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INVEST Digital Health preview: What’s the recipe for a successful social determinants program?

SDoH is just one of the topics at the MedCity INVEST Digital Health conference, a virtual event scheduled for September 20-23, in collaboration with Medical Alley.

Should hospitals pay for housing for ED frequent flyers?

That is one approach being explored in Philadelphia according to an article in Kaiser Health News. Using funding from Temple University, two Pennsylvania Medicaid health plans, and some grant funding, the Template University Health System: …launched a two-year program last year to help 25 homeless Medicaid patients who frequently use its emergency room and other …

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Covid-19 and chronic disease: A spotlight and a stoplight 

Covid-19 has demonstrated the grave need for us to invest in chronic disease prevention and support by building stronger, deeper relationships with patients and families, and by focusing more on the environmental, social, and psychological factors that lead to chronic disease and impact long-term disease management.

Q&A: Segmenting your patient population for the COVID-19 vaccine

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 Pankoke, senior product manager at Experian Health, about the challenges …

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Which healthcare startups will present at Pitch Perfect for INVEST Pop Health Virtual?

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.

How is population health innovation unfolding in Louisiana? [Sponsored]

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 biotech infrastructure.

What can pharma do about social determinants of health?

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 Affairs blog piece with Meena Venkatachalam, COVID-19 has highlighted these …

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