Socials Determinants of Health

The Institute for Functional Medicine Appoints Three New Board Members | Business Wire | 9/10/2020

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 10, 2020– The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has named three new members to its Governing Board of Directors: Gail Christopher, DN, David Harris, and Loren Israelsen. These new members are renowned leaders and experts in the fields of health equity, policy, philanthropy, wellness medicine, and human performance. The election of these new board members represents critical steps towards achieving the advancement of functional …

Aunt Bertha and Geisinger Partner to Launch New Social Care Platform for Pennsylvania Residents | PR Newswire | 8/13/2020

AUSTIN, Texas Today, Aunt Bertha , America’s leading search and referral platform of social service organizations, announces its partnership with Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, to support Geisinger’s new social care platform, Neighborly , which launched in March. This is one of many partnerships for Aunt Bertha in Pennsylvania , including those with Gateway Health and Highmark Health. Aunt Bertha’s growing customer base in Pennsylvania continues to amplify the …

Brown & Toland Physicians Named Elite Medical Group for 14th Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 8/12/2020

Brown & Toland Physicians Named Elite Medical Group for 14th Consecutive Year News provided by Aug 12, 2020, 07:00 ET Share this article OAKLAND, Calif. , Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Brown & Toland Physicians has been awarded “Elite” status by America’s Physician Groups (APG) — the organization’s highest ranking — as part of its 2020 Standards of Excellence (SOE ® ) survey. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Bay Area independent practice association has earned …

Grady’s new Jesse Hill Market provides food as medicine to improve patient health | PR Newswire | 8/12/2020

PRNewswire/ – Grady Health System’s new Jesse Hill Market opened today, offering fresh, nutritious food for patients, staff, and the surrounding community. Located on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive on the ground floor of the hospital parking deck, the market takes Grady’s Food as Medicine program to the next level as a patient resource for fresh produce, nutrition and cooking education. Cooking demonstrations and nutrition education will help patients develop healthy eating …

Allergy & Asthma Network Secures PCORI Engagement Award, CDC Grant to Reduce COVID-19 and Asthma Disparities | PR Newswire | 8/12/2020

VIENNA, Va. COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact it has had on racial and ethnic groups has put a spotlight on longstanding healthcare inequalities in the United States . Asthma disparities, for one, have long affected African Americans, who face significantly higher rates of emergency department visits and death due to the chronic disease. Allergy & Asthma Network is responding to this crisis by collaborating with new initiatives to address the needs …

Molina Healthcare Announces “The MolinaCares Accord,” With a $150 Million Initial Funding Commitment | Business Wire | 8/11/2020

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 11, 2020– Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) (“Molina”) today announced the launch of The MolinaCares Accord (“The Accord”), representing a commitment to building stronger communities through improving people’s health and lives. Branded “MolinaCares, Building Stronger Communities…One Life at a Time ,” The Accord will channel substantial investments into solving the many gaps that exist in the access to, and delivery of, health care today …

Medline Announces 2020 Community Impact Grant Program to Help Stimulate Health Equity | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

NORTHFIELD, Ill. , July 22, Vulnerable communities impacted by health inequities could soon receive funding to help improve population health through a Medline Community Impact Grant program announced today. The Medline Foundation will award $250,000 total in grants to non-profit organizations to help improve the well-being of people, patients and the community at large. Vulnerable communities impacted by health inequities could soon receive funding to help improve population health …

Tivity Health to Issue Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results After Market Close on August 5 | PR Newswire | 7/22/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , July 22, Tivity Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY ) today announced that its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2020 , will be released after market close on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 , followed the same day by a conference call and live webcast scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET . Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live by registering at the following website prior to …

Wash & Wear Community Mask Project to Provide 100,000 Reusable Medline Facemasks in Chicago’s Hardest Hit Communities | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

CHICAGO , June 23, Medline, in collaboration with YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Knowality, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), announced today the creation of the “Wash and Wear Community Mask Project.” This production and distribution initiative will supply 100,000 reusable Medline facemasks to people living in underserved Chicago neighborhoods that are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The facemask giveaway comes one week after Medline committed $1 million …

The NRP Group to Build Affordable Housing and a 2,500-SF Community Anchored Outreach Center in the Glenville Neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

