California-based Adventist Health and value-based medical group Emcara Health have partnered recently to extend care into high-risk communities across the state. As part of the Enhanced Care Initiative from CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal), this partnership is intended to close care gaps for patients facing the most complex care needs by addressing barriers such as homelessness and other social determinants of health.
Sentara Healthcare has launched a community care program to provide neighborhood-level access to services for people who are on Medicaid or are uninsured or underinsured. A primary focus of Sentara Community Care is to help patients address social determinants of health such as housing, food security, and transportation, which have a pivotal impact on the physical and mental health of patients.
Crossover Health has 42 clinics throughout the United States, a mixture of on-site and near-site clinics, as well as a national virtual medical practice. The organization built its population health tool to overcome what Ezeji-Okoye calls the “tyranny of the visit” that dominates traditional electronic health record software.
The CDC estimates that almost 1 million Americans suffer from venous thromboembolism (VTE), also known as blood clots. VTE is a term that is comprised of two medical conditions: deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in one or more of the deep veins in the body (usually in the legs), and pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot in a pulmonary artery in the lungs.
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For hospital admissions claims with pressure ulcers as the primary diagnosis, 22.4% of them weren’t reported by the nursing homes. For those claims with pressure ulcers as the secondary diagnosis, 45% of them weren’t reported by the nursing homes.
On episode 58 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Anthony Sossong, chief medical director of behavioral health at Amwell, talks about how technology can help improve behavioral health services for children.
Albert Tomchaney, MD, became the first chief medical officer of the Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance, which operates as Franciscan Health, in 2008. He has managed the physician practices for a time and overseen hospital operations such as pharmacy and care management. But throughout, and especially now, his focus has been on population health activities.
On episode 56 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Mike Dulin, head of the Academy for Population Health Innovation at UNC Charlotte, talks about how implicit bias increases the risk of poorer health outcomes for non-White patients. This episode is sponsored by Origami Risk as part of Healthcare Risk Management Week.
If the healthcare has learned anything over the past few years, it’s the need for change and improvement to systems and processes, particularly those related to care delivery for vulnerable populations. Organizations like Emcara Health were already working toward more interconnected, at-home delivery of care even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and over the past few years they saw the concept become top of mind for the industry.