Apr 15 2022
0

2022 Q1 Top Health Equity Resources

Blog, Patient Experience, Quality of Care, Social Determinants

As we close out the first quarter of 2022, we want to share some of the new and updated health equity resources that are helping us understand and address health equity. This is not an exhaustive list. It encompasses the links and data that we have found helpful in the work that we do at […]

Read More
Feb 14 2020
0

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers

Blog, Patient Compliance, Social Determinants

When treating certain health conditions, physicians are faced with the challenge of motivating patients to change their behaviors. Successful management of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes, hinges on a patient’s willingness and ability to alter their day-to-day actions, including diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking—but what happens when there are […]

Read More
Jan 17 2020
0

What are Social Determinants of Health?

Blog, Social Determinants

Social determinants of health (SDOH) is a term used to describe the conditions where people live, learn, work, play, and age that directly affect their health outcomes and risks. While the ability to influence these factors has traditionally been viewed as something outside the role of clinical care, government initiatives are placing increasing responsibility for […]

Read More
Dec 5 2019
0

4 Strategies for Closing Gaps in Care

Blog, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Social Determinants

To improve quality scores and patient outcomes, healthcare organizations often need to implement strategies that close gaps in care. When there are gaps in patient care, individuals are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, which can result in readmission, lower quality and satisfaction scores, and increased costs for healthcare providers. However, closing these gaps […]

Read More
Nov 5 2019
0

How Can Hospitals Impact Social Determinants of Health?

Blog, Social Determinants

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), or the economic and social conditions that influence the health of patients, have a significant impact on medical outcomes. Factors like homelessness, food insecurity, education quality, and employment opportunities all play a role in an individual’s health and well-being—in fact, some experts say more than 80% of health is directly […]

Read More