In a report this week, the National Quality Forum laid out a road map for healthcare organizations so they can better measure patients' social risk factors.
With health systems treating larger and more diverse patient populations, leaders are looking for managers focused on retaining a workforce that reflects the community.
While there is increasing awareness that what creates health is more than clinical excellence, there is still much work to do.
Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.
As healthcare providers increase their population health management efforts, learning how to identify and sustain meaningful relationships with community stakeholders is key to successful interventions.
An estimated 10% to 15% of the Bronx's 120,000 residents from West Africa may be infected with hepatitis B. Montefiore has launched a community outreach campaign to inform the community about health risks, screening and treatment.
Dr. John Raymond, CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, thinks there is an critical element sorely missing in the training of aspiring physicians: compassion.
Memorial Hermann, a 16-hospital health system based in Houston, began asking patients in October 2015 if they had enough food at home. About 18% of the adult population in Harris County, Texas, suffers from food insecurity.
The president of America's Essential Hospitals, Dr. Bruce Siegel, said he worries that efforts to repeal and replace the ACA will not only leave millions of Americans uninsured, but also hamper efforts to advance population health.
As the Senate debates and amends its Obamacare replacement bill projected to leave 22 million without insurance, a new report found that those with insurance live longer than the uninsured.
Having orchestrated millions of dollars in savings in the supply chain, a group of 10 hospitals in Kentucky is now turning their attention to a larger challenge: managing population health.
How this Houston-based health system acquired new skills to tackle population health