Why Mental Health Matters in Chronic Disease Management

Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis affect millions of people in the United States and are the leading drivers of health care costs. According to the CDC, chronic diseases account for ninety percent of the nation’s $4.5 trillion annual health care expenditures. For individuals living with chronic diseases, managing their condition can be challenging, especially when it comes… Continue reading Why Mental Health Matters in Chronic Disease Management

[Infographic] A Spotlight on Minority Health

April marks National Minority Health Month, providing an opportunity to spotlight the ongoing health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority communities throughout the United States. More than a healthcare issue, these disparities are deeply rooted in broader social determinants of health (SDOH), such as access to nutritious food, stable housing, and quality education. A… Continue reading [Infographic] A Spotlight on Minority Health

Fall Prevention to Improve Patient Outcomes, Reduce Costs

With each year, an increasing number of older adults suffer falls. The CDC recorded over one in four adults fall each year, and those are just the ones that reported the injury. Over half do not tell their provider about the fall. The consequences can be not only serious – the CDC noted 3 million… Continue reading Fall Prevention to Improve Patient Outcomes, Reduce Costs

How SDOH Impact Preventative Care

For Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), success hinges on a fundamental principle: keeping patients healthy while minimizing overall healthcare costs. Value-based care models, the cornerstone of ACOs, prioritize preventative care as a key strategy to achieve these goals. It’s estimated that only 8% of Americans undergo routine preventive screenings, highlighting a significant gap in care. However, the effectiveness… Continue reading How SDOH Impact Preventative Care

Spatially Health Names Leigh Ann Ruggles to Its Advisory Board

Prominent healthcare executive to aid in defining the company’s strategic direction and decision-making processes as the newest Advisory Board member. March 12, 2024. Spatially Health, a cloud-based, health equity platform focused on identifying and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity barriers, is excited to announce the appointment of healthcare leader Leigh Ann… Continue reading Spatially Health Names Leigh Ann Ruggles to Its Advisory Board

MedCity News: From Buzzword to Action: Addressing SDOH to Advance Health Equity

Social determinants of health (SDoH) have become a popular term in healthcare, but what does it really mean to address SDoH in a way that makes a difference? In this article from MedCity News, our CEO, Hillit Meidar-Alfi dives into the challenges and opportunities of putting SDoH into action to advance health equity. Here are… Continue reading MedCity News: From Buzzword to Action: Addressing SDOH to Advance Health Equity

How ACO REACH Organizations Can Hit Health Equity Benchmarks

ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) organizations have both primary and specialty care providers and serve Medicare patients in historically underserved communities with the goal of advancing health equity. New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require ACO REACH groups to not only detail how they deliver on… Continue reading How ACO REACH Organizations Can Hit Health Equity Benchmarks

Innovative Companies Pursue Food as Medicine

With the push towards health equity well underway, risk-bearing organizations look to methods that effectively keep patients healthier for longer. One area of such preventive measures includes leveraging food as medicine. Several innovative companies have programs underfoot to address the benefits of using food to support the health of their patient populations.  Current Food Options… Continue reading Innovative Companies Pursue Food as Medicine

MedCity News: ACO REACH Challenging to Succeed in First Year But Tools Can Help

Succeeding in ACO REACH, especially for newcomers, can be challenging. But it’s not impossible. In this MedCity News article, our own Michael P. Ward, MBA, M.Sc. Health Care Management dives into the key challenges and offers valuable tips to help ACOs thrive: Key Takeaways : 1️⃣ Prioritize Health Equity: Focus on reducing disparities in care… Continue reading MedCity News: ACO REACH Challenging to Succeed in First Year But Tools Can Help

Rosarium Health Partners with Spatially Health

To Increase Accessible Spaces and Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) MIAMI, January 18, 2024. Spatially Health, a cloud-based, health equity platform focused on identifying and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity barriers, has partnered with Rosarium Health, a Houston-based integrated service provider network that improves health outcomes and quality performance by… Continue reading Rosarium Health Partners with Spatially Health