Author Archives: Privia Health

Google Announces Healthcare-Specific Artificial Intelligence Tools

Google recently announced two new healthcare-specific artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to gather insights from unstructured medical text. How might these tools reduce administrative work, avoid errors, improve the patient experience, and lower physician burnout?

Lessons Learned: Deploying Telehealth in a Crisis

Healthcare consumerism places the patient at the center of the industry, and COVID-19 has helped in speeding up the process. What are the policy and technology trends that physicians should be aware of as the industry transitions into consumerism?

New Data Reveals COVID-19 Morbidity Rates

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A newly released study reveals that patients with disabilities are at a greater risk of transmitting and dying from COVID-19 than previously thought. What other critical patient insights should physicians be aware of?

Future Trends in Healthcare Consumerism

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Healthcare consumerism places the patient at the center of the industry, and COVID-19 has helped in speeding up the process. What are the policy and technology trends that physicians should be aware of as the industry transitions into consumerism?

Study: Millennial Patients Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

A new study shows that millennial patient attitudes are changing when it comes to mental health: one, mental health impacts physical health; and two, they feel more comfortable seeking help. Healthcare clinicians can expect to see more requests for behavioral health services in the near future due to COVID-19.

What Do Medicare-Aged Patients Want in Their Healthcare?

Within the next 20 years, 20 percent of Americans will be 65 or older. It is crucial that providers understand this demographic’s preferences. How can providers embrace technology, increase patient education, and treat the social determinants of health to account for this “silver tsunami?”

Final Rule Issued Regarding Price Transparency

The Trump administration has issued its final rule requiring that insurers and health plans disclose prices and cost-sharing information. What other mandates are included in the rule and why are critics pusing back?

AMA Reports Insurer Markets “Highly Concentrated” and Increasing

A recent report by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 74 percent of health insurance markets are highly concentrated — and that number is rising. What are the causes and potential consequences of concentration? Are premiums expected to increase in 2021?

Report: Half of Employers Will Not Make Healthcare Cost-Shifting Changes, Shifting Focus to Behavioral Health Services

A new study from Mercer shows that 47 percent of employers will not engage in healthcare cost-shifting in 2021 despite increasing costs of employer-sponsored health plans. Employers will be shifting the focus of their plans to telehealth services, behavioral health resources, and voluntary benefits.

Study: Scribe May Reduce Burnout, Offset Costs

A recent study found that practices can recoup the cost of adding a medical scribe service, which may reduce burnout, within the first year by seeing more patients. How might these findings and a new HHS initiative lower provider burden?