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This week we had Judson “Jud” Brewer, MD, PhD from Claritas Mind join us on PopHealth Week. I have recently gotten into Mindfulness and have used HeadSpace (which has been very good) daily for over a month. I’ll discuss Headspace in another post. More recently I started Eat Right Now developed by Claritas Mind and have used it daily as well. Eat Right Now states it’s “a program that utilizes a proven scientific approach to help you control your food cravings.”
It has surprised me how much of an impact mindfulness can have on my thinking and behavior. Continue reading
I recently interviewed Dan Munro on PopHealth Week and we discussed his book Casino Healthcare. We all know about the high costs and poorer outcomes associated with American Healthcare. In Casino Healthcare Dan explains his view of how our system, one built with Selective Health Coverage is like a casino; or really three casino’s, the insurer casino, provider casino and pharmaceutical casino.
Dan explores each of these areas and explains how they work to maximize revenue through a system of complex transactions and systems.
Improving the consumer’s engagement in their health has become the holy grail; we’re all searching for it. It seems every week some company is coming out with a new app, system or program claiming they’ve developed an incredible engagement tool that will finally get people involved in their health. Most have stumbled.
Could it be that we are overlooking something because it’s just not cool and there are potential HIPAA concerns? That something is SMS text messaging. Think about it, everyone has a cell phone and text is typically unlimited and has become the new way to communicate.
It also turns out, there are some very good studies to support text messaging to be effective and much more likely to be read and responded to than an app, phone call or email. As for HIPAA, there are ways to use a “text first” approach and stay HIPAA compliant.
Listen to this episode of PopHealth Week with Ken Saitow of CareWire as he provides insights into text messaging, HIPAA compliance and use cases. He even touches upon seniors and Medicaid, both of whom respond well to text messaging.
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I recently moderated a panel for HITECH Answers titled Healthcare Industry Transition to Value-Based Care: A Virtual Panel Discussion with Industry Thought Leaders. The Panel included Sean Cassidy, VP of Value Based Care for Zirmed, Tom Lee, President/Founder SA Ignite and Robert Tennant, Director, Health Information Technology Policy, at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
You can watch it here: