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Why it’s an exciting time to work with social determinants of health

If you’re in healthcare, you know social determinants of health (SDoH) are a very popular topic these days. It may be tempting to say, “Enough already,” but I urge you not to. That’s because researchers believe social determinants drive more than 80% of health outcomes. Medical care alone is insufficient to improve health as it… Read More »

AMA, UnitedHealthcare team up on billing codes that address social determinants of health

UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association have entered into a new collaboration that will better identify and address social determinants of health with the goal of improving access to care and patient outcomes, the groups announced on Tuesday. Building on work initiated by UnitedHealthcare, the two organizations are working together to standardize how data is… Read More »

More than 50,000 people have died waiting for social care since Tories vowed to fix system

More than 50,000 elderly people have died waiting for social care since the Tories vowed to fix their broken system nearly two years ago. Frail pensioners are stranded at home without help as cash-strapped councils struggle to get carers out to them. It is now 700 days since the Tories promised a Green Paper to… Read More »