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.
With the CDC’s eviction moratorium set to lift at the end of the month, many people are still struggling with rent payments and utility debt. Insurance and healthcare technology leaders shared how they’re preparing and what’s needed to address the housing shortage in the long term.
By accessing community care networks (CCNs), payer organizations and providers can enable a holistic patient approach that includes social determinants of health ,and diversity, equity and inclusion in its design.
Often overshadowed by its larger, more affluent neighbors to the west, Imperial County had few testing and vaccination resources early on. Now, flush with vaccines, groups in the county are taking targeted efforts to reach vulnerable communities.
To know how Chiquita Brooks-LaSure will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we sat down with Matthew Hittle, a former senior adviser to Seema Verma, who led the agency under the former president.
A new analysis from the Lown Institute identified the most and least racially inclusive hospitals in America, but hospitals at the bottom of the list dispute the methodology. Still, the analysis indicates a troubling trend of racial segregation in healthcare.
The payer’s Community Catalyst initiative includes 23 programs that involve collaborations with various community-based organizations and health centers. They tackle different types of social determinants of health issues, including food insecurity among seniors and the health needs of those in public housing.
The nation’s largest public health system will stop using clinical assessments for kidney function and vaginal delivery after C-sections that use race-based calculations for determining illness severity and risk. These assessments can result in people of color not receiving the diagnoses and treatments they need.
Covid has pushed state health agencies to use Medicaid in ways that would never have been imagined before. With one in five Americans saying they are unable to afford healthcare, how are state governments using this historic moment to expand equitable access to care?
The health insurance startup and transportation service company are joining forces to offer Medicare Advantage members access to non-emergency medical transportation. With transportation being a key social determinant of health, Clover Health and Roundtrip are aiming to improve member experience and outcomes through the partnership.
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.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recently announced its new national health equity strategy that will focus on maternal health, diabetes, cardiovascular care and mental health. The association’s first goal is to cut racial disparities in maternal health by 50% in the next five years.
Racism has always existed in healthcare, but the Covid-19 pandemic laid bare how entrenched the problem still is. In response, providers and payers have vowed to fight for health equity by examining the racism within their organizations, listening to minority communities and mounting strategies that take aim at widening care gaps.
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.
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.
Seniors in the U.S. are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and providing them with primary care proved to be a major challenge. But several organizations rose to the occasion, deftly changing their care delivery strategies as the pandemic evolved.
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.
In an interview, Holon Solutions CEO Jon Zimmerman shared some insights on his 40-year career and how his experience aided the development of Holon’s approach to precision information delivery.
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.
Roughly a third of adults had a telehealth visit in the first 6 months of the pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by the Urban Institute. But not everyone who wanted a telehealth visit was able to access it, leaving some adults with unmet care needs.
Rideshare app Lyft is partnering with corporations and healthcare organizations to create an initiative that will help connect members of underserved communities to vaccination sites once the Covid-19 vaccine becomes widely available.
The initiative, called Freedom House 2.0, will provide emergency medical services training to people from economically disadvantaged communities. It aims to address social determinants of health as well as help support those who have experienced job losses amid the pandemic.
The newly created organization, dubbed OneTen, aims to create 1 million jobs for Black people over the next decade. Its founders include some big names in healthcare, such as Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare and Humana.
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The Ohio-based health system is working with three organizations to provide residents of Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood with access to high-speed internet at affordable prices. The collaboration aims to alleviate health disparities that arise from a lack of reliable access to the internet.
Lessons that underscore the importance of strong public health infrastructures, community-based care and support for the most needy can be applied to the U.S. today as it navigates the Covid-19 pandemic, two experts say.
The technology company is partnering with major insurers, including Aetna and Humana, as well as providers like Ochsner Health to expand access to its platform that connects patients to community-based social services.
The resource includes services and access to a data analytics platform that can help providers identify and address social factors affecting the health of the populations they serve.
As the Covid-19 crisis accelerates, healthcare organizations are turning to technology solutions to help them keep pace with patient care needs as well as population health initiatives.
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.
A new survey of U.S. physicians shows that they have differing views on how the payer market needs to evolve, but a vast majority agree that affordable insurance is necessary to provide access to high-quality care while reducing costs.
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.
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.
The New Jersey-based health system’s culturally nuanced social determinants of health program will screen all patients for social and behavioral factors that impact their health, in the hopes of improving outcomes and encouraging appropriate use of healthcare services.
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.
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.
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.