CLEVELAND , June 24, The NRP Group, a vertically integrated, best-in-class developer, builder and manager of multifamily housing, has been awarded housing credits in a competitive application process administered by the Ohio Finance Housing Agency (OHFA). The credits will be used to build affordable housing in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio . Photo credit: RDL Architects Photo credit: RDL Architects To be developed at East 105th and Churchill Road …

AmeriHealth Caritas Hires New Chief Data Officer and Chief Analytics Officer to Transform Care Management with Data Intelligence | Business Wire | 6/24/2020

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 24, 2020– As part of a two-pronged effort to drive innovation through technology and data, AmeriHealth Caritas , a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that it has appointed Harish Nakra as chief data officer (CDO) and Vinod Swarna as chief analytics officer (CAO). The newly created roles reflect the organization’s increased focus on …

Children’s Minnesota reaffirms need to address structural racism, health disparities, among other issues | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

MINNEAPOLIS As a result of its 2019 community health needs assessment, Children’s Minnesota has identified five key issues that will guide the health system’s work going forward. Partnering with community stakeholders, Children’s Minnesota will prioritize addressing structural racism, health disparities, economic opportunity and income, mental health and developmental well-being and access to resources. Recognizing that eighty percent of what impacts the health of children happens outside hospital and clinic …

‘Ohana Health Plan Supports Communities in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic | PR Newswire | 6/22/2020

KAPOLEI, Hawaii , June 22, As residents across Hawaii continue to face challenges beyond medical care due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Ohana Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare company, is partnering with community-based organizations and other programs to provide access to food and other essential supplies across Oahu . Staff members and volunteers with the YMCA of Honolulu prepare food for the Oahu community …

Roseman University of Health Sciences Appoints New College of Medicine Leadership Team Led by Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr. | PR Newswire | 6/22/2020

PRNewswire/ – Roseman University of Health Sciences President Dr. Renee Coffman has appointed Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., MD as dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine. Dr. Greer joined the University on June 1, 2020 with the goal of establishing an innovative mid-21 st Century, Las Vegas -based medical school that will align students, educators, and community in designing and delivering an inclusive and collaborate environment for learning, healthcare …

Food Equality Network, FEI presents a live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy featuring a diverse panel to promote health equity. | PRWeb | 6/19/2020

Food Equality Network, FEI presents a live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy featuring a diverse panel to promote health equity. Share Article A Live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy will discuss racial equality, the Social Determinants of Health, and how to promote health equity and share resources to reduce racial disparities in food allergy. “The For the Health™ webinar is …

InquisitHealth Earns Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) | PRWeb | 6/19/2020

InquisitHealth Earns Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Share Article Through successful delivery of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) via a partnership with the Alaska Department of Health and funding from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), InquisitHealth achieves the highest available Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “InquisitHealth’s telephonic DPP has …

Service Coordinators are Unsung First Responders in Fight Against COVID-19 | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

DAYTON, Ohio St. Mary Development Corporation is a member of the Ohio Statewide Service Coordination Network, which is a statewide network of service coordinators serving Ohio’s affordable housing and aging services providers. Members of this network have been instrumental in coordinating a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have ensured that vulnerable older adults remain connected to vital services and supports while sheltering in their own homes. Service coordinators …

Clear Arch Health Senior Vice President Chris A. Otto to Speak on American Telemedicine Association Conference Panel | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla. , June 18, Clear Arch Health , a leading provider of mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology, announced today that Chris A. Otto , Senior Vice President of Clear Arch Health, will speak on a panel at the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Conference. The event, which will be held virtually June 22-26 , will include critical discussions on topics such as telehealth adoption, chronic care …

Montefiore And Einstein Lead Major NYC Health Centers In Publishing Largest Body Of Data In The US About Pregnant Women And COVID | PR Newswire | 6/18/2020

BRONX, N.Y. , June 18, Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in collaboration with four major New York City academic health centers, published the largest review to date of birth outcomes among women with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology on June 16, 2020 , this unprecedented data reviewed 241 births to women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 who delivered between March …

Food Equality Initiative, FEI presents a live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy featuring a diverse panel to promote health equity | PRWeb | 6/18/2020

