-19 Technology and Health Blog Posts from April 2020

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Numerous companies popped into my inbox in the past week with announcements of a period of free access to remote care/engagement technologies. Note the other ‘temporary’ change of reimbursement for remote (even telephone) visits , now fitting into the concept of telehealth. The odds are, not confirmed yet, that Wi-Fi deployment, donation of tablets and online video tools , will all be accelerating in the time of Covid-19, which will be confirmed in a future survey.