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 …

National Patient Identifier
The Case for a National Patient Identifier: 20...
Written by: Josh Schoeller, Senior Vice President and General Manager

The intention of a national patient identifier started out as a benevolent one: under the guise of HIPAA legislation in 1996, give each patient a unique, permanently assigned number to be used across the entire national healthcare system. Obviously, it’s …

Patient Engagement Outreach Vs Outcomes
Written by: Erin Benson, Senior Director, Market Planning

As the Office of National Coordinator, Health and Human Services and other government entities try to solve the interoperability and data sharing challenge, even among themselves, providers are still floundering. They are wondering which way to turn and which technologies …

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