Food Equality Initiative, FEI presents a live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy featuring a diverse panel to promote health equity Share Article A Live webinar, For The Health™: A Conversation on Race & Food Allergy will discuss racial equality, the Social Determinants of Health, and how to promote health equity and share resources to reduce racial disparities in food allergy. “The For the Health™ webinar is …

Warriors Heart and Humana Military announce an In-Network Agreement for Addiction and posttraumatic stress Treatment for “Warriors Only” | PRWeb | 6/17/2020

Warriors Heart and Humana Military announce an In-Network Agreement for Addiction and posttraumatic stress Treatment for “Warriors Only” Share Article Warriors Heart, a private, licensed, and accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitative treatment provider is now in-network with Humana Military, contractor for the TRICARE East region, specifically for the “warrior population.” Private residential treatment provider Warriors Heart is now an in-network provider for Humana Military as of 6/17/2020 …

FAU Now Offers COVID-19 Contact Tracing And Risk-Reduction Public Health Certificate | PR Newswire | 6/17/2020

BOCA RATON, Fla. , June 17, As cities and states reopen their economies, there is an urgent need to ramp-up contact-tracing capacity. In fact, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of contact tracers are needed in the United States . In response to the high demand for one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S., Florida Atlantic University ‘s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has launched a …

Sunshine Health Supports Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic | PR Newswire | 6/16/2020

Sunshine Health Supports Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic Partnerships and programs address social determinants of health needs throughout Florida News provided by Jun 16, 2020, 07:26 ET Share this article SUNRISE, Fla. , June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people across Florida continue to face challenges that extend beyond medical care, including basic daily needs such as food, internet connectivity and essential supplies. Centene and Sunshine …

Arcadia Adds Value-Based Care Operations Experts to Help ACOs & Health Plans Take on Greater Risk | PR Newswire | 6/16/2020

BURLINGTON, Mass. , June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Arcadia ( arcadia.io ), a widely-recognized leader in population health management, today announced the promotion and addition of two value-based care performance and operations leaders, a further investment in the success of its customers in at-risk value-based care contracts. Debbie Conboy has been promoted to Vice President of Risk Adjustment and Quality Products. In addition, Catherine Turbett has joined the company as …

Heal Ranked 13 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 | PR Newswire | 6/16/2020

Heal Ranked 13 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 News provided by Jun 16, 2020, 08:00 ET Share this article LOS ANGELES , June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Heal , the market-leader in doctor house calls, today announces it has been named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. This nomination further cements Heal’s position on the cutting edge of healthcare and acknowledges the critical role of the social determinants of health. Heal’s …

Population Health

Navvis Earns NCQA Prevalidation for Population Health Management | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 28, 2020– Navvis, a leading population health company, today announced achieving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Prevalidation for Population Health Management. Coreo Analytics 3.2+, a core component of the company’s population health platform, earned Health Plan and Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation for 2018 through 2020, and Population Health Program Accreditation for 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https …

Behavioral Health

Navvis Earns NCQA Prevalidation for Population Health Management | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

… health company, today announced achieving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Prevalidation for Population Health Management. Coreo Analytics 3.2+, a core component of the company’s population health platform, earned Health Plan and Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation for 2018 through 2020, and Population Health Program Accreditation for 2019. This milestone demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to the highest levels of quality and value across its market-based population health solutions …

Health Management

Navvis Earns NCQA Prevalidation for Population Health Management | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 28, 2020– Navvis, a leading population health company, today announced achieving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Prevalidation for Population Health Management. Coreo Analytics 3.2+, a core component of the company’s population health platform, earned Health Plan and Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation for 2018 through 2020, and Population Health Program Accreditation for 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https …

Behavioral Healthcare

Navvis Earns NCQA Prevalidation for Population Health Management | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

… health company, today announced achieving National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Prevalidation for Population Health Management. Coreo Analytics 3.2+, a core component of the company’s population health platform, earned Health Plan and Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditation for 2018 through 2020, and Population Health Program Accreditation for 2019. This milestone demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to the highest levels of quality and value across its market-based population health solutions …

