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Tackling the social determinants of health

Tackling the social determinants of health

Urban public health departments are launching new initiatives to address the social determinants of ill health, which are now seen as a contributing factor to the social unrest of recent years. Experts say such efforts represent an evolution of the core mission of public health departments.


Research

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.


Technology

Innovations: Using data to create custom care plans

Innovations: Using data to create custom care plans

Managing large patient populations within value-based reimbursement models is placing new demands on clinical support staff to improve patient care coordination. It's created the need for software programs that go well beyond the typical electronic health record.

People

2016 ACHE Awards: Recognizing outstanding healthcare achievement

2016 ACHE Awards: Recognizing outstanding healthcare achievement

The annual awards presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives recognize accomplished industry leaders at various stages of their careers. Read profiles of this year's winners, who will be feted during ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership set for March 14-17 in Chicago.

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