A new five-year partnership between the Boston University School of Public Health and Sharecare is launched. Over the past decade, there has been a data explosion in healthcare, especially for tracking, defining, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH). This has included the following: Predictive analytics to prioritize Medicaid…
An interview with a subject matter expert sheds light on one of healthcare’s trendiest topics. Editor’s Note: Ellen Fink-Samnick is a member of the RACmonitor editorial board and a permanent panelist on Monitor Mondays whose areas of expertise include the social determinants of health (SDoH). Chuck Buck recently conducted an online interview with…
With a sea of SDoH reports, what will it take to yield change? America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) recently announced its newest initiative, Project Link. The intent of this well-aimed effort is to address those social and non-clinical issues that can’t simply be addressed by a prescription pad: the social…
Mental health represents the latest dimension of the SDoH. EDITOR’S NOTE: This topic was covered by Ms. Fink-Samnick during her featured appearance on the most recent edition of Monitor Mondays. Mental health condition incidence has trended upward for years, especially for populations at risk of issues associated with the social…
Work requirements appear to be ineffective. At present, 37 states and the District of Columbia have passed Medicaid expansion. All 50 states may not agree on the concept of expansion, yet they share one point of consensus. The reality of high numbers of enrollees dealing with complex health and behavioral…
Accounting for socioeconomic factors is critical to the sustainability of healthcare. Editor’s Note: This article was written as Hurricane Florence was heading directly for the United States’ East Coast. Stores from the Georgia to Delaware have barren shelves where staples, as water and toilet paper are usually stocked. Nature and…
The government of Puerto Rico's official Hurricane Maria death toll at 2,975. The 2017 hurricane season devastated entire regions of the globe, especially states and territories of the United States. Harvey, Irma, and Maria were a storm trifecta that yielded losses so profound, the communities in their paths will be…
New Z codes also aimed at reducing hospital readmissions. The one thing that medicine does not have enough of is abbreviations. So allow me to introduce the RACmonitor audience to another one: SDoH. I am sure many of you are aware of the social determinants of health (SdoH), but for…