National Institutes of Health

Q2i Awarded NIH/NIDA Grant to Develop and Evaluate Digital Technology to Improve Successful Community Reintegration of Recently Released Justice-Involved Individuals With Substance Use Disorders | PR Newswire | 4/28/2020

BOSTON , April 28, Q2i , a provider of digital health technology today announced they have been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With over 12 million arrested each year, the United States incarcerates more people both in absolute numbers and per capita than any other country in the world. Social determinants of health (SDOH) such as living conditions and …

Medicaid

AdhereHealth Expands its Medication Adherence Technology Solution into the Commercial Insurance Market | PR Newswire | 4/23/2020

… pharmacy costs. AdhereHealth has been supporting medication adherence for self-insured employers and government-sponsored health plans for more than a decade, including Medicare Advantage and Qualified Health Plan Star Ratings, and managed Medicaid pay-for-performance programs. Today, the Adhere platform touches nearly 30 million consumers through predictive analytics embedded into a purpose-built clinical workflow technology that acts as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool to address consumer …

Medicare

SCAN Health Plan Allocates More Than $5 Million to Support Coronavirus Relief for Seniors | PR Newswire | 4/15/2020

LONG BEACH, Calif. , April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – SCAN Health Plan ® , a not-for-profit provider of Medicare Advantage health plans to seniors in California , today announced it is committing $5.1 million to address a variety of needs for vulnerable seniors and others at risk due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With deep seated, community-based roots, SCAN’s financial commitment to help stakeholders during the current crisis aligns …

ACO

AI Used to Identify High Risk COVID-19 Safety Net Patients in Cook County | PR Newswire | 3/16/2020

… data science platform, to identify Medicaid patients who are at the most risk from COVID-19. ClosedLoop.ai’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Index or an AI-based predictive model was used in combination with MHN ACO’s patient demographics, social determinants of health, claims and clinical activity to create a predictive model that allows MHN to prioritize care management outreach to patients who are likely to have a heightened vulnerability to severe complications …

Home Health

The Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… a full spectrum of health care and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education …

Mental Health

NEW REPORT from RAM Technologies, Inc.: Loneliness and Social Isolation in the MA Population | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

… particular – driving up costs for isolated seniors at a rate similar to high blood pressure and arthritis. Medicare Advantage goes well beyond traditional healthcare, incorporating innovative benefit design to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of America’s seniors while controlling costs, FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise software for Medicare Advantage and Special Needs health plans, is pleased to …

Community Health

INVENTING SOCIAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Extensive New Report Examines Social Issues Impacting America’s Emergency Departments, Establishes Framework for New Field Within Clinical and Academic Emergency Medicine | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… Determinants of Health; Homelessness and the Practice of Emergency Medicine: Challenges, Gaps in Care and Moral Obligations; A Paradigm Shift to Interrupt the Bi-Directional Flow Driving Community Violence; and Emergency Physicians as Community Health Advocates. “By the nature of our work–by repeatedly caring for the victims of violence and poverty and other social ills—emergency medicine providers have developed the cultural competence and expertise to care for the …

Electronic Health Records

The Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… Atrium Health notes that the NPPC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening Implementation Pilot Project comes on the heels of a newly integrated social determinants of health screening that Atrium Health embedded into its electronic health records. These screenings will enable clinicians and providers to understand the effects of a patient’s social and economic status to provide a more personalized approach to care to fit each individual patient’s needs and connect …

Medicare Advantage

NEW REPORT from RAM Technologies, Inc.: Loneliness and Social Isolation in the MA Population | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

… same, loneliness and social isolation. These quieter social determinants afflict all Americans – and Medicare beneficiaries in particular – driving up costs for isolated seniors at a rate similar to high blood pressure and arthritis. Medicare Advantage goes well beyond traditional healthcare, incorporating innovative benefit design to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of America’s seniors while controlling costs, FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in …

Digital Health

Inside Digital Health™ Presents a Live Webinar on ‘Hospitals and Homelessness: Reducing ED Visits and Addressing Social Determinants of Care’ | Business Wire | 11/27/2019

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 27, 2019– Inside Digital Health ™, a trusted digital resource that delivers information that healthcare decision makers and physicians need to confidently navigate the digital transformation, will host a live webinar on “Hospitals and Homelessness: Reducing ED Visits and Addressing Social Determinants of Care” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. EST. “The disconnect between medical care organizations and their surrounding communities is a gap that …

