Declarations are not enough. Health care equity needs action, health care leaders say

Ask a health care organization what its top priority is today, and many will say health care equity. But when it comes to creating real change, lip service won’t cut it, one executive said. “This is virtue signaling,” SCAN Health Plan CEO Sachin Jain said in a recent interview. “It’s fashionable to say you care … Read more

HEADS UP aims to improve health literacy among disadvantaged youth

Empowering students to pursue medical careers and become their own health advocates, Health Education and Development Services for Disadvantaged Groups has spent five years connecting with Ohio schools. Courtesy: Lovette Azap Disadvantaged Health Education and Development Services, a student organization, has spent five years connecting with Ohio schools to empower disadvantaged students to pursue medical … Read more

Adding Accessibility Features to Digital Health Technologies: Improving Patient Engagement and Experience

The clinical trial population should mimic the population of patients who will ultimately use the therapy being studied. Sounds logical, right? Unfortunately, this has not always been the case and there have been negative consequences, such as cases where people with disabilities or from certain racial groups have had adverse effects from approved drugs that … Read more

Building wealth and health: Under Kaiser’s credit building program

Kaiser Permanente is several months into a first-of-its-kind community program that focuses on helping Americans build their credit. When researching various social barriers to health, Kaiser realized that factors that negatively impact Americans’ financial mobility needed to be addressed, according to Stephanie Ledesma, the health system’s vice president of national community health. Economic mobility is … Read more

Support rehab health with hybrid care

The pandemic ushered in the dawn of the hyper-connected consumer in nearly every industry, including healthcare. Data from before the pandemic shows that most patient care is delivered in person, with telehealth accounting for less than 10% of all visits. This is largely due to three reasons: 1) payment systems and processes do not support … Read more

Stop Medicare cuts and preserve access to home health care

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the US healthcare system like never before – especially the segment of the industry that cares for the elderly and people with disabilities. Faced with massive disruption to the status quo, providers have had to move quickly to new models of care, such as hospital-at-home programs, which have helped reduce … Read more

HLTH 2022 sponsors reflect dynamic mix of health technologies and services in the healthcare ecosystem

This article is part of a series sponsored by HLTH highlighting topics that will be discussed at HLTH Conference November 13-16 in Las Vegas. It’s all about change at the HLTH conference with this year’s open format. One of the advantages of this new layout is that there is more scope for exhibitors. These companies … Read more

Launches pediatric mental health company with $26 million and promise to expand Mass General’s proven model of care

From left to right: InStride co-founders Jon Voight, Dr. Mona Potter, Jamie McElhenney, and Dr. Kathryn Boger Many families with children suffering from anxiety or OCD feel like they have nowhere to turn for effective care. New startup co-founded by Massachusetts General Brigham clinicians strive to address this issue. Last year, four co-founders came together … Read more

Launches pediatric mental health company with $26 million and promise to expand Mass General’s proven model of care

From left to right: InStride co-founders Jon Voight, Dr. Mona Potter, Jamie McElhenney, and Dr. Kathryn Boger Many families with children suffering from anxiety or OCD feel like they have nowhere to turn for effective care. New startup co-founded by Massachusetts General Brigham clinicians strive to address this issue. Last year, four co-founders came together … Read more

Headspace Health is calling on third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Digital mental health companies have received huge amounts of investment from venture capitalists and others looking to address the behavioral health crisis facing the nation. But it is not always clear whether their technologies are properly validated in large and diverse populations. now, Headspace Healtha mental health solutions provider based in Santa Monica, California, is … Read more