Healthcare Business Weekly Update, October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019  Vol. XI, No. 20
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. Spread of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2019: Gauging the Impact of Pathways to Success

  2. Two Percent of Population in the Top 10 Percent of Health Spending for Five Years

  3. Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization: Benchmarks and Metrics

  4. Maps Illustrate "Hotspots" where Poor Housing Quality, Childhood Asthma, and High Medicaid Enrollment Converge in New York City

  5. Too Many Older Adults Readmitted To Hospitals with Same Infections They Took Home

  6. Infographic: Staying Ahead of Rising Costs of Quality Patient Care

  7. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  8. New Chart: What Are the Key Factors to Measure the Impact of Health Coaching on an Individual

  9. Evidence-Based Health Coaching: Patient-Centered Competencies for Population Health

  10. Widely Used Healthcare Prediction Algorithm Biased Against Black People

  11. Predictive Healthcare Analytics: Four Pillars for Success

  12. Mounting Pressure from Value-Based Reimbursement Models Drives Clinical Improvement Strategy at Allina Health System

  13. Clinical Fellows Launch 6 Projects To Reduce Medical Overuse

  14. HHS Awards $16 Million to Help Primary Care Practices Address Patients' Unhealthy Alcohol Use

  15. Algorithm Identifies Cancer Patients in Need of Advance Care Planning Conversations

  16. Population Health Management Trends: Investing in Social Health Determinants' Data Collection and Analysis

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

  18. National Quality Forum Leads National Call to Address Social Determinants of Health through Quality and Payment Innovation

  19. Global Health Security Index Finds Significant Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

  20. Cleveland Clinic Study Finds Functional Medicine Model is Associated with Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life

  21. Healthcare System Must Address Clinician Burnout To Ensure High Quality Patient Care

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