Case Management

Inside Digital Health™ Presents a Live Webinar on ‘Hospitals and Homelessness: Reducing ED Visits and Addressing Social Determinants of Care’ | Business Wire | 11/27/2019

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 27, 2019– Inside Digital Health ™, a trusted digital resource that delivers information that healthcare decision makers and physicians need to confidently navigate the digital transformation, will host a live webinar on “Hospitals and Homelessness: Reducing ED Visits and Addressing Social Determinants of Care” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. EST. “The disconnect between medical care organizations and their surrounding communities is a gap that …

Readmissions

All Florida Home Health Achieves Overall 4.5-Star Quality Rating From CMS | PR Newswire | 11/26/2019

… wound care, ostomies care, catheter care, Psychiatric nursing care, rehabilitative physical, occupational and speech therapies, and social work. Our services help patients stay at home by helping to prevent hospital visits, reducing hospital readmissions, managing chronic illness through support and education, improving home safety, and providing non-medical personal assistance. All Florida home health professionals are committed to working closely with our patients’ physicians and health care providers. Together, we …

Hospital Readmissions

All Florida Home Health Achieves Overall 4.5-Star Quality Rating From CMS | PR Newswire | 11/26/2019

… nutrition; wound care, ostomies care, catheter care, Psychiatric nursing care, rehabilitative physical, occupational and speech therapies, and social work. Our services help patients stay at home by helping to prevent hospital visits, reducing hospital readmissions, managing chronic illness through support and education, improving home safety, and providing non-medical personal assistance. All Florida home health professionals are committed to working closely with our patients’ physicians and health care providers. Together …

Care Networks

Independent Living Systems Announces Appointment of Industry Veteran Stuart Williams as New General Counsel | PR Newswire | 11/26/2019

MIAMI Independent Living Systems (“ILS”) has appointed Stuart Williams as General Counsel. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for legal strategy and compliance, litigation, and regulatory issues and will support ILS, Florida Community Care (“FCC”), and other ILS subsidiaries. FCC is a Provider Services Network that has been awarded a contract by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”) to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in all 11 regions …

Home Care

Humana Improves Health and Reduces $3.5 Billion in Health Care Costs through Medicare Advantage Value-Based Care Programs | Business Wire | 11/21/2019

… and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the …

Credentialing

Record $34.5 Million Gift From Rainbow Foundation Supports Patient Care | PR Newswire | 11/20/2019

… years and was ranked in eight pediatric specialties in 2018 - 2019, including: Neonatology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology and Urology. The hospital is also designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet hospital, the highest honor an organization can receive for excellence in professional nursing practice. About UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s A nationally ranked leader in pediatric healthcare …

Coordinated Care

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Selects Netsmart CareManager to Support Its Population Health Management Activities | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… care with them.” About the Visiting Nurse Service of New York For over 125 years, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) has been at the forefront of health care innovation and coordinated care management in the home. Serving the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United …

Telehealth

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Selects Netsmart CareManager to Support Its Population Health Management Activities | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

… comprehensive care management from experienced experts, enabling them to avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and rehospitalizations. About Netsmart Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges (HIEs), analytics and telehealth solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and …

Medical Education

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine to be Named in Honor of Late Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

… us as an organization to take a stake in housing and food security, clean air, safe recreational space, and reducing gun violence, among other concerns. These and other topics will be woven into medical education at the new school, and that consciousness among generations of newly minted physicians will be a lasting part of Bernard’s legacy as a national health care leader.” “Bernard spent his entire career focused on ensuring …

Social Determinants of Health

Intermountain Healthcare Leaders Deliver Annual Report to the Community | Business Wire | 11/16/2019

… patients. Highlights of the presentation included: Intermountain is taking the approach of “moving upstream” to improve health in the community. This includes a multi-year $12 million partnership with local agencies to address social determinants of health such as adequate housing, transportation, access to healthy foods, and education. Intermountain is making medical care more affordable in multiple ways: - Intermountain joined with other not-for-profit healthcare systems and philanthropies to …

