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 …

Ethics in Practice for Social Determinants of...
Written by: Erin Benson, Senior Director, Market Planning

Social determinants of health (SDOH) data allows healthcare organizations to improve health outcomes by tailoring care management to the holistic needs of the person and not just the diagnosis. The move to value-based care models makes it imperative for healthcare …

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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