3 Practices to Move the Needle on Social Determinants of Health

Date: November 10, 2020
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Social needs play a significant role in the overall health status of a patient, with some research attributing as high as 80% of an individual’s overall health to socioeconomic and other non-medical care factors.1 In response, many healthcare organizations have taken a whole-person care approach, which seeks to address the unique medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic […]


How are peers registering homeless patients?

Date: November 10, 2020
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Providing adequate treatment and a positive patient experience to homeless patients starts at the point of registration. Having effective strategies in place to identify whether a patient is homeless is important, as they may not readily provide this information. Leaders must also establish processes for registering homeless patients, preventing a bill from being sent to […]


Strategies to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness

Date: November 10, 2020
Category: Uncategorized

Social and economic circumstances affect the health status of all patients, and healthcare organizations are increasingly seeking ways to identify and address a myriad of social determinants of health. In response, the HBI Cost & Quality Academy produced the 2018 best practice report—Strategies for Addressing Social Determinants of Health—which illustrated the success that can occur […]