Addiction Treatment

Workit Health Expands Telehealth Addiction Care Program to New Jersey | PRWeb | 11/8/2019

… state experienced record drug deaths for the fourth straight year, with the overwhelming number of deaths being opioid-related. It’s estimated that even in the face of this crisis only one quarter of addiction treatment providers offer medication like buprenorphine — recognized as the gold standard of care for opioid-use disorder by SAMHSA. “New Jersey has taken the lead on expanding access to buprenorphine by allowing paramedics to offer treatment …

Solera Health

Solera Deepens Bench of Healthcare Leadership with New Advisory Board Additions | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… traditional medical care. Solera is HITRUST certified, the most prestigious certification for meeting healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information. For more information, visit Solera at www.soleranetwork.com . SOURCE Solera Health Related Links http://www.soleranetwork.com …

Solera Health Named Best Overall MedTech Company in 2019 by MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program | PR Newswire | 6/5/2019

PHOENIX , June 5, Solera Health , a company committed to changing lives by guiding people to better health in their communities, has been named “Best Overall MedTech Company” by MedTech Breakthrough , an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market. Judges selected Solera based on the proven success of its technology platform that matches people to the highest quality, evidence-based digital …

Innovaccer

Innovaccer Launches Data Activation Solution to Enable ACOs’ Seamless Transition to Value-Based Care | PR Newswire | 7/9/2019

… risks. Although ACOs are leading the transition from volume-based care to value-based care, a lot of them face the lack of confidence in meeting the quality and cost benchmarks. Continue Reading Innovaccer When ACOs don’t have adequate knowledge and control over the network, earning shared savings can be quite challenging. Data from disparate sources such as EHRs, payer claims, PMS and HIEs are pieces of a network’s puzzle …

Innovaccer Releases Healthcare’s First-Ever Research That Enhances the Risk Models to Predict the Future Cost of Care | PR Newswire | 6/20/2019

SAN FRANCISCO Innovaccer Inc. , a leading healthcare data activation company, has taken a major step towards revolutionizing the way we identify the high-risk patients and perform population health management with their in-house research on estimating the future cost of care based on past medical history, clinical and socio-economic data, and many other factors. Continue Reading Innovaccer The research paper, titled “Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Healthcare: Enhancing Risk …

UnitedHealth

HealthBI Supports Expanding ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants of Health | PR Newswire | 5/16/2019

PHOENIX In a show of solidarity with the growing movement among health professionals to overcome the social barriers impacting patient health, HealthBI , a division of Equality Health , announced today that it fully supports the joint initiative between UnitedHealthCare and the American Medical Association (AMA) to better understand and address social barriers and advocate expansion of the ICD-10 code set to include a more comprehensive set of codes related to …

UnitedHealthcare Awarding $1 Million to Memphis-Area Nonprofits to Help Address Social Determinants of Health | Business Wire | 5/13/2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $1 million in grants to seven Memphis-area nonprofit organizations to expand their services that address key social determinants of health, and improve care access and patient outcomes. The grants will support a range of critical needs in Memphis and Shelby County, including dental care, access to fresh and healthy food, addressing senior hunger and social isolation, and promoting …

Atrium Health

The Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

Sverige The Center for Youth Wellness Launches Childhood Adversity Screening Program with Leading North Carolina Health Systems Charlotte pilot program with Atrium Health and Novant Health supports state’s goal to address social, economic and environmental health to improve child and family health outcomes News provided by Center for Youth Wellness Dec 03, 2019, 10:17 ET SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) announced today it …

To Improve Health Outside of Hospital Walls, Atrium Health Commits $10 Million to Affordable Housing | PR Newswire | 6/4/2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 4, Atrium Health announced today a $10 million commitment to continue to build a vibrant community by funding affordable housing initiatives in Charlotte . Poor quality housing can have a direct and lasting negative impact on a person’s health and Atrium Health is building upon ongoing and existing work to improve the health and wellbeing of our Charlotte community. This is the latest example of how Atrium Health

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine to be Named in Honor of Late Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

OAKLAND, Calif. , Nov. 18, The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be named in honor of late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson , reflecting Tyson’s commitment to the future of health care and the school. The decision by the Board of Directors of the School of Medicine was announced today at the memorial service in San Francisco for Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November …

