Tag: digital health

Why You Need Effective, Ongoing, at Home Healthcare for Your Patients

At home healthcare can be a favorable option for both patients and healthcare providers. Research shows that the home healthcare industry is continuing to grow and will become increasingly larger in the next few decades. Many factors contribute to the explosive growth of at home healthcare, including the aging baby boomer population and an industry-wide push for value-based care. But no matter the reason for...Read More >

Innovating Ahead of the Caregiver Cliff

“Home health” is a term we are poised to hear much more about in the coming years. According to a report Village Capital published in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente, people in need of home health care is expected to jump 84% by 2050, while informal caregivers (likely, family) are only estimated to increase by 13%. The report—the fruit of a Kaiser and Village Capital partnership...Read More >

Modernizing Medicare: CMS Proposes Reforms Promoting Digital Health

The potential for telehealth and other digital health services to improve patient engagement and relieve some of the major challenges facing health care is abundant. Yet, despite the data proving how digital health effectively supports patients, the health care industry as a whole has been slow to catch up and put these technologies into practice. A variety of reasons factor in, such as reimbursement challenges,...Read More >

The Growth of Telehealth to Better Address Complex Disease Care

Stakeholders understand that health care delivery in the U.S. continues to be fragmented, expensive, hard to access, and not driven by the patient experience. Fueled by a need to tame costs, provide better care to patients in remote areas, meet the needs of a growing aging population, support the surging number of patients with chronic conditions, while addressing the shortage of clinicians, telehealth is increasingly...Read More >

Leveraging Connectivity for Long-Term Weight Loss

Weight issues are endemic nationwide. In 2014, 71 percent of American adults were overweight, with 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women diagnosed with obesity. About one in three children and teens are overweight or obese in the U.S. On a global scale, obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. As of 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, were overweight. Of these, over 650...Read More >

Overcoming One of Health Care’s Greatest Hurdles: Patient Nonadherence

Maintaining adherence is key to improving the health of patients living with chronic or serious disease. For some, it’s a matter of life and death. Yet, as we know, the data of how many patients actually take their medications as prescribed paints a bleak picture. According to the CDC, of the 3.8 billion prescriptions written each year in the U.S., one in five are never...Read More >

The Promise of Workplace Wellness Programs

Employee wellness programs have greatly evolved with our understanding of what constitutes total wellness for an individual. To be in “good health” no longer assumes only physical health, but the holistic portrait of an individual, including mental and behavioral health. Coinciding with this newer, more inclusive understanding of individual health, is a surge in companies adopting wellness programs for their employees. The industry grew from...Read More >

Advancing Solutions for Kidney Disease

Every day we see the potential technology provides to create better pathways of care—for the people delivering care and the patients they treat who are managing their own chronic disease(s). Rock Health reported that since 2011, $23B has been invested in thousands of digital health companies. Yet, historically, innovative solutions for kidney disease have been static at best and from a funding perspective, largely very...Read More >

New Solutions for Managing Epilepsy Show Promise

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects 3.4 million people in the U.S. and 65 million worldwide. Despite the number of people with the disorder, “one-third live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.” Stigma, which has surrounded those living with epilepsy for years, also presents significant barriers to treatment. Adults and children are often unfairly ostracized socially or judged due...Read More >

Supporting New Mothers Managing Addiction

The scope of the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. has forced our health care industry to take a much closer look at how we manage the disease of addiction. In 2016, drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the U.S. with overdose deaths from fentanyl increasing 88% every year between 2013 and 2016. The reach of the opioid epidemic has been far and wide, and undiscriminating....Read More >