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Three ways health care organizations can help boomers plug into virtual health

by Felix Matthews, MD, MBA, Managing Director, and Chris Shudes, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Although the baby boomer generation didn’t grow up with smartphones, personal computers, or social media, many boomers want technology to play a role in many of their interactions. Health care organizations that are able to ensure that their older customers are connected to virtual health could set themselves apart from competitors, reduce health care costs,

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Here’s how to make virtual health a pillar of your health plan members’ experience

by Felix Matthews, MD, MBA and Ken Abrams, MD, MBA, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Nearly all health plans (94 percent) offer virtual health services, and 96 percent expect their reliance on this technology will grow, according to the results of a survey conducted by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).1 However, despite being widely available, virtual health has generally not been embraced by health plan members. One of the most formidable barriers to adoption might be the members themselves.

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When building a virtual health portfolio, behavioral health might be the perfect place to start

by Bill Fera, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Felix Matthews, MD, MBA, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Although still in its infancy, virtual health has already begun to transform patient care by improving access to care, extending the reach of clinical management, and making it easier to gather, store and share information.1As health plans, health systems, and physician groups develop their enterprise-wide virtual health strategies, behavioral health care is  increasingly being seen as an appealing starting point for its impact on total medical expenses.

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Health systems: Here’s an enterprise-wide approach to virtual health

by Chris Shudes, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Some of the biggest thinkers and innovators in health care are in Orlando next week for the annual HIMSS19 Conference. Virtual health— a method of enabling continuous, connected care via digital and telecommunication technologies—is one topic that is certain to generate a lot of buzz during this year’s sessions. While virtual health certainly seems to be the hot topic du jour in health care,

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Smart Health Communities: Addressing the world’s health challenges with digital communities

by Lisa Purdy, partner and Asif Dhar, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

What does “smart” mean for health care and how innovation can help solve some of the world’s largest health challenges?

As incomes increase in societies around the world, so does access to modern medicine. As these societies move beyond addressing basic human needs such as food, clothing, security, and shelter, they look to establish health systems to allow their citizens to live longer.

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