Solera Deepens Bench of Healthcare Leadership with New Advisory Board Additions | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… LLC, Matt Wandoloski , seasoned healthcare executive, Lisa Fitzpatrick , MD and former medical director for Washington DC’s Medicaid program, and John Mattison , MD, former chief medical information officer and assistant medical director emeritus for Kaiser Permanente. “As the CEO of Solera, I am consistently looking for industry leaders that can add expertise and serve as an advisor to the Solera executive team as we create a new market category. As an …

Humana

Humana and the National Quality Forum Publish Population Health Paper in the New England Journal of Medicine - Business Wire | 4/23/2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Physician leaders from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the National Quality Forum (NQF) explore the impact that social, behavioral and environmental factors – such as access to healthy foods, safe environments and social support – can have on physical and mental health and why these aspects need to be incorporated into payment models. The findings were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in a paper titled …

Humana and the National Quality Forum Publish Population Health Paper in the New England Journal of Medicine | Business Wire | 4/23/2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 23, 2020– Physician leaders from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the National Quality Forum (NQF) explore the impact that social, behavioral and environmental factors – such as access to healthy foods, safe environments and social support – can have on physical and mental health and why these aspects need to be incorporated into payment models. The findings were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine …

AmeriHealth

Newark Competes For Growing Businesses as NVP Labs Welcomes Seventh Class of Tech Startups | PRWeb | 11/6/2019

… model which carries a heavy stigma, in particular with communities of color. MindRight provides culturally responsive mental health coaching over text message, the highly-preferred method of communication for young people. Customers include AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the largest Medicaid insurers in the country looking to tackle social determinants of health within their youth population. Founded in Newark, NJ by Ashley Edwards. omniX : While there’s nearly a billion commercial cameras …

AmeriHealth Caritas’ Inclusion of Community Health-Based Services Reduces Emergency Room Utilization | Business Wire | 7/12/2019

PHILADELPHIA- An analysis of data compiled by AmeriHealth Caritas’ clinical and health care analytics teams indicates that high-risk Medicaid members who receive community-based services, with an emphasis on screening for and addressing the social determinants of health, experience a reduction in hospitalization rates. Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and shape the conditions of daily life. 1 …

UnitedHealthcare

HealthBI Supports Expanding ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants of Health | PR Newswire | 5/16/2019

PHOENIX In a show of solidarity with the growing movement among health professionals to overcome the social barriers impacting patient health, HealthBI , a division of Equality Health , announced today that it fully supports the joint initiative between UnitedHealthCare and the American Medical Association (AMA) to better understand and address social barriers and advocate expansion of the ICD-10 code set to include a more comprehensive set of codes related to …

UnitedHealthcare Awarding $1 Million to Memphis-Area Nonprofits to Help Address Social Determinants of Health | Business Wire | 5/13/2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $1 million in grants to seven Memphis-area nonprofit organizations to expand their services that address key social determinants of health, and improve care access and patient outcomes. The grants will support a range of critical needs in Memphis and Shelby County, including dental care, access to fresh and healthy food, addressing senior hunger and social isolation, and promoting …

Chicago, Illinois

Wash & Wear Community Mask Project to Provide 100,000 Reusable Medline Facemasks in Chicago’s Hardest Hit Communities | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

CHICAGO , June 23, Medline, in collaboration with YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Knowality, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), announced today the creation of the “Wash and Wear Community Mask Project.” This production and distribution initiative will supply 100,000 reusable Medline facemasks to people living in underserved Chicago neighborhoods that are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The facemask giveaway comes one week after Medline committed $1 million …

Meridian Partners with Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness to Screen 1,000 Residents for COVID-19 in Chicago Heights and Kankakee | PR Newswire | 6/11/2020

CHICAGO HEIGHTS , Ill. and KANKAKEE, Ill. Meridian, a leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services in Illinois , announced today it is partnering with Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness to offer COVID-19 PCR tests (to confirm current COVID-19 infection) and antibody testing (to confirm previous COVID-19 infection) at no cost in the Chicago Heights and Kankakee communities. Testing will be offered on a first come, first served …