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Wellth IT: Syndicate and analyze data to tackle social determinants of health

The U.S spends far more per capita on health care than other countries. Yet experts estimate 75 percent of the factors that undermine population health are not medical. Instead, this is shaped by the social determinants of health – or the socioeconomic, behavioral and environmental conditions of where we are born, live, learn, work and play. While improvements in Health Information Technology and adoption of Electronic ...more »

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World-class, neighborhood-based primary care for all Rhode Islanders

Tons of evidence tells us that robust primary care can improve population health, and that primary care can lower costs by reducing preventable hospital and emergency department use. But primary care only works if everyone has access to—and uses—world-class primary care. We think we can make Rhode Island the first place in the nation to provide world-class primary care to all Rhode Islanders. We’ll do that by building ...more »

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Apps for commodity pricing for more common hospital procedures

Identifying both the price for a clinician and a hospital to perform a procedure are mired in opacity. Complications arise because 3rd party insurance and government endorsed insurance codes yield fixed costs for some. Negotiated discounts are common such that it is almost impossible to find a true cost estimate of commodity procedures routinely performed. The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Program (http://www.cms.gov), ...more »

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Filling Safety Net Gaps One Family at a Time Addresses Social Determinants for Two Generations

Family resources impact health outcomes and medical professionals want to write “social need’ prescriptions. Let’s let them. To a low-income family, one catalytic need – a security deposit, a bed – can be the difference between success and backsliding. Benevolent successfully fills these gaps, working with community organizations and individuals, allowing professionals to post clients’ needs online, and inviting donors ...more »

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Re-engineering health care for cost savings, improved safety

Health care is grossly under-engineered: medical devices don't communicate, treatments aren’t specified and ensured, and outcomes are largely assumed, not measured. A cockpit is simpler than 30 years ago; it’s more error-proof and built-in defenses enhance safety. ICUs, which contain 50-100 pieces of separate electronic equipment, appear unchanged. Patients are at risk for a dozen preventable harms and should receive ...more »

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Review of research articles for audience of patients and the public

The problem is that patients and even community doctors need more than standard research articles and abstracts to understand the results of research, how it affects their health decisions or practice, and next steps. They need a critical review of research articles in plain language and simple to digest format that discusses the significance of the research, the strengths and weaknesses of the results, questions ...more »

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Wish List: A web-based resource tool that supports patients and families of the terminally ill.

The purpose of the " Wish List" is to channel resources to terminaly ill individuals. The WISH LIST is a customized patient-centered website, facebook and/or twitter page managed by a tax exempt non-profit and/or hospice organization. Resource requests will be generated by patient and/or caregiver and may be offers of service and/or financial support. Social media communication will provide a periodic health update ...more »

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