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Building a social determinants of health strategy
Social Determinants of Health

Building a social determinants of health strategy: data is the key

SDOH program impacts run the gamut from a reduction in claims cost and inpatient stays to an improvement in quality scores, which are affected by things like a member’s housing stability or preventative care usage. Predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms help identify open care gaps or at-risk populations.

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Deteriorating Mental Health
Mental Health

Listening to Californians with Low Incomes: How They Experience the Health Care System and What It Means for the Future

The pandemic exerted a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of many Californians with low incomes, especially those who already considered their mental health to be “fair or poor.” More than half of respondents with low incomes (53%) who rated their prepandemic mental health as “fair or poor” reported worse mental health since the start of the pandemic.

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Opeeka Announces Closing of $2M Seed Funding
Press Release

Opeeka Announces Closing of $2M Seed Funding

Mental health is a hot topic these days and investors have taken note. Opeeka, an outcomes management software for mental health care providers, announced this week the close of $2 million in seed round funding led by a reputable group of strategic investors.

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Digital mental health is here – but how do we ensure its quality?
Analytics

Digital mental health is here – but how do we ensure its quality?

Wearables can measure behavior, language, facial expressions and voice tonality, creating data sets that are unlocking deeper understanding of the day-to-day fluctuations in a person’s wellbeing. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing can make diagnostic assessments based on this data, allowing new possibilities for early intervention.

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How to address social determinants of health — start with texting
Social Determinants of Health

How to address social determinants of health — start with texting

Healthcare organizations today need to think smart when it comes to connecting with the communities they serve. They must find innovative means to amplify communications and connect efficiently yet meaningfully on an individual basis that will help lead to greater patient engagement among underserved and at-risk populations. Clearly, text messaging is a 21st century tool that can help providers change behaviors, reduce readmissions, and get patients the care they need.

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