social determinants of health

The Key to SDOH: Health literacy

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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.

Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare

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President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of… Read More »Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare

Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

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What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health… Read More »Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

Care coordination startup Unite Us raises $150M

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Unite Us, a New York-based technology company that makes coordination of care software, passed a $1.6 billion valuation. It build networks with local providers and works to connect members with community resources.

Arizona to Implement a Statewide Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System

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What You Should Know: – Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced the selection of NowPow as the vendor of choice for Arizona’s closed-loop referral system (CLRS) to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. – By connecting healthcare and community… Read More »Arizona to Implement a Statewide Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System

CareSource, Healthify Partner to Address Social Determinants of Health in Ohio

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What You Should Know: – Healthify and CareSource are teaming up to build a statewide network of community-based organizations in Ohio. – This new network will provide social services to CareSource’s members throughout the state of Ohio with referrals to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). CareSource, a nonprofit multi-state managed care plan has partnered with Healthify… Read More »CareSource, Healthify Partner to Address Social Determinants of Health in Ohio

Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

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Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. A way to streamline effective coordination between medical, government, and community-based organizations. We ask this type… Read More »Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

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As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

Virginia Gov Announces $10M in CARES Act Funding to Create Statewide Coordinated Care Network

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What You Should Know: – The governor of Virginia announced that the state will allocate $10 million from the federal CARES Act to implement a statewide integrated technology platform, Unite Virginia designed to connect vulnerable Virginians to crucial health and social services. – Unite Virginia will utilize the Unite Us platform to create a statewide coordinated care network to… Read More »Virginia Gov Announces $10M in CARES Act Funding to Create Statewide Coordinated Care Network

DispatchHealth Launches New Clinic Without Walls for Enhanced Virtual Visits to MultiCare Patients

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What You Should Know: – DispatchHealth launches Clinic Without Walls, a new service line offering patients a telemedicine visit with in-person assistance for more complex medical visits. – The initial service line will be available in a pilot to MultiCare patients in the Tacoma and… Read More »DispatchHealth Launches New Clinic Without Walls for Enhanced Virtual Visits to MultiCare Patients

Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity

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What You Should Know: – Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider focused on improving healthcare outcomes for marginalized communities, today announced a $160M Series C round, bringing its total raised to $300M. – Cityblock is a care delivery trailblazer working to right the injustices… Read More »Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity

Banner Health, WellSpan, Others Invest in Virtual Maternity Care Platform Babyscripts

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What You Should Know: – Virtual maternity care platform Babyscripts announced a new round of investments from Banner Health, CU Healthcare Innovation Fund, The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, and WellSpan Health – Using internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, Babyscripts offers risk-specific… Read More »Banner Health, WellSpan, Others Invest in Virtual Maternity Care Platform Babyscripts

Covid-19 brings healthcare inequities into focus

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The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected some communities more than others. With a renewed focus on inequities, health leaders see an opportunity to drive change to reduce racial disparities in healthcare.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: IT Solutions to Engage Community Resources

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What You Should Know: – The latest report from Chilmark Research examines the new approaches and tools for utilizing community resources that can address social determinants of health, giving providers the ability to extend care beyond the confines of the clinic. – This research indicates… Read More »Addressing Social Determinants of Health: IT Solutions to Engage Community Resources

Innovaccer Launches Member Engagement Solution to Scale-Up Digital Transformation Efforts with Payers

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What You Should Know: –  Innovaccer launches member engagement solution for healthcare payers to drive improvement in healthcare cost and quality boosts member satisfaction and enhances member enrollment and retention. – Innovaccer’s solution create member-oriented care plans, enhance connectivity with care managers, and drive interventions… Read More »Innovaccer Launches Member Engagement Solution to Scale-Up Digital Transformation Efforts with Payers

Healthify, Algorex Health & Excellus BCBS Tap into SDoH Analytics to Address Social Disparities

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What You Should Know: – Healthify in partnership with Algorex Health Technologies, announced the results of new social determinants of health (SDoH) population analysis of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) members. – SDoH are non-clinical conditions that significantly affect health outcomes. The analysis identified Excellus BCBS… Read More »Healthify, Algorex Health & Excellus BCBS Tap into SDoH Analytics to Address Social Disparities

The new frontline of care: social services

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Radically improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations requires a multifaceted proactive, community-wide approach focused on better understanding social determinants of health and simultaneously addressing social and health inequalities.

Healthify Integrates with Altruista Health to Help Payors Address SDoH

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What You Should Know: – Healthify’s social determinants of health (SDoH) infrastructure will be integrated into Altruista’s GuidingCare® platform to support health plans in addressing the social needs of members. – SDoH such as poverty, housing instability, and food insecurity can significantly impact health outcomes,… Read More »Healthify Integrates with Altruista Health to Help Payors Address SDoH

Independence Blue Cross, Signify Launches Social Determinants of Health Network in Philly

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What You Should Know: – Independence Blue Cross and Signify Health launches social determinants of health network, CommunityLink to connect data from multiple CBOs to integrate social directly into medical care in the Philadelphia area. – CommunityLink represents one of the first examples nationwide of… Read More »Independence Blue Cross, Signify Launches Social Determinants of Health Network in Philly

Bridge Connector Lands $25.5M to Expand Healthcare Integration Platform

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What You Should Know: – Bridge Connector raises $25.5 million in Series B funding to advance interoperability layer for healthcare organizations as demand for integrated health data intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic. – The investment will support the growth of Destinations, the company’s new integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS)… Read More »Bridge Connector Lands $25.5M to Expand Healthcare Integration Platform

Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches a perioperative optimization solution for surgeons to realize clinical and financial goals with patient-risk analysis. – The solution redefines surgical planning and post-surgical recovery with machine learning-based patient stratification for optimized surgery experience and personalized patient care management.… Read More »Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons

Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with CareSignal to address healthcare’s urgent need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: to create and maintain solid, clinically actionable relationships with patients in a new set of predominantly virtual care. – CareSignal offers evidence-based end-to-end support services… Read More »Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations

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What You Should Know: Healthify, a social determinants of health company (SDOH), announced a national partnership with Ride Health to offer transportation to medical and non-medical services for people faced with transportation barriers. – Each year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans do not obtain medical… Read More »Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations

The critical need for community investment

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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.