As a country, we must do a better job supporting people and communities throughout their health journey because communities with greater access to information and increased levels of health literacy will ensure better health outcomes.
There should be a discussion about how to address the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on Black communities.
To reduce the systemic health inequities that have put so many individuals at higher risk of getting sick and dying from Covid-19, healthcare organizations must leverage advanced technologies such as NLP to identify SDoH and other critical information from unstructured notes.
Paying close attention to social determinants of health, like ability to drive or proximity to a grocery store, can also help predict who is at highest risk of being food insecure which, in turn, can help a plan know which resources to offer to those… Read More »Increasing food security and healthy habits in your member base during Covid-19
While the various waves of vaccine priority may be largely defined, the ability for many providers to segment their patient populations based on those designations isn’t always simple. Without accurate data, there’s a risk that some vulnerable patients will be missed out. We interviewed Mindy… Read More »Q&A: Segmenting your patient population for the COVID-19 vaccine
The healthcare startups targeting chronic conditions and population health presenting at INVEST Pop Health November 16-18 span prescription drug delivery to addressing social isolation.
With the annual INVEST Population Health virtual conference coming up November 16-18, here’s a look at our collaboration partner New Orleans Business Alliance. It plays a vital role in helping to stimulate the local economy by supporting the development and advancement of the healthcare and… Read More »How is population health innovation unfolding in Louisiana? [Sponsored]
For the second year, MedCity News is partnering with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host an executive summit that focuses on population health and highlights where innovation and investment are occurring in the field.
Imagine a world where every patient has access to a care manager armed with comprehensive, real-time data and the tools to take action.
The Milwaukee Bucks–my home town sports team–yesterday boycotted Game 5 of their NBA playoff series. This historical event serves to bring attention to the inequalities African-Americans and other minorities face in our society. In health care, disparities also exist. As I mentioned in my Health… Read More »What can pharma do about social determinants of health?
In comparison to other developed countries, we spend the least amount of money on social care and the most on medical, with the worst overall health outcomes. We must intentionally and strategically reallocate some healthcare dollars to invest in communities.