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Tag: Health Disparities

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers | Man Breaking Cigarette in Half

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers

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 barriers...

Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Patient Behavior, Patient Centered Care, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Social Determinants

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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What are Social Determinants of Health?

What are Social Determinants of Health?

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 a patient’s whole health...

Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Social Determinants

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Health Literacy and Hospital Readmission Rates

Health Literacy and Hospital Readmission Rates

Readmission rates are a concern for many hospitals, as admitting the same patient multiple times is costly, and, if readmission rates for the facility are higher than average, it can lead to penalties under the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). As such, many organizations are continuously looking for ways to reduce readmission rates, including...

AMI, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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Craig Parker, CEO, Guideway Care CEO

Craig Parker Tells the Guideway Care Story in a Techbilder’s Blog

The story behind Guideway Care goes back to the early 2000s, when a team from UAB led by Ed Partridge and Mona Fouad secured a grant to conduct women’s health screenings in rural Alabama. Their goal was to eliminate the disparities in disease detection and treatment between rural and urban regions. Read more at http://www.techbilders.com/index.php/2017/10/11/craig-parker-guideway-care/.

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Patient Navigation, Rural Health, UAB Medicine

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Dr. Edward E. Partridge, Guideway Care CMO, 2018 Healthcare Bundled Payments Conference

Guideway Care Welcomes Chief Medical Officer, Edward E. Partridge, M.D.

Birmingham, AL, October 3, 2017: Edward E. Partridge, M.D., has been named chief medical officer of Birmingham, Alabama-based Guideway Care, according to an announcement by Craig Parker, the company’s president and CEO. Dr. Partridge, recognized as one of the country’s leading gynecologic-oncologists, is highly regarded for his work to improve access to quality health care for underserved populations...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Coordination, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, OCM, Oncology Care Model, Patient Navigation, UAB Medicine

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