Healthify Blog

What 60% of Patients & Providers Aren’t Talking About

In 2017, the U.S. spent nearly $3.5 trillion, or 18 percent of the GDP, on health expenditures – more than double the average among developed countries. Despite paying more than triple per person on healthcare, the U.S. continues to have the lowest average lifespan in contrast to other nations.

Topics: social determinants of health health spending

The Critical Role of SDoH Data in Value-Based Contracts

How SDoH data can support the transition to value-based care

Topics: social determinants of health

The Value of SDoH Analytics

How SDoH data can lead to better health outcomes and cost reduction

Healthcare providers must deliver outstanding patient care to achieve positive health outcomes, but the challenge here is that even access to the best healthcare services won’t result in quality patient outcomes if social determinants of health (SDoH) is not an integral part of patient care plans.

Topics: social determinants of health

Healthify's Latest White Paper Is Here! Overcoming Obstacles: Challenges & Solutions for Providers Addressing SDoH

Healthify is pleased to announce our latest white paper, “Overcoming Obstacles: Challenges and Solutions for Providers Addressing SDoH”, is now available. This white paper explores some of the central challenges providers face when addressing SDoH for their communities and high-level solutions to overcome them.

Topics: white paper

New Healthify White Paper Available: Financing Stable Partnerships Between HCOs & CBOs

Healthify is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest white paper, “Incentivizing Collaboration Between Healthcare Organizations & Community-Based Organizations.” This white paper explores the impact of alternative payment models and how financial incentives can foster collaborative solutions between healthcare organizations (HCOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs).

Topics: white paper

Closing the Health Equity Gap

Reducing health disparities between low-income and affluent communities

In the last few years, the phrase “your zip code matters more than your genetic code” has floated around the healthcare industry and with sound reasoning too. In cities across the U.S., the average life expectancy is 15-20 years shorter in low-income communities than those in more affluent communities. Rates of preventable, chronic diseases are rising sharply in low-income neighborhoods and health gaps between low-income and affluent communities continue widen. These disparities in health are founded on a complex interplay of racial, economic, educational, and other social factors. But by partnering with community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health, health plans and health systems can dramatically improve health outcomes in their communities.

Topics: social determinants of health community resources

Introducing Healthify’s New Core Values!

How our new core values reflect who we are and how we got there

At Healthify, we're building a world where no one's health is hindered by their need. That is our mission, and it's one of the pillars of who we are as an organization. The other pillar that supports our mission is our core values. When our People Operations team at Healthify came into existence in 2017, the company had only 2 core values:

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Healthify’s Platform Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Certification validates Healthify’s commitment to protecting sensitive healthcare information

Healthify is excited and proud to announce that our platform is officially HITRUST CSF certified. The HITRUST CSF certification is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry.

Topics: social determinants of health sdoh technology

Understanding the Challenges of Coordinating Care Around Social Needs

Challenges healthcare organizations must face to develop strategies to achieve success in a value-based world

In recent years, we have seen significant shifts in the way we manage health in the U.S. As reimbursement models transition away from fee-for-service to value-based, there has been an increased focus on innovative models of care that integrate non-medical health factors such as food, housing, and transportation. These factors are often referred to as the social determinants of health (SDoH) and can account for up to 60% of our health. According to a 2017 report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, 88% of hospitals are now screening for social needs. Also, the most recent Change Healthcare Annual Industry Pulse Report reveals that more than 80% of payers are already taking steps to promote value-based healthcare by addressing the social needs of their members.

Topics: webinar care coordination social needs

Applying Learnings from Social Workers in SDoH Technology Solutions

Two New Enhancements to the Healthify Platform

As the U.S. healthcare industry continues maturing value-based care models, the social determinants of health (SDoH) is becoming a major focus for top healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations and community partners are beginning to develop frameworks and workflows that effectively address unmet social needs. According to a recent survey completed by Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), more than 80% of health insurers are working to address the Social Determinants of Health in their member programs.

Topics: social determinants of health sdoh technology