FOCUS ON AGING AND THE SILVER TSUNAMI

Focus on: Aging and the Silver Tsunami

HIMSS Media's information brands Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, MobiHealthNews and HIMSS TV are diving into one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare today – baby boomers and their swelling demands on our system.

We'll look at the challenges, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other tactics hospitals, health systems and payers are deploying to manage the needs of the aging-population wave.

What you need to know

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Stanford Health Care taps Lumeris for help with value-based senior care

by Mike Miliard

The company will help the academic medical center build out its Medicare Advantage plan, as well as developing new AI-powered diagnostics, clinical pathways and more.

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Getting paid for remote and virtual care services: CPT codes to know and understand

by Jeff Lagasse

Until November, reimbursement for remote patient monitoring services was a gray area for providers, but the picture is becoming clear.

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Silver Tsunami is coming to healthcare: Time to prepare

by Tom Sullivan

The aging population is not only poised to swell but Baby Boomers are bringing tech chops and consumerism-era demands that health systems will be smart to embrace.

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Intermountain at Home looks to push the boundaries of tech-enabled virtual care

by Jonah Comstock

The program uses a mix of home visits and telehealth technologies to bring more services to the home.

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Seven Lessons from Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy

by Jonah Comstock

Don’t mix up EHR data or patient portals with engagement.

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Patients want engagement with digital options, personal touch

by Nathan Eddy

A new survey reveals that consumers still prefer phone interactions but want more communication, including digital means. And a majority are open to giving their doctors real-time access to health information via connected devices and apps.

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Care management tech drops hospitalizations and ER visits at Caregiver Homes

by Bill Siwicki

The provider of case management services to various Indiana Medicaid programs linked family caregivers with remote coaches to relieve caregiver burden and improve outcomes.

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HIMSS makes 4 healthcare predictions for 2019

by Bill Siwicki

Digital health applications, consumerism, demographic challenges and data governance will be key imperatives in the year ahead, the study shows.

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AARP CMO: Rethink aging with tech

by Laura Lovett

Charlotte Yeh discusses the assets of age and which technologies could help address isolation and loneliness.

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Patient experience: Where you need to be in 5 years

by Bill Siwicki

Here’s a look at what experts are saying hospital business decision makers should be doing today to prepare for the future.

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Top health IT investment areas 2019

by Diana Manos

Survey finds hot tech initiatives will advance consumerism, care management, retail settings, and more.

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HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf: Silver Tsunami is driving global health innovation

by Laura Lovett

The global aging population may be straining healthcare's resources, but could also be what pushes digital health innovations, Wolf said at Health 2.0.

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Santa Clara health system and Optum tackle the most complex of complex populations

by Susan Morse

Santa Clara Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Arnold and Optum's Teddy Shah share a model that addresses a 90 percent Medicaid population.

Thought Leaders on HIMSS TV

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Telehealth delivers better remote care, improving outcomes

by HIMSS TV

Telehealth helps providers deliver better child care and treatment, says Cloe Benz, senior physiotherapist at Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

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Readying technology, data for the Silver Tsunami

by HIMSS TV

Comprehensive tools for aging populations are going to require broadband, IOT, cybersecurity and data aggregation among patients, family members and caregivers, says Jay Patel, clinical transformation officer at Seniorlink.

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Taking physiotherapy to the next level

by HIMSS TV

CEO Silvia Pfeiffer says Coviu's PhysioROM telehealth platform allows physiotherapists to monitor their patients' range of motion in a standardized manner for improved reporting and analytics.

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A person-centered approach to treating chronic health conditions

by HIMSS TV

Those living with diabetes and other chronic health conditions should be acknowledged and respected as the experts in managing their own care, says Renza Scibilia, Manager, Type 1 Diabetes and Consumer Voice, Diabetes Australia.

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Why sharing genetic information is vital for the future

by HIMSS TV

Chief Development Officer at Finland’s UNA Plan Pirkko Kortekangas says that data privacy is a priority, but sharing information is key when searching for medical solutions.

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Digital healthcare best practices need to be shared across borders

by HIMSS TV

With an aging population, disconnected health information systems and a rising consumer, Hal Wolf, HIMSS President and CEO, says that breaking down barriers to information exchange will support delivery of better services and technology.