BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants

BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants »

26 Nov, 2019
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will grant $500,000 to  five nonprofits as part of its Health Living Accelerator Grants initiative, the health plan announced last week on National Rural Health Day. The grants will help the nonprofits address social determinants of health (SDOH), including healthy eating, active lifestyles and positive environments, to influence behavior…
BU Launches Pop Health Study to Learn Factors that Increase Risk of Dementia

BU Launches Pop Health Study to Learn Factors that Increase Risk of Dementia »

21 Nov, 2019
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    Earlier this month, the Boston University School of Public Health and Savonix launched a population health study to look at digitally collected data on the lifestyle factors that increase dementia risk. By collecting cognitive data, health history and lifestyle data from 400,000 individuals, researchers hope to accelerate early intervention efforts and drug development…
Families with Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Find SDoH Screening Useful

Families with Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Find SDoH Screening Useful »

11 Oct, 2019
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  Children with sickle cell disease who are living in poverty often have a lower quality of life, higher healthcare use and higher complication rates. But hematologists can uncover the needs of these children and families to connect them to local resources and improve outcomes for patients, according to a study published in the journal…
SDoH Screenings Must Be Tailored to Individual Clinic, BU Research Finds

SDoH Screenings Must Be Tailored to Individual Clinic, BU Research Finds »

17 May, 2019
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  Social determinants of health screenings and referrals can increase physician awareness of health risk prevalence. But to be most effective, screening systems need to be tailored to individual clinics, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Screening and referral for social determinants of health is in…
Using Social Media to Forecast the Flu

Using Social Media to Forecast the Flu »

29 Oct, 2015
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By leveraging EHRs, Twitter and Google data with self-reporting, researchers can track spread of disease with “near perfect” accuracy, study finds.

Joy of Medicine Challenge Winners Announced

Joy of Medicine Challenge Winners Announced »

19 May, 2015
EventsMTB Contest
Medstro, the Social Network for Physicians, and Geneia, a company of experienced healthcare change agents creating analytic and technology solutions to improve healthcare, today announced the three finalists in the Geneia Joy of Medicine Challenge. The Challenge - an online competition created to encourage U.S.-licensed physicians and medical students to submit their ideas for relieving…
Joy of Medicine Final Pitch-Off to be Held at MATTER Chicago on June 8

Joy of Medicine Final Pitch-Off to be Held at MATTER Chicago on June 8 »

26 Apr, 2015
EventsMTB Contest
The Joy of Medicine Challenge, which calls for physicians and medical students to submit ideas on how to improve physician job satisfaction, lower cost and improve patient outcomes, will hold a live "final pitch-off" event on June 8 at MATTER Chicago, contest sponsor Geneia announced late last week. The three top-voted submissions to the online…
Over Half of U.S. Doctors Have Considered Quitting Medicine, According to “Physician Misery Index”

Over Half of U.S. Doctors Have Considered Quitting Medicine, According to “Physician Misery Index” »

5 Mar, 2015
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What will it take to bring the joy back into medicine? Photo via andresr/ Shutterstock. The results of Geneia's Physician Misery Index study are in and the numbers paint a dismal portrait of the life of a physician today: An overwhelming number of the 400+ physicians who participated in the study…

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