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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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Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and the Community

Social determinants massively impact care; yet a lack of tools to manage these psychosocial needs widens the gap between healthcare and positive health outcomes. We see a healthcare system where assessing psychosocial needs is critical to sustainability. In the waiting room, patients take our web-based screening tool; we use that data to refer patients to available resources to address their social needs. Personalized ...more »

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Vision for Healthcare’s Blindside: Savings from Screening & Addressing Social Determinants of Health

A recent RWJF Report features healthcare’s blindside: 4 out of 5 of physicians feel unequipped to address social determinants that impact patient health, such as hunger & housing needs. To ensure healthcare investment, we need financial models of healthcare savings from identifying and addressing hardships. Children's HealthWatch proposes 3 key steps: 1. Examine whether hardships (food, housing, & energy insecurity) ...more »

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EHK: Miranda Rights for Your Health and Health Care

In the U.S. health system, what you DON’T know and DON’T say can be used against you. Pervasive health knowledge gaps plague the U.S. public. Many know little - or overlook much - regarding fundamental concepts of determinants of health, engagement, and the basic mechanics of health care and health benefits. Health care reform’s major challenge is NOT poor marketing of the ACA and Essential Health Benefits (EHB); ...more »

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An innovative social services EHR connecting communities with comprehensive care

Referral is a health and social service best practice. It’s done on everyone’s best days; but what about when time is tight or client needs are outside of a provider’s expertise? Systematically supporting comprehensive referral as part of everyday practice promotes care for the whole client, not just pieces of a client. Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a direct service nonprofit public health institute, will ...more »

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A different primary care visit

Traditional primary care has an important role to play in keeping a population healthy. But the social determinants of health – income, relationships, community, education – all have the potential to either support or derail the important work being done there. Let’s turn the primary care visit upside down, starting with kids. Children and parents have a better chance at being healthy by making the social determinants ...more »

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