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Conversations at the heart of moving health care forward.

Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

What challenges do high-needs patients face when seeking care? This was the question Dr. Melissa Clarke encountered as she and her colleagues worked towards a “whole person” model of care at a Washington DC addiction clinic. Lack of transportation, poverty, and other social factors hindered access to much-needed treatment for this population. Working to achieve health equity, the clinic introduced new and innovative programs that helped transform not only the patient, but also the caregiving process.

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L. Gordon Moore, MD Senior Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Value-based Care

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Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

What challenges do high-needs patients face when seeking care? This was the question Dr. Melissa Clarke encountered as she and her colleagues worked towards a “whole person” model of care […]

Searching for the holy grail of mental health care

Imagine going to your primary care clinic and along with a blood test, they also took a “sample“ of your language. The brain is too complicated for typical lab tests, […]

Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

Sometimes ideas for healthcare reform can morph into problematic policies that inadvertently drive up costs and erode quality. What happens when we instead encourage innovation at the individual health system […]

In search of innovation: The role of the CMIO

Dr. John “Rick” LeMoine’s job is unique among chief medical information officers (CMIOs). He has no direct reports as CMIO for Sharp HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in San Diego […]

Analyzing human language for social good

Can the use of language on social media reveal information about a patient’s mental health? Can human language, with all its ambiguities and complexities, be analyzed to identify behavioral issues? […]

Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

How much time does it actually take for primary care physicians and specialists to deliver care, and should time be considered when determining payment? When it comes to physician performance, […]

Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

Health care is rich with specific language that clinicians use to avoid ambiguity. Inconsistent or confusing communication increases the possibility of poor patient care. In this episode, Dr. Geoffrey Rose […]

Payer-provider collaboration: What’s in it for consumers?

Imagine having to pay for a car piece by piece, shopping for a steering wheel, brake system and transmission all as separate purchases. Not a great idea, right? Now imagine […]

Analyzing unstructured data to unmask cognitive impairment

What if clinicians could use technology to find early indicators of cognitive impairment hidden in the medical record? In this episode, Dr. Gordon Moore speaks with Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, […]

Social determinants: Changing our view of the patient

When Dr. David Buck developed clinics for Houston’s indigent population in the mid-1980s, he learned first hand that his patients needed social and behavioral supports outside of traditional medicine. Three […]

Getting credit for great work: Helping physicians improve documentation

For chief medical officers, a top focus is improving the quality and safety of patient care. When Dr. Gene Christian left his orthopedic practice for hospital administration, he expected to […]

Why patient engagement matters

At age 31, after completing his medical training as a family physician, Dr. Alan Glaseroff learned he had Type 1 diabetes. Determined to defy predictions of a shortened life, Dr. […]