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May 4, 2021
Advisory councils or boards can play an integral role in engaging the voice of the patient to help shape changes from providers and health plans. But some organizations are going a step further.
May 4, 2021
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) launched a national strategy on April 20 to address racial health disparities, starting with maternal health. This multiyear strategy is built on harnessing data analytics to measure and track disparities and taking programs that work for individual Blues plans and bringing them to scale.
Apr 27, 2021
On a recent Saturday in South Philadelphia, Tyrique Glasgow volunteered to be a patient ambassador to spread the word about a one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic being run by Penn Medicine and Mercy Catholic Medical Center in a local gym.
Apr 27, 2021
In an indication that it will be targeting social determinants of health (SDOH), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will begin piloting programs to address food insecurity. The payer is partnering with several state organizations and food banks to boost enrollment in the Food and Nutrition Services and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Apr 20, 2021
Enthusiasm for and adoption of commercial artificial intelligence (AI) tools to aid clinical decision-making and patient care have been accelerating at a rapid pace. A new study, though, cautions that critical information often is missing from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance process that could measure how these devices actually work in patient care.
Apr 20, 2021
Nearly one in five health care workers say they need mental health services due to the pandemic but have yet to seek care because they’re too busy, unable to get time off work, can’t afford it or are too afraid or embarrassed.
Apr 13, 2021
Digital health startups are on a roll in raising record levels of venture capital and their impact is growing on consumers, providers and the way care is delivered.
Apr 13, 2021
MasterCard and Verizon, have launched their first significant health care initiatives. MasterCard is partnering with b.well Connected Health to offer a digital solution that enables patients to verify their identity using a mobile phone. Verizon is entering the telehealth field with its BlueJeans videoconferencing platform acquired last year for about $500 million.
Apr 6, 2021
For all the challenges the pandemic has presented, it proved two important points. First, hospitals and health systems demonstrated that they could rapidly scale digital technologies to increase access and improve safety. Second, the value of having C-suite leaders who could lead and execute digital strategies in a crisis was paramount.
Apr 6, 2021
Advocate Aurora Health recently launched a subsidiary, Advocate Aurora Enterprises, focused on investing in companies that improve the overall health and well-being of patients. The launch reflects its strategy to employ a “whole-person” care model extending beyond medical treatment.

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.