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Social Needs | Social Determinants of Health

Addressing social needs or social determinants of health and other tactics that strengthen emotional stability are essential for total patient health across all populations. How are some organizations leading the way?

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Leadership

Rebooting Health Care: An Optimistic Outlook

The U.S. health care system may seem broken, but it’s on its way to greatness, according to the authors of Health Care Reboot. They discuss their optimism for U.S. health care reform, particularly on the social determinants of health, payment, consumerism, and technology.

30-Day Mortality Rates at Non-Teaching and Major Teaching Hospitals 2013-2014 - value-based care at academic medical centers

New Marketplace

What Value-Based Payment Means for Academic Medical Centers

Academic medical centers must become as dedicated to advancing operational and clinical efficiency as they have been to advancing the science of medicine.

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Care Redesign

Finding the Cause of the Crises: Opioids, Pain, Suicide, Obesity, and Other “Epidemics”

Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.

Elements of a Sustainable Complex Care Management Contract

New Marketplace

Sustainable Financing for Complex Care Management Is Critical to a Value-Driven Health Care System

Care management should be payer-agnostic at its core.

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Leadership

Community Health Workers Are Critical

Community health workers really do need to be from the community.

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Leadership

Finding the Resources to Resolve Public Health

To what extent do health departments find the necessary community resources to solve public health problems, and to what extent do they need to build from scratch?

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Leadership

Tapping into Community Resources for SDOH

Lessons from a safety-net health system and the VA on how health systems can work to address the social determinants of health.

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Care Redesign

Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine

Interpersonal medicine is not just about being nice — it’s about being effective.

Evidence Needed for Health Systems Change to Address Social Determinants of Health and Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases in Turn

Care Redesign

Better Clinical Care for Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases Requires a Focus on Social Determinants of Health

To more effectively treat the problems of obesity and diet-related conditions, health systems need to restructure the traditional medical model of care delivery to address the social determinants of health.

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Leadership

Information Sharing: Easy as ABC?

Hospital systems can’t “just share information.” Transparency takes work. But what does that work involve?

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