Population health will see you now

The World Health Organization now considers social determinants of health to comprise the better part of healthcare. This is long overdue, but as pioneers of the population health movement, my colleagues and I consider this an understatement. We estimate that 80 percent of individual health is due to non-medical factors, including crime, poverty, education and … Read more

Tech in mental health: What’s working and what’s not?

As mental health is emphasized more in people’s daily lives, digital care in the space is becoming a booming industry. It’s evident in the money: the mental health tech sector raised a record $5.5 billion in 2021, a recent CBInsights report showed. But while some areas in the digital mental health space are working, other … Read more

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating … Read more

How to stay at the forefront of healthcare innovation

Healthcare is an industry designed to provide essential services and care for patients to improve their health and well-being. Over generations, the expertise of medical professionals has allowed the industry to continuously innovate and meet the ever-changing demands and needs of patients — ranging from spikes in mental health to safety concerns regarding an in-person … Read more

More doctors are suffering burnout, and health systems must do more

A panel of physicians said it’s not about building more resilience. Health organizations need to offer resources and reduce burdens that are taxing their physicians. More doctors are experiencing burnout, and it’s becoming a matter of serious concern for healthcare leaders. Physician burnout has reached a new high, according to a study published in Mayo … Read more