social determinants
Dispelling Myths on Social Determinants
Written by: Erin Benson, Senior Director, Market Planning

What Comes First – Patient Motivation or Care Management? We’ve all heard the expression “which came first—the chicken or the egg?” In healthcare, the question is “which improves health outcomes first – motivated patients who then participate in care management …

social determinants of health
The Three Challenges with Social Determinants of...
Written by: Guest Writer

Healthcare executives continue to focus on the “Triple Aim” of healthcare: improving patient care experience (including quality and satisfaction); health outcomes and value (results compared to costs).  Every initiative must impact these criteria. For a long time, everyone knew that …

Physician Referral Patterns
It’s a Small World After All: Physician...
Written by: Rick Grape, Director, Market Planning

Come on, sing it with me. Remember the Disney ride, It’s a Small World? Aside from the catchy tune and robotic dolls, the ride shows that we are really all connected. We are linked, no matter where we live or …

Playing Russian Roulette with ACOs
Written by: Rich Morino, Director, Health Care Solutions

The future of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) looks to play out like a game of Russian roulette—place your bets now to see who will win. With new payment and care delivery models, ACOs have challenged the status quo in healthcare, …

Understanding Patient Barriers for Effective Care...
Written by: Erin Benson, Senior Director, Market Planning

Medical care determines only 20% of overall health—while social, economic and environmental factors determine 50% of overall health?* Those numbers are staggering, especially when you take into account that the greatest impact on our health comes from areas that the …

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