Healthify Team, on Jun 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM
Next week — May 18 — is the deadline for bridge organizations to submit their applications to CMS for the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model. For the past few weeks, Healthify has been reviewing how software can support the goals of Track 1 Awareness and Track 2 Assistance. Today we review Track 3 Alignment — the largest and most complex of the three interventions proposed by CMS. Track 3 is a $4.5 million grant that will be awarded to 20 bridge organizations to answer the following question: Will a combination of community service navigation and partner alignment at the community level improve total health care costs and inpatient and outpatient health care utilization?
Eric Allen Conner, on Apr 4, 2016 1:30:00 PM
With the deadline to submit applications for the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model just over a month away, Healthify is examining the needs of the various tracks in the CMS AHC model. This is a follow-up to our article on "Build Versus Buy." In that previous post we examined how building versus buying software played out within the context of the AHC model.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults experience mental illness in a given year. 44 million. 1 in 5 adults. We’re talking about anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and schizophrenia, to name a few. 44 million people. If you haven’t already paused to think about this, pause now.
Eric Allen Conner, on Feb 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
This past August, the United States officially marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the nation’s first two community health centers with National Health Center Week. Health centers, however, might not have achieved their prominent status in providing healthcare to America’s most vulnerable communities if not for the efforts of the late Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Detroit, Michigan has been the deadliest large city in America for decades. The city’s rate of violent crime is five times higher than the national average. The child mortality rate rivals third-world countries with 120 deaths in children under the age of 18 per 100,000. In the neighboring suburbs, a drastically different story is told: child mortality occurs at a much lower rate of 45.4 per 100,000 and violent crimes are rare. A difference of a few miles can mean the difference between a relatively safe and healthy life and one of child mortality and high crime rates.