[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

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

Care Managers Key in Addressing SDoH, Driving Health Equity

Care managers play a pivotal role in addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) for their patient populations. With eyes on all patients in the group as well as a comprehensive understanding of the resources available, care managers have a unique vantage point, empowering them to make a big impact on their patients, especially when considering SDoH risk… Continue reading Care Managers Key in Addressing SDoH, Driving Health Equity

Medical Economics: Benefits of blending population health and hyper-local health barrier strategies to address SDOH

ACOs have traditionally approached SDOH through a population health lens. However, in this article from Medical Economics our Founder and CEO, Hillit Meidar-Alfi, PhD explores how risk-bearing organizations can broaden their perspective on SDOH by including strategies that address health barriers at the individual level, which can address the root causes of health issues. By… Continue reading Medical Economics: Benefits of blending population health and hyper-local health barrier strategies to address SDOH

MedCity News: A Paradigm Shift Towards Reimbursing the Root Causes of Diseases

We all know healthcare has traditionally been reactive in nature, with the focus being on treating symptoms as they arise. However, with the shift towards value-based care, it has become increasingly important to identify and address the underlying root cause of health issues. Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicaid currently do not provide any reimbursement to healthcare… Continue reading MedCity News: A Paradigm Shift Towards Reimbursing the Root Causes of Diseases

Improving Health Literacy Improves Health Equity

With Health Literacy Month underway, opportunity abounds to evaluate the health literacy of various populations and organizations alike and to implement tactics to improve health literacy for all. Doing so has important implications for driving health equity. Updated Definition of Health Literacy  Health literacy has two key facets: personal and organizational. Historically, personal health literacy covered a person’s ability… Continue reading Improving Health Literacy Improves Health Equity

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Care Models

The shift towards value-based healthcare models is a significant step toward a more efficient and patient-centered healthcare system. Despite the challenges of this shift, managing patients effectively within this framework is crucial to ensuring their well-being and the financial sustainability of risk-based organizations. The role of social determinants of health (SDoH) is essential in maintaining… Continue reading Leveraging Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Care Models

How Caseload Size Impacts Care Managers and Patient Outcomes

Discover how technology assists care managers in identifying social determinants of health, refining interventions, and achieving better patient outcomes amid staffing shortages.

In the News: N.J.-Based ACO Partners to Improve Social Determinants Focus

New Jersey-based Shore Quality Partners (SQP) is designed to help its participants improve patient care through quality and cost improvements. Robert Shea Wisler, the accountable care organization’sdirector of population health and analytics, says that a partnership with a company called Spatially Health is helping it better address social drivers of poor health outcomes. Shore Quality… Continue reading In the News: N.J.-Based ACO Partners to Improve Social Determinants Focus

In the News: What They’re Watching: Hillit Meidar-Alfi, Spatially Health

Hillit Meidar-Alfi, the founder and CEO of Spatially Health, told us at the recent 2023 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference about how her organization is working to foster a better understanding of the role that social determinants of health play in healthcare delivery for many Floridians. Meidar-Alfi noted that around 74% of the… Continue reading In the News: What They’re Watching: Hillit Meidar-Alfi, Spatially Health