Social scientists know a lot about the root causes of so much of the ill-health in our society, yet healthcare systems have rarely acted on that knowledge. That's finally starting to change.
The chief executive of EHR vendor Allscripts is excited about machine learning, precision medicine and population health.
Blacks in the U.S. saw a 28% drop in premature death over the last 25 years, narrowing the gap in earlier-than-expected deaths between whites and blacks, according to a new study.
Everyone in Washington agrees bold action to combat the opioid epidemic is long overdue. Yet the legislation advancing in Congress barely qualifies as a start.
Healthcare systems have taken a more active role in trying to reduce the impact of food insecurity as a social determinant of health, work that could be undermined by proposed federal cuts to the country's safety net.
Healthcare leaders need to expand their vision of what it means to pursue population health management to raise quality, lower costs and improve the overall health of their patients.
Baylor Scott & White formed a wellness center with the city of Dallas, which lowered emergency and inpatient utilization and reduced costs.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play a key role in population health in the areas of disease risk and prevention by helping reduce hospitalizations and even offering patients an avenue for self-managed care.
Our in-depth special report explores the role of AI in healthcare and its slow growth in the industry, including how artificial intelligence can improve medical diagnosis, deliver a competitive edge with data, impact healthcare supply chains and play a role in addressing population health.
Guest Commentary: Access to care is only part of our health; equity and inclusion must be part of all we do
Health insurance coupled with quality, affordable care, should be vital components of our national healthcare policy, says Ascension Healthcare CEO Patricia Maryland. But access is only one part of a complex equation that we must solve to help people and communities.
In a new report, the NQF calls on Medicaid programs to work more with healthcare organizations and communities to better manage social disparities.
For those of us on the delivery side of healthcare, let's make a collective resolution for 2018. Let's make this the year we take the future into our own hands on behalf of the communities we serve.