Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 26, 2019
August 26 , 2019  Vol. XI, No. 12
Free Download: Social Determinants of Health in 2019: 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. Physician Quality Improvement Initiative in California Yields Health Benefit for Patients, $345 Million in Savings

  2. Accountable Communities of Health Have Made Strides

  3. Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success

  4. RAFT Model Cuts Emergency Department Transfers in SNF Population

  5. Six Technologies Have Profound Impacts on Patient Engagement and Physician Practice Workflow

  6. Infographic: Improving Care Quality with Patient Engagement

  7. Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization: Benchmarks and Metrics

  8. New Chart: 6 Considerations for Social Determinants of Health Workflow Creation

  9. 9 Protocols to Promote Patient Engagement in High-Risk, High-Cost Populations

  10. AdventHealth Pilots Nursing Model that Could Transform Patient Care Nationwide

  11. A Collaborative Blueprint for Reducing SNF Readmissions: Driving Results with Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics

  12. Free Rides Could Lead To Better Health Outcomes for Seniors

  13. New HL7® FHIR® Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

  14. 196,000 Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage in Past 3 Years; Yet Some Upsides Remain

  15. Care Coordination in 2019: Telephonic Interventions Drive Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Care Quality

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

  17. Hospital Readiness for Pediatric Emergencies

  18. Anxiety, Depression Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

  19. HHS Proposes Reforms to Increase Coordinated Care, Reduce Provider Burden, and Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment

  20. More Employers Plan to Increase Investments in Employee Health and Wellness

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