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Tag: social determinants of health

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Why take social determinants of health into account in health care payment?

April 21, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Imagine I have two patients with diabetes. Person A has very mild disease and does well with a treatment plan of self-directed diet and exercise. Person B has more severe […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Reducing inequities in health care delivery

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Gordon Moore. And with me today is Dr. Robert Phillips. He directs the Center for Professionalism and Value […]

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Changing with the times: A fresh look at the definition of health care

April 2, 2021 / By Katie Christensen

I have started to hear the phrase “social determinants of health” being interspersed with the phrase “health equity.”  Although the two phrases are related, there are some fundamental differences in […]

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Pregnancy, childbirth and U.S. health care: A painful experience

March 31, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

Childbirth is safer now than at any other time in U.S. history. Despite this, nearly 1 in 3 babies are born by Cesarean delivery, 1 in 7 are born into […]

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COVID-19, heart disease and cancer: What is the connection?

February 8, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

In the first month of 2021, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart disease and cancer. Except for the 1918 flu pandemic and the […]

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CMS call to action on social determinants of health

January 18, 2021 / By Katie Christensen

CMS has indicated that social determinants of health (SDOH) are not just an adjunct element to our health care ecosystem, but are increasingly driving the definition of health care itself […]

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A COVID-19 silver lining? One pathway to investing in health outcomes

November 25, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We’re in somewhat uncharted territory when it comes to measuring health care outcomes. Given the radical shifts in elective procedures, people avoiding care due to COVID-19 exposure concerns, and of […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: A COVID-19 silver lining? Overcoming roadblocks to innovation

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle Podcast. This your host, Dr. Gordon Moore and with me today is Samantha Olds Frey. She’s the Chief Executive Officer of […]

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AI Talk: Strategic Plan and fancy cart

November 6, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Federal Health IT Strategic Plan The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published their latest five-year strategic plan for the 2020-2025 period. I’ve reviewed […]

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Health care, health equity and social determinants of health

November 2, 2020 / By Katie Christensen

Social determinants of health. If we didn’t know the phrase before the COVID-19 pandemic, we have probably heard it by now. It refers to underlying factors that indirectly explain 90 […]

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Primary care was suffering before COVID-19

October 7, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care is the doorway to health care in the United States—at least in theory. The trust established between a patient and their primary care physician (PCP) allows the physician […]

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How are health insurance plans approaching social determinants of health?

September 25, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In some estimates, medical care accounts for approximately 11 percent of a person’s health and wellness; the rest is made up of individual behaviors as well as environmental factors.  When […]