Tag Archives: Needs

Despite pop health buzz, few providers screen for social needs

Dive Brief: Despite the hype surrounding the importance of social determinants of health, just a quarter of hospitals and 16% of physician practices screen patients for social needs that affect health outcomes, according to a JAMA study published Wednesday. Providers that serve more economically disadvantaged patients, practices with exposure to payment reform models and academic… Read More »

Shift to cloud-based EHR needs careful preparation

As health systems evaluate replacing their electronic health records, they are considering cloud-based options. “I am seeing a lot more adoption and acceptance of cloud-based EHRs,” says Nate McCarthy, associate principal at ECG Management Consultants. “If their infrastructure is coming to end of life, they are saying, ‘I’ve got to invest another and $ 50… Read More »

Canada needs to debate its unsustainable health-care system. The Democrats are showing us how. – The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke at the Democratic presidential primary in Detroit on July 30. (Paul Sancya/AP) Global Opinions contributing columnist August 9 at 2:29 PM If you need evidence of why the supposed flaws of the American two-party system are deeply overrated, consider this: At present, the Democratic Party contains a broader… Read More »