Health outcomes

Why SDOH buzz is becoming a roar among health plans – Health Article

There was nary a session at the annual conference of America’s Health Insurance Plans that did not include a mention social determinants of health. Whether it was from the stage or on the show floor, there was widespread acknowledgement that these determinants are crucial factors in achieving the best health of a wide variety of individuals. It’s not that SDOH is completely new to health plans. Several have been working on projects to address how these factors–whether it is lack…

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New tool could predict future cardiac health status for patients – Health Article

Precision Wellness in Silicon Valley has validated a cardiometabolic disease predictive risk engine to accurately predict an individual’s future state of health. The study was performed as part of sponsored precision medicine research with Stanford University to evaluate nearly 417,000 individuals from a United Kingdom Biobank population that was tracked for six years. Risk models that were validated include Type 2 diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and deep vein thrombosis. The economic burden and growing rate of…

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How the supply chain can support shifts in care sites – Health Article

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other industrialized nation, and the continued growth in healthcare spending is creating economic pressures not only for the industry, but also business and consumers. In response, the industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in how it conducts business, moving from volume to value. This move is driving a focus not just on the care delivered, but the overall health of the patient. This requires an understanding of all the services and…

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