Managed Healthcare Executive // How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Consumer Healthcare Behavior

Deloitte’s biennial Center for Health Solutions Survey of U.S Consumers shows a significant increase in virtual care visits versus pre-pandemic trends, and a reversal in consumers’ willingness to share health data following the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2018 to 2020, there was a decrease in consumers’ willingness to share their data in all the areas measured, except for healthcare research, which stayed steady.

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McKinsey & Co // Telehealth: A quarter-trillion dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace canceled healthcare visits. Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients via telehealth than they did before.

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Medical Daily // Meet the Oracles of Virtual Care

For the better part of the last five years, Courtney Stevens has given her telehealth elevator pitch to physicians and hospital administrators across Detroit. Like a telehealth evangelist, Ms. Stevens shared her good news about telehealth’s value and benefits. Anyone she could buttonhole heard the word about the number of small but successful telehealth programs that the Henry Ford Health …

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Fortune // Veterinarians are turning to virtual visits to care for Fido

Casey found Fuzzy Pet Health, which offered her the option to text or video chat with a veterinarian. Within 20 minutes, she had an answer: Cowboy was having an allergic reaction to a generic brand of flea medicine, and it would likely clear up in 24 hours. The guidance calmed Casey and gave her a sense of security during the coronavirus pandemic.

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PharmaTimes // Virtual care here to stay

In May we set out to understand what changed for patient care during COVID-19, how patients felt about it, what they liked and what they want to continue in the future as a result of the early stages of COVID-19… We found, not surprisingly, that patients have embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates as a result of COVID-19, …

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Brookings // How the Pandemic is Changing the Economy

Wendy Edelberg and Jay Shambaugh discuss how the current crisis fits into historic context and what will be the long-lasting economic consequences. In particular, policymakers will need to address increasing concentration among businesses, accelerating automation, and stark reductions in labor force participation among certain groups. An effective response will require renewed …

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