Posts Tagged ‘baby boomers and healthcare’

Infographic: How Will Aging Baby Boomers Challenge Healthcare?

August 9th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

By 2029, the last of the Baby Boom generation will reach retirement age. As this population gets older, they present increasing challenges but also opportunities for the U.S. healthcare system, according to a new infographic by Adventist University’s Masters in Health Administration program.

The infographic examines Baby Boomers and their health; health spending on Baby Boomers; the challenges Baby Boomers bring to the healthcare system; and strategies to address the healthcare needs of Baby Boomers.

From home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana’s nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible. When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population, Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana’s care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana’s expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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Infographic: Marketing Healthcare to Baby Boomers

April 29th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Baby Boomers make up more than a quarter of the population of the United States and as they reach retirement age, are seeking information and answers to questions about Medicare insurance plans. Healthcare marketers should be capitalizing on this incredible growth opportunity, advises OHO Interactive.

OHO’s Marketing Healthcare to Baby Boomers Infographic gives healthcare marketers valuable insight into how Baby Boomers like to receive information about health-related matters, their online usage behaviors, and how they envision themselves.

Accountable Care: Bridging the Health Information Divide, First EditionThe ecosystem that comprises the United States healthcare system has embraced a technological revolution and the pace of change is accelerating. The ability of physicians, caregivers, and administrators to share needed healthcare information, both clinical and administrative, to improve the health of populations has improved and advanced beyond what was unimaginable earlier in history.

Accountable Care: Bridging the Health Information Divide, First Edition touches on many elements of this technological journey with a focal point of clinically integrated accountable care organizations (ACOs) at the epicenter. As the nation and global health system shifts focus from volume-driven care to performance and quality-driven care, leadership is returning to the provider. This is resulting in a greater emphasis on clinical and administrative performance and on the priority of improving population health.

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Infographic: How Baby Boomers Consume Healthcare

June 27th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

The average baby boomer suffers from multiple chronic conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, accounting for one-third of all healthcare spending, one-third of prescription drug costs and 40 percent of doctors’ visits.

Concordia University-Saint Paul’s infographic, “Baby Boomers Healthcare Boom,” examines baby boomer healthcare spending, the incidence of chronic conditions and changes in healthcare spending since 2011 when the first baby boomers hit age 65.

How Baby Boomers Consume Healthcare

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 2013.