Social Determinants of Health

Looking Forward, Healthcare Needs To Focus More on Service

Michael Dowling

Each year since 1999, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) produces Futurescan, a look at some of the major emerging trends likely to shape the healthcare industry in the next five years. The current edition spans 2022-2027. The topics cover a broad range of issues as we enter what we hope Read More

Highlights from Futurescan 2022-2027

Randy Oostra

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can healthcare think and act like a service industry? How will Big Tech continue to challenge traditional healthcare? How will the industry adapt to new models that focus on care outside the hospital? Each year since 1999, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) produces Futurescan, Read More

How Tech and Healthcare are Looking to Partner in Meaningful Ways

Lee-Vivian-Verily

It’s always interesting to see who’s included in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and how the list changes over time. In 2019, for example, Dr. Atul Gawande, CEO of Haven, the joint venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, was included in the rankings. By 2021, Haven had been disbanded. Read More

“The Happy Marriage of Health and Tech”

DeSalvo-Karen-Google-Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Physicians leading the healthcare vertical in Big Tech companies are embracing the opportunity to leverage technology to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. It’s always interesting to see who’s included in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and how the list changes over time. In 2019, for example, Dr. Read More

Inherent (and Dangerous) Racism in Medical Algorithms

“In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system,” writes Ndome Yvonne Essoka. “Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws within healthcare Read More

Medical Algorithm Technology and Its Fatal Flaw: An Implicit Bias

// By Ndome Yvonne Essoka // In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system. Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws Read More

Marketing Strategies That Serve Public Health Initiatives

Kate Gillmer, digital engagement specialist, Jennings

A 2011 survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that 85 percent of physicians believe unmet social needs lead to worse health for all Americans. Yet only 20 percent of physicians feel confident or very confident in their ability to address social determinants of health that impact their patients’ health and well-being. Read More