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.
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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
As Spotify and Amazon can attest, digital technology plus personalization is a winning formula. Consumers want anytime-anywhere access to the services and products they enjoy, without having to sift through irrelevant information. They want tailored recommendations that will make their life easier. More than eight… Read More »Driving member engagement with health plan data analytics
Healthcare information exchanges could provide the missing link between providers, payers and community-based organizations working to address social determinants of health. Efforts in Nebraska and Ohio show the ways in which HIEs could advance care coordination and interoperability.
Advocate Aurora Health has launched a subsidiary focused on making investments in companies that enhance health and wellbeing. The subsidiary has already made its first move, leading a $25 million funding round for a telenutrition provider.
David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular disease-related deaths—which occur every 36 seconds—cost our country about $219 billion each year, according to the Centers for… Read More »How NLP Can Uncover Social Determinants of Heart Disease
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
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.
Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) “Show me the money!” No one old enough to have seen the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire, will ever forget that memorable phrase. That simple but powerful phrase could apply to every person who… Read More »Achieving Financial Sustainability: A Connected Community of Care’s #1 Goal
What You Should Know: – IMPACT, a designated provider of 211 information and referral services in Southeastern Wisconsin, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with local health systems, community organizations and NowPow to power one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-wide systems to connect health and… Read More »City of Milwaukee Taps NowPow to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes
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
UCSF’s interactive data platform allows users to drill down into 150 social determinants of health variables. This data, layered with EHR data, can give researchers and clinicians invaluable insights into the nexus of social factors and health.
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
Lisa Romano, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at CipherHealth I was the voice of social distancing, a proponent of mask-wearing from the very start. Still, after months of keeping distance from loved ones, the idea of a quick, safe, outdoor family gathering on a beautiful… Read More »Telehealth Helped Me Beat COVID-19, But It’s Just A Start
If President Biden’s two trillion-dollar stimulus package is approved by Congress, support will include funding for a national vaccination program. While the arrival of the vaccine is an immense relief, the logistics for rolling it out across the country present a major challenge. Even at… Read More »Supercharge your COVID-19 vaccine management plan with digital solutions
Chris Evanguelidi, Director, Enterprise Healthcare Market for Redpoint Global Inc. Researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study in October on the impact of the pandemic on health care delivery. Among its findings, the data show a 21.4% decrease in primary care visits in Q2 of… Read More »A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience
Chris Riopelle, CEO of Strive Health After an unprecedented year, kidney care providers, including nephrologists, dialysis facilities, and care extenders are expecting 2021 to follow suit. We will see an overhaul in reimbursement and major industry shifts, partly led by CMS, that will require providers… Read More »Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution
The solution will connect providers with social services organizations, enabling the secure exchange of messages, referrals and personal health information. The FHIR-based technology can help providers factor in social determinants of health when caring for their patients.
‘Already it was hard. Now, it’s become impossible’: Pandemic highlights barriers to healthcare for migrant workers
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John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Jvion A century ago, X-rays transformed medicine forever. For the first time, doctors could see inside the human body, without invasive surgeries. The technology was so revolutionary that in the last 100 years, radiology departments have… Read More »Why Hospitals Should Act Now to Create Clinical AI Departments
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
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?
Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO of VirtualHealth As we re-examine the healthcare system in the wake of the pandemic, we are continually identifying opportunities to rebuild parts of the system to new and improved specifications. One critical facet is digital health, where we continue to… Read More »How to Capitalize on Digital Health Momentum in 2021
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
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
Emad Rizk, M.D., President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Cotiviti As 170 research teams race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, some that are in late-stage approvals have seen recent progress, but it is still not yet clear when a vaccine will become widely… Read More »Gleaning Insights for COVID-19: Why Claims and Clinical Data Matter
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
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
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
Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, HealthEC Senior isolation is a health risk that affects at least a quarter of seniors over 65. It has become recognized over the past decade as a risk factor for poor aging outcomes including cognitive decline, depression,… Read More »How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors
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.
What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient… Read More »Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution
Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) We’ve all experienced crises in our lives. They may be personal in nature (e.g., involving our interpersonal relationships), organizational (e.g., relating to our employment or retirement income), or nature-made (e.g., floods, tornados, or… Read More »Lean on Your Connected Community of Care in Times of Crisis
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
What You Should Know: – The HHS and the American Society of Nephrology announces the launch of the COVID-19 Kindey Care Challenge. – The $300k challenge aims to identify and share these frontline solutions so all communities can benefit. Winners will receive $20,000 each in… Read More »ASN, HHS Launches KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge
After a launching their social determinants of health partnership in Nebraska over the summer, technology company Unite Us and the Nebraska Health Information Initiative have plans to expand it to six more states.
Innovaccer Launches Member Engagement Solution to Scale-Up Digital Transformation Efforts with Payers
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
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
Why prioritizing health equity in the Covid-19 vaccine distribution is not just right, but necessary
Even though Covid-19 is distinct from any health crisis the country has previously faced, assessing U.S. public health strategies during past crises can provide insight into what has contributed to a more or less equitable response.
What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the tech company building coordinated care networks nationwide announced a significant expansion to its partnership with Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), a health information exchange, to six additional states. – This growing partnership aims to break down existing… Read More »Unite Us Expands Social Determinants of Health Platform to 6 States
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.
Imagine a world where every patient has access to a care manager armed with comprehensive, real-time data and the tools to take action.
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
Fake Health News: How to Recognize It So You Can Stay Safe Fake health news stories are flooding the internet. Here’s how you can determine the credibility of the information and its publisher. The Doctor Weighs In
Dr. Keith Kosel is a Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) This question initially brings to mind many possibilities such as connection to the latest 5G cellular service, a new super-fast internet provider, or maybe one of the many new energy suppliers… Read More »Is Your Community Ready for Connected Community of Care Model?
Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis. Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the… Read More »Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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
In rearchitecting the system by training every care provider in every specialty, and enable lower-cost providers and communities, we will provide a new model of care where a physician isn’t the person who helps us when we’re sick — they help us be healthy.
Products referenced in this article: Social Determinants of Health Patient Schedule Member Match Coverage Discovery Patient Financial Advisor Patient Payment Solutions With just a few clicks, patients can book appointments, speak to their doctor, access billing information and pay for care, all without leaving their… Read More »Seniors navigating healthcare technology in a post-COVID world
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
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
What You Should Know: – Geisinger inks a partnership Aunt Bertha to launch a new social care platform, Neighborly for Pennsylvania residents. – Powered by Aunt Bertha, Geisinger’s Neighborly platform provides residents in Pennsylvania the ability to easily search and connect with organizations that provide… Read More »Geisinger Launches New Social Care Platform for Pennsylvania Residents
The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the underserved, Black Americans, Latinos, and those with chronic conditions requires an industry-wide foundational response.
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
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
What You Should Know: – In the age of COVID-19, healthcare CIOs cite interoperability, cybersecurity, and operationalizing SDOH data priorities as top three priority areas, according to the third annual LexisNexis focus group of CHIME executives. – The survey results also highlighted the importance of… Read More »Top 3 Priority Areas for Healthcare CIOs in the Age of COVID-19
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.
What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the… Read More »HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project
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