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In the Spotlight
Why a Cookie Cutter Approach Won't Work to Improve Patient Flow
This IHI Blog post addresses some of the many myths and misunderstandings that can get in the way of improving patient flow.
When Talking about Social Determinants, Precision Matters
Blog post describes a conceptual framework for clearly defining terminology related to social determinants of health. The authors state, "Clear and consistent terminology is an essential first step to determining what role health care providers and payers can and should play in addressing the underlying factors that influence population health."
Uninsurance Rate for US Children Jumps for First Time Since ACA
According to US census data, an additional 425,000 American children were uninsured in 2018, with Hispanic children impacted the most. An article in
The Nation's Health
says that researchers attribute much of the increase in uninsurance rates to declining enrollment in public insurance programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Platforming Health Care to Transform Care Delivery
This NEJM Catalyst article explores how integrated "platform" companies are redefining health care by building efficient, convenient, and user-friendly platforms to serve consumers on their terms.