Healthcare Business Weekly Update
January 18, 2021  Vol. XII, No. 32
Free Download: Social Determinants of Health Trends: Assistance with Navigating Healthcare Services Rated Most Effective Intervention

One-third of Americans are grappling with stress tied to meeting their basic human needs such as stable housing, adequate food, and reliable transportation, according to the results of a new national survey from Kaiser Permanente. The survey, Social Needs in America, also found that Americans overwhelmingly want healthcare providers to be involved in identifying and addressing these non-medical social needs. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a formal program aimed at addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) increased from 62 percent in 2017 to 92 percent in 2019, according to the Social Determinants of Health Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

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  1. Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network Ranked No. 1 in U.S. for Medicare Savings for Third Straight Year

  2. COVID-19 Deaths Really Are Different. But Best Practices for ICU Care Should Still Apply

  3. Telephonic and Community-Based Care Coordination Model: An Early Engagement Approach for Medicaid Managed Care

  4. Universal Patient-Reported Outcomes Tool Improves Hernia Care

  5. A New Vision for Remote Patient Monitoring: Creating Sustainable Financial, Operational and Clinical Outcomes

  6. Principles of Care Established for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders

  7. Social Determinants and Population Health: Redesigning Care Management to Bridge Clinical and Non-Medical Services

  8. More Than Half of COVID-19 Healthcare Workers at Risk for Mental Health Problems

  9. Nurse Involvement Promotes Discussion of Advanced Care Planning During Office Visits

  10. Integrated Medical, Pharmacy and Behavioral Benefit Design Delivers Better Health Outcomes and Improves Affordability

  11. Care Coordination Trends: Telephonic Interventions Drive Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Care Quality

  12. Centralized Care Management to Reduce Readmissions and Avoidable ED Visits in High-Risk Populations

  13. Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Outcomes

  14. Intermountain Healthcare and Empiric Health Receive Patent for Clinical Analytics Methodology to Improve Surgical Patient Outcomes and Reduce Healthcare Costs

  15. Spikes in Cardiovascular Deaths Shown To Be an Indirect Cost of COVID-19 Pandemic

  16. Three Trends Driving the Adoption of Telehealth

  17. UW Researchers Develop Tool To Equitably Distribute Limited Vaccines

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