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Weekend Big Read: will telemedicine do to retail healthcare what Amazon did to retail?

...Updated. Our past contributor and TelehealthWorks’ Bruce Judson (ATA 2017 coverage) has penned this weekend’s Big Read in the HuffPost. His hypothesis is that telemedicine specifically will disrupt location-based care, followed by other digitally based care–and that executives at health systems and payers are in denial. More and more states are recognizing both parity of treatment and (usually) payment. Telemedicine also appeals to three major needs: care at home or on the go, with a minimal wait; maldistribution of care, especially specialized care; and follow-up/post-acute care. His main points in the article: Healthcare executives are being taken by surprise... Continue Reading

Successful Aging 2030: how far we haven’t come, how far we have to go

...like other ‘consumer’ areas despite billions in spend. Add in the layer cake of regulations and requirements affecting cost, delivery, and inflexibility. “The Patient Will See You Now” is nowhere near. ) Black Rock Institute‘s Bruce Wolfe noted how people underestimate how long they are going to live and overestimate their assets. This led into a discussion on what constituted meaningful work for older adults since ‘retirement’ is a phase, not a withdrawal. A disappointment to this Editor was that most of the answers seemed to be about unpaid (volunteer) or low paid work which is not satisfactory for those... Continue Reading

ATA 2017 dispatch: Devices and doom

...click to enlargeBruce Judson , our guest ATA 2017/Telehealth 2.0 reporter, is a bestselling author of books on business and technology issues in the evolving digital era. This is the third and final article this week he’s written from the ATA floor. Mr. Judson writes frequently for The Huffington Post . More on about him may be found in our review of his critique of the RAND telehealth study [25 Mar]. This Editor agrees with his POV that drowning doctors in more and more data, whether previously accessible or not, isn’t a way forward to a successful business... Continue Reading

ATA2017 dispatch: Catalyzing telehealth innovation in hospitals

...Bruce Judson, our guest ATA 2017/Telehealth 2.0 reporter, is a bestselling author of books on business and technology issues in the evolving digital era. This is the second article this week from the ATA floor. Mr. Judson writes frequently for The Huffington Post. More on about him may be found in our review of his critique of the RAND telehealth study [25 Mar]. His discussion with ATA’s Jonathan Linkous on business models for telehealth is here. Orlando, April 25. At the ATA show, I stopped at Mercy’s booth, and spoke with Keela Davis, who is Mercy’s Executive Director, Innovation... Continue Reading

ATA 2017 dispatch: The future is about business models and the consumer

...Bruce Judson, our guest ATA 2017/Telehealth 2.0 reporter, is a bestselling author of books on business and technology issues in the evolving digital era. This is the first of several articles this week. Mr. Judson writes frequently for The Huffington Post. More on about him may be found in our review of his critique of the RAND telehealth study [25 Mar]. Orlando, April 24. Yesterday, the annual convention of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) moved into full swing. At noon, Jonathan Linkous, ATA’s CEO, took a few minutes to talk with me. During our wide-ranging discussion, three notable themes... Continue Reading

A analysis–and challenging takedown–of the RAND telehealth cost study (updated)

...A must read on telemedicine and telehealth cost. One of our Readers, Bruce Judson, commented on our earlier coverage of RAND Health’s new study published in Health Affairs [TTA 8 Mar] finding that telemedicine virtual visits (here called telehealth) drove up utilization of care by 88 percent and cost by $45 per year for respiratory illnesses that typically resolved on their own. He has written his own analysis based on the full study. Telehealth Costs: RAND’s Questionable Rant (Huffington Post), considers the full study and compares it to a 2014 RAND study by the same authors. Mr Judson notes... Continue Reading

Telemedicine may drive up medical utilization, increase cost for respiratory illness: RAND Health

...Bruce Judson This new RAND study suffers from many disturbing issues associated with its basic methodology and underlying assumptions. My detailed critique of the study appears in The Huffington Post”, as Telehealth Costs: RAND’s Questionable Rant. Donna Cusano For our Readers: highly recommended. Plan to sit down with a cup, maybe two, of coffee or tea for this one. I'd recommend this analysis to anyone seriously interested in telemedicine cost. Mr Judson had accessed this full study and compared it to other research, including RAND's in 2014. I could detect some of the faults but not to the extent... Continue Reading

Unnerving mergers (US-UK); DoD’s EHR picked; EHRs & AMA

...a non-Blue brand, Amerigroup, primarily for Medicare and Medicaid (state low-income coverage). Many of the Blues are non-profit or mutual insurers; many are partial or single-state, like Independence, Capital and Highmark (PA/DE/WV) in Pennsylvania and Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey. Their stand-alone future, not bright since the ACA, now seem ever dimmer in this Editor’s long-time consideration and that of Bruce Japsen writing in Forbes. Also Morningstar considers Anthem’s overpaying and the LA Times overviews. Walgreens Boots Alliance, another recent merger of quintessentially American and British drug store institutions, named as its interim CEO Stefano Pessina. He previously ran... Continue Reading

Recent developments in digital health – RSM event report

...Dr Ali Parsa, CEO of Babylon health; Bruce Hellman, CEO of uMotif; Elaine Warburton, CEO of QuantuMDx; and Dr Rob Beardall, Chief Medical Officer of NantHealth. Supporting these exciting presentations were several talks discussing more long-term opportunities. Insights from Professor Marco Viceconti, University of Sheffield, on the creation of a virtual physiological human were supplemented by engaging presentations delivered by Dr David Clifton, Oxford University, on the next generation of tools for health informatics and Professor Kazem Rahimi, Oxford University, on how to integrate digital health technologies to prevent and improve the management of chronic disease. Overall, the event provided... Continue Reading

A tale of two chessboards

...health apps and smart devices.” (Only two in ten – clearly not Telehealth & Telecare Aware readers.). No wonder Sir Bruce Keogh is saying that “the NHS we have <is> not fit for <the> future”, before going on, thankfully, to argue that “wearable technology plays a crucial part in <the> NHS future”. Sadly the message still has to get through to the authors of worthy documents in the NHS too – for example Mike Clark (whose excellent monthly newsletter is just out) kindly pointed us to the recent NHS England/Age UK booklet on healthy ageing that makes no mention of... Continue Reading