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Report: SDoH Tech Market is in Its Infancy, but Adoption Will Triple in Five Years

June 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Adoption of social innovation technology for healthcare is poised to triple over the next five years, according to a market research report by Patchwise Labs, as the shift to value-based care requires health systems to address the social determinants of health (...

In Catalonia, Health IT Governance Rises Above the Political

June 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the TICSalut Foundation, the government agency that manages healthcare IT management and development for the entire region of Catalonia in northeast Spain, are moving forward on a broad range of fronts

Anatomy of a Successful Telehealth Program

June 5, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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What does it take to build a successful telehealth program that harnesses the technology capabilities for digital health while gaining the outcomes the local population truly need? Hospital systems might want to take a look at what’s going on in Tallahassee.

Study: Addressing Patients’ Social Barriers Reduces Healthcare Spending

May 30, 2018  | 
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Tampa, reports that healthcare spending is substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services that address social barriers.

Population Health Tool that Provides City-Level Data Expands to 500 Cities

May 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A data visualization tool that helps city officials understand the health status of their population, called the City Health Dashboard, has now expanded to 500 of the largest cities in the U.S., enabling local leaders to identify and take action around the most...

Kaiser Joins CityHealth Initiative

May 14, 2018  |  David Raths
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Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, is joining the CityHealth initiative, which promotes nine evidence-based policies addressing issues that have a major effect on health, such as affordable housing, education, and clean air.

Digital Health Innovators are Setting their Sights on Medicaid—Can the Private Sector Improve Healthcare?

May 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Digital health innovators and entrepreneurs are setting their sights on the Medicaid market. Can private sector-led innovation significantly improve care for vulnerable and complex patients?

Slavitt to Lead New Venture Firm with Eye on Transforming Care for Vulnerable Populations

May 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new venture capital firm, led by Andy Slavitt, a former CMS Administrator, “will seek to invest in healthcare technology and service companies transforming care delivery to America’s most vulnerable populations.

At the HLTH Conference, Former CMMI Director Patrick Conway Looks Back, and Forward

May 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Patrick Conway, M.D., CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, was interviewed as part of a general session at the HLTH Conference—looking back on his tenure as CMMI Director, and forward into the future

For One North Carolina ACO, a Social Determinants-Driven Strategy is Reaping Results

May 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Mission Health Partners, an Asheville, North Carolina-based Medicare ACO, a unique care coordination approach, focused on addressing the social and environmental issues underlying patients' health problems, has proven successful.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Probing Discussion of the Shift Towards Value

April 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The shift towards a value-based healthcare system in U.S. healthcare is going to be rocky, industry leaders agreed, during a panel Monday at the World Health Care Congress

At World Health Care Congress, An Inspirational Interest in Better Understanding Social Determinants of Health

April 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the 15th annual World Health Care Congress, leaders of various organizations across the healthcare ecosystem stressed the importance of understanding and acting on social determinants of health so that outcomes could be improved and costs lowered.

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