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Julia Friedland
Spotlight on SDOH Data: Assessments & Screening Tools for Social Needs

There is a growing emphasis on the importance of social determinants of..

Ethan Carter
Spotlight on SDOH Data: Billing Codes for Social Needs & Interventions

In the 18th century, a French man named François Bossier de Lacroix became..

Akshita Singh
Spotlight on SDOH Data: Closed-Loop Referrals for Health-Related Social Needs

Our collective understanding of the social determinants of health (SDOH)..

Dan Kamyck
Top SDOH Sessions at SHIEC19

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative meets this week in..

Akshita Singh
America’s community health centers have come so far. Now what’s next?

Why do America's community health centers work so well? They provide..

Ted Quinn
Building Community-Based Models of Care

A few months ago, I received a panicked phone call from a neighbor of mine...

Akshita Singh
World Hepatitis Day 2019: Taking a look at the impact of SDOH on the global epidemic

Worldwide, 300 million people are unaware that they are living with viral..

Ethan Carter
Housing First Profile: Seattle, WA

With Seattle’s homeless population now exceeding 12,000, this northwestern..

Ethan Carter
Housing First Profile: Denver, CO

In 2018, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) granted a $2.4..

Ethan Carter
Housing First Profile: Salt Lake City, UT

In 2005, the State of Utah accepted the challenge from the federal..

Akshita Singh
2019 Medicaid Trends: State Medicaid Financing Strategies

Medicaid's impact on the national healthcare system is hard to overstate. As..

Akshita Singh
2019 Medicaid Trends: Consumer Engagement & Access Strategies

As Medicaid remains dynamic and evolving, 2019 is likely to see many changes..

Julia Friedland
Housing First Profile: Camden, NJ

The Housing First Program introduced by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare..

Akshita Singh
2019 Medicaid Trends: Value-Based Purchasing & Whole Person Care

Medicaid provides health and long-term care coverage to more than 70 million..

Akshita Singh
The ROI of the Camden Coalition's Care Model

There is a growing acknowledgement that the US healthcare system fails..

Akshita Singh
Healthcare Hotspotting: Camden's data-driven strategy for coordinated care

Healthcare hotspotting is a care management technique which makes strategic..

Julia Friedland
Trauma Informed Care: What we can learn from the Camden Coalition and other leaders

Trauma can be detrimental to one’s emotional and physical health and can..

Akshita Singh
How housing influences health: A conversation with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The high cost of housing is a major public health issue that is affecting..

Akshita Singh
Taking AIM at Rising Rates of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

There is exciting innovation happening in maternal and child health..

Akshita Singh
Examining Food Deserts in the US:  Lessons Learned from Philadelphia's Success Story

There are multiple social factors that affect a person’s health and life..

Dan Kamyck
Top SDOH Sessions at HIMSS19

This year, we expect the sessions and speakers at HIMSS19 to more closely..

Amy Vreeland
Reflections and Shout-outs from ONC's 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The ONC is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  Every..

Dan Kamyck
People to Follow on Twitter for #CenteringCare18

This week, the National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs hosts their..

Akshita Singh
Telehealth program Project ECHO aims to close gaps in health disparities in rural community cancer centers

According to a presentation at the Association of Community Cancer Centers..

Dan Kamyck
The 2018 midterms and healthcare: here's what we know

The 2018 midterm elections certainly lived up to the drama they have..

Akshita Singh
Upside-only MSSP ACOs, unwilling to assume downside financial risk, confront CMS proposed changes for 2019

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) launched in 2012 and has since..

Akshita Singh
New legislation will make 2019 a big year for action against the opioid crisis, according to the Betty Ford Foundation

The nation’s leading nonprofit addiction treatment provider, the Hazelden..

Dan Kamyck
For National Health IT Week '18, automation in healthcare gets the spotlight

Every year since 2006, HIMSS has recognized a nationwide awareness week..

Akshita Singh
How to help community health workers succeed, according to UPenn research

Many healthcare organizations are trying to improve population health with a..

Akshita Singh
Poor care coordination is most prevalent cause of medical-related oncology errors, say VA researchers

Although oncology care providers are leaders in patient-safety,..

Amy Vreeland
Social Determinants of Health Innovation in New York State

ACT.md was honored to be invited to share a poster presentation at the ..

Akshita Singh
How CareMore’s Togetherness Program is Tackling the Loneliness Epidemic

An increasing number of health care providers and health delivery systems are..

Amy Vreeland
Care coordination, SDOH focus helped NY reduce Medicaid readmissions by 18%

As we all know, Medicaid systems are under intense pressure to redesign care..

Katie Hurley
2018 ACT.md Release Timeline
 
For ACT.md customers and users, here is a run-down of 2018 releases  in the..
Dan Kamyck
Building Trust on Skid Row: A Walking Tour with LA's Skid Row Housing Trust

Across the County of Los Angeles, the homeless population has soared 23%..

Amber Oblinger
How Medicaid Care Redesign Efforts Can Address Complex Health & Social Needs

There is some truly admirable healthcare redesign happening in New Jersey. I..

Dan Kamyck
Unpacking “Savings” Concepts at Accountable Care Organizations

The meaning of the term “savings” for an ACO continues to generate some..

Meghan LaMacchia
New Feature Launch and Update

Welcome to Projects!

 

Dan Kamyck
HubWeek 2017: Top Five Healthcare Events

As Boston's annual ideas festival, HUBweek convenes thousands of people..

Meghan LaMacchia
2017 ACT.md Feature Release Timeline
 
For ACT.md customers and users, here is a run-down of all newly..
Dan Kamyck
Three Care Models to Know: Presentations from the 2017 CAPG Conference

CAPG's Annual Conference in California attracts national industry leaders..

Dan Kamyck
ACT.md wins "People's Choice Award" from MassChallenge and Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

More than 600 leaders in Boston's digital health community gathered..

Dan Kamyck
Nearly 1 million Medicaid beneficiaries to be served by ACOs in Massachusetts, starting January 2018

In the largest change to Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) in 20 years,..

Dan Kamyck
Accountable Health Community Profile: Baltimore, MD

Last spring, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a $157..

Dan Kamyck
Finding answers for children with undiagnosed complex medical conditions

Families of children with rare disease, especially undiagnosed illnesses,..

Dan Kamyck
Digital Tool for Patient-Reported Cancer Symptoms Extends Survival

Symptom management is a core concern of oncology practice, with clinicians..

Dan Kamyck
CMS releases new standardized screening tool for health-related social needs

Nine in ten physicians serving low-income communities believe patients’..

Dan Kamyck
95% of hospitals & health systems will develop high-value PAC networks by 2020

With the federal government putting pressure on post-acute care (PAC)..

Dan Kamyck
Finding joy in palliative care practice: one physician's perspective

Four years ago, Dr. Kathryn Kirkland at Dartmouth-Hitchcock left the world..

Dan Kamyck
How NewYork–Presbyterian built an "innovation stack"

Senior leaders at NewYork–Presbyterian (NYP) noticed that innovative care..

Dan Kamyck
New Report: "Transitioning to Adult Care" by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The transition from pediatric to adult health care systems can be especially..

Dan Kamyck
Dr. Ajayi: We "must do better" at evaluating complex care programs

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Massachusetts is regarded as one of the..

Dan Kamyck
Upcoming Webinars: May & June 2017

Upcoming educational webinars you may want to add to your calendar for the..

Dan Kamyck
Webinar Recap: Accountable Care Business Models for Rural Hospitals

Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund on Monday led an exploration of the..

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