Population Health

How SDOH will influence the next wave of health tech startups
By Bill Siwicki 01:13 pm September 30, 2019
The industry already has seen some startups working with social determinants of health. Their number will only increase as healthcare moves to value-based care and needs more data.
Nurse caring for elderly patient
By Susan Morse 05:26 pm September 27, 2019
Medicaid serves the population most adversely impacted by the social determinants of health.

An community board greets visitors in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital's Transgender Health Clinic. (Photo by Jonah Comstock)

By Jonah Comstock 04:39 pm September 27, 2019
Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital is one of many across the country adding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information to its clinical systems.
Connected 'smart' communities will be a key part of 21st century healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm September 27, 2019
During National Health IT Week, three experts put the focus on how digital technologies and smart care approaches are already transforming population health and helping address social determinants.
By Mike Miliard 02:27 pm September 25, 2019
Providers nationwide need to make an organizational commitment to addressing social needs and health disparities, says the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – and policymakers need to sort out IT infrastructure and reimbursement.
Alliance Chicago integrates SDOH in its pop health, EHR systems
By Bill Siwicki 01:06 pm September 25, 2019
The Health Center Controlled Network’s member organizations serve a disproportionate number of low-income and underrepresented patients, so social determinants of health data is an important component of the mix.
How Carequality interoperability framework boosts pop health, SDOH
By Bill Siwicki 01:33 pm September 24, 2019
Organization’s chief discusses these issues in advance of a free informational teleconference September 26 as part of National Health IT Week.

HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui speaks at Health 2.0

By Mike Miliard 01:00 pm September 24, 2019
At Health 2.0, HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui spotlighted recent efforts, including some cloud-based dynamic data and mapping tools, to link far-flung data for better public health.
By Jonah Comstock 04:55 pm September 23, 2019
What patients want from a healthcare provider is surprisingly uncomplicated. They want convenience. They want quality care. And they want empathy at a scary time in their lives.
By Susan Morse 01:32 pm September 23, 2019
Plans are hampered by current CMS policy and provider coding that often does not reflect social needs, Urban Institute report says.

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