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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants, Consumerism Become Focus for Healthcare

March 19, 2019 - 2019 is shaping up to be a turbulent year for the healthcare industry as internal and external forces combine to put pressure on the status quo, according to a new survey from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group.  Providers and payers are facing numerous new challenges to their existing business models, including changing attitudes towards consumerism, the advent...


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Master Patient Index Creates Platform to Tackle Social Determinants

by Jennifer Bresnick

As value-based approaches to healthcare reimbursement become more popular across the industry, provider groups are becoming increasingly focused on addressing the social determinants of health (SDOHs). Social determinants, such as...

Kaiser Permanente to Use Real-Time SDOH Data to End Homelessness

by Jessica Kent

Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will partner with Community Solutions to leverage real-time data about the social determinants of health (SDOH)  to end chronic homelessness in 15 communities. Kaiser Permanente will provide $3...

Epic CEO Lists Her “Groundbreaking” Big Data Goals for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data is everywhere in the healthcare industry.  From images, socioeconomic data, and lab tests to clinical notes, medical device readouts, prescription drug information, more data is streaming through the health system than ever...

CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

by Jessica Kent

To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social...

Social Determinants of Health Impact Severity of Chronic Disease

by Jessica Kent

New Jersey’s poorest zip codes have the highest rates of individuals with chronic diseases seeking care in emergency rooms, showing a strong link between the social determinants of health and poor outcomes, according to a new state...

Kaiser Permanente Launches SDOH Initiatives Targeting Housing Security

by Jessica Kent

Kaiser Permanente has announced three new initiatives that will help to address the social determinants of health (SDOHs) by increasing access to affordable housing for vulnerable residents in California. The initiatives include investing...

Social Determinants of Health, Value-Based Care Key for Medicaid Success

by Jessica Kent

Value-based care incentives and broader collaborations to address the social determinants of health will be required to reduce spending and improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a report from the Association for...

US Patients See Rising Burdens of Mental Health, Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mental health issues, behavioral health concerns, and chronic diseases are on the rise for individuals in the United States, creating significant challenges for healthcare providers in many regions of the country, according to the United...

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Basics Lead Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals gearing up for a data-driven 2019 have spent the past year equipping themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed in a heavily digital environment. Readers of HealthITAnalytics.com couldn’t get enough...

UX, AI, and Amazon: Top 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 was nothing if not eventful for the healthcare industry, and 2019 is already shaping up to be more of the same.  Between the federal urgency around enabling patient access to health data, the meteoric rise of artificial...

Humana Invests $7M in Social Determinants of Health Programs

by Jessica Kent

The Humana Foundation has announced plans to invest nearly $7 million in 9 organizations that are committed to addressing the social determinants of health, including food security, social connection, and financial stability. The new...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

by Jessica Kent

As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

CMS Disability Index Identifies Care Disparities, Access Issues

by Jessica Kent

Physical and mental disabilities have a significant impact on individuals’ ability to access healthcare, obtain quality services, and manage associated social determinants of health, a recent report from CMS reveals. According to...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

by Jessica Kent

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

Top 4 Ways Data Governance Can Positively Impact Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are often told that the importance of a strong data governance plan cannot be overstated, especially as their big data assets grow exponentially in this primarily digital era.  With EHR data, lab data, the...

Providers Embrace Predictive Analytics for Clinical, Financial Benefits

by Jessica Kent

Predictive analytics have the potential to enhance care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and reduce care costs, enticing more healthcare executives to explore the implementation of data-driven tools.   According to a recent survey...

AHA Honors Atrium Health for Care Quality, Reducing Disparities

by Jessica Kent

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recognized Atrium Health for its efforts in increasing healthcare quality and reducing care disparities in communities. Atrium Health ranked in the top five for the Quest for Quality prize,...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

by Jessica Kent

Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

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