"care management" articles

Parks Associates spoke with Arta Bakshandeh , Senior Medical Officer at Alignment Healthcare, about emerging trends in digital health markets. Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of healthcare by shifting the focus from payments to people. They’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers, and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Dr....
Although the use of on-demand virtual care technologies remains controversial, shifting perception has led care providers to implement or embed solutions into their current care practices. Parks Associates research shows that almost 40% of consumers are interested in communicating digitally with medical professionals via phone calls or online voice chat. As the consumer-focused transformation in healthcare broadens, more care will be delivered in non-acute settings, including in...
Karsten Russell-Wood , Director of Marketing, Philips provides insights into key areas of the connected health market in the below Q&A summary with Parks Associates research team.  Karsten will be participating in Parks Associates fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , Aug 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego. Karsten will participate on the opening session, Convergence of Medical Technology and Connected Health , at Connected Health Summit on...
Parks Associates asked Scott Plewes , VP of User Experience at Macadamian, about his thoughts on the emerging digital health industry. Macadamian, a sponsor of the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit , is a full-service user-centered software design and development consulting firm specializing in digital and connected healthcare. Scott will be participating on the presentation panel, Healthcare UX: Designing the Best Customer Experience , at 11:15 am on Thursday, August...
One of the greatest turnaround stories in the digital health space in 2017 is WeightWatchers. The iconic brand, traditionally associated with in-person weight loss meetings and beautiful TV commercials boasting celebrity testimonies, suffered badly between 2013-2015 when fitness technology vendors like Fitbit lured away its young customers and new weight loss startups leveraging digital services and lower prices chipped away its core customer base. At one point in late 2015, many pundits...
 
by Harry Wang | Aug. 4, 2017
Tags: care management, fitness apps, patient engagement
International research firm Parks Associates  will host the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event will analyze the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. Early registration  for the three-day event, which includes a pre-show research...
The health insurer industry recognizes that the current way of doing business is not sustainable long term. Insurers either keep shifting more cost to consumers, resulting in consumers directly doing business with care providers, or they kept raising premiums, bankrupting consumers, and eventually causing their own demise—either out of business or government moves in to create a single payer system. As current thinking goes, insurers want to change their role from a gatekeeper...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a market status report on telehealth and remote health monitoring last month. Though nothing new from my knowledge gain per se, it is a good read and reminds me of how slow the reimbursement policy has evolved since I started covering digital health in 2006. CMS is the gatekeeper of Medicare’s reimbursement policy and has historically been slow to embrace telehealth or remote health monitoring for fear of over-utilization and cost...
 

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