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Social Determinants of Health

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

December 20, 2018 - 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 Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) and the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). The report searched for common themes across Medicaid managed care...


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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...

Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

by Jessica Kent

Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community,...

ICD-10 Allows Non-Physician Documentation of Social Determinants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations concerned about how to record data on patients’ social determinants of health are allowed to use non-physician documentation to support ICD-10 coding for common socioeconomic issues, says the American...

Costs Fell by 11% When Payer Addressed Social Determinants of Health

by Jessica Kent

Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study....

Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

by Jennifer Bresnick

The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States.  The publicly available tool, developed by the...

Machine Learning Can Quiet “Building Crescendo” of EHR Dissatisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

The notion that electronic health records are difficult to work with and cumbersome to use has become a worryingly common theme across the healthcare industry.  Providers working in organizations of all sizes, settings, and...

New AHA Digital Tool Offers Chronic Disease Screening Services

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to improve community health with its Health Screening Services, which will allow consumers to identify potential chronic disease risks and inspire them to make necessary behavioral and...

ACP Urges Social Determinants Data Collection, Education

by Jessica Kent

To address the care disparities associated with the social determinants of health, healthcare stakeholders must adjust data collection, medical education, and public policy, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has argued. Despite...

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