Health equity

Harnessing Data for a Healthier Future

By Paulo Pinho MD – Since the COVID-19 pandemic, enhanced interconnectedness and collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, such as providers, labs, hospitals, pharmacies, and registries, have become standard in delivering maximum benefits for the larger population.

Enhancing Healthcare With Increased Language Access

By Art Gross – Language barriers can pose significant challenges when it comes to delivering healthcare to limited English proficiency patients. Recognizing the importance of language access in healthcare settings, HHS releases a comprehensive report outlining strategies to improve language access services.

The Power of Trust

By Matt Fisher – What is trust? It can be something very simple, but also difficult to obtain and quantify at the same time. At its root, trust is about knowing that someone or something can be counted upon. The assurance exists that there is a mutual support and a desire to help each other.

CommonWell TV 2022: Data Quality & Its Role in Health Equity

According to the U.S. CDC health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Having a complete view of an individual’s clinical data is vital to achieving this.

Social Determinants of Health: How to Drive Action From Data

By Jessica Scruton BSN RN CCM-R – According to the World Health Organization, numerous studies report that SDOH play a role in 30% – 55% of health outcomes. In fact, research has indicated that social determinants may be more important to an individual’s health than their lifestyle choices.