Kaiser’s Population Health Medical School Will Start Off Free

Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will offer free tuition for the first five classes that enter the institution, the health systemannounced this week. The school, which will focus heavily on integrating population health management strategies into traditional physician education, has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and plans to open its doors in 2020 … Continue reading Kaiser’s Population Health Medical School Will Start Off Free

Social Determinants of Health Data Deemed Most Difficult to Share

Social determinants of health data and behavioral health data are the most difficult types of information to share through health information exchanges (HIEs), according to feedback from stakeholders from a 2019 eHealth Initiative survey. “A lack of consensus on standards for capturing and representing SDOH data creates barriers to its collection and use, as does navigating … Continue reading Social Determinants of Health Data Deemed Most Difficult to Share

How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations looking to earn incentive payments through the CMS Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program, formerly known as meaningful use. The adoption and use of health data standards forms … Continue reading How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

Primary Health Care for All, Starting with Better Measurement

More As countries around the world commit to providing health to all their people, primary health care is recognized as an urgent and actionable priority. The world’s first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage this September will produce a clear call-to-action for countries to prioritize primary health care as the foundation of universal health … Continue reading Primary Health Care for All, Starting with Better Measurement

AMA Webinar: Integrating population health—perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa

Speakers: Steve Reid (UCT, South Africa) and Senthil Kumar Rajasekaran (East Virginia, USA) Applying a systems lens to health care delivery has enhanced the medical profession’s recognition of health disparities and the tremendous impact of upstream drivers and social determinants of health. An increased burden of chronic disease and the demand for value-based care are … Continue reading AMA Webinar: Integrating population health—perspectives from the U.S. and South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first, biggest and most important post-election priority is to fix the education system

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first, biggest and most important post-election priority is to fix the education system We can’t go over it and we can’t go under it, we just have to go through it. The biggest obstacle to sustained growth in the South African economy is a structural problem that stems from a devastating lack … Continue reading President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first, biggest and most important post-election priority is to fix the education system