Health Equity

Designing Hybrid Care With Access and Equity in Mind

A report published in August 2022 suggested that 46% of all U.S. consumers had used a mix of digital and in-person healthcare…

New Hospital Accreditation Standards for Health Equity

As the quest for health equity gains momentum, the nation’s oldest and largest healthcare evaluation and accreditation body has announced new standards…

Comorbidities and Social Determinants of Health

What do comorbidities and social determinants of health have in common? Both can have an outsized impact on a person’s health. Both…

How Care Management Can Improve Health Equity

Healthcare coordination can overwhelm even the most knowledgeable patients, especially if they have a complex condition or treatment plan, as seen with…

Time For An Ethics-By-Design Approach in Healthcare

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn breaks down the recent report from Bertelsmann Stiftung and explores the implications of digital tech on health equity…

Developing an Effective SDOH Strategy

How can healthcare organizations help address social determinants of health? Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget to share this post!

The Health Inequities “Tax”—A Cost of U.S. Healthcare

Health inequities have long been a dreadful, distinctive facet of the U.S. healthcare industry. Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn discusses financial implications. Subscribe…

Bridging the Language Gap

We explore how health plans and health systems can help members and patients overcome health equity barriers and bridge the language gap….

CMS’ Health Equity Strategy

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined an action plan for addressing health disparities; ensuring high-quality, affordable healthcare for…

Taking Action: How States Are Using Medicaid 1115 Waivers to Address SDOH

These four states are taking a boots-on-the-ground approach to addressing social determinants of health. Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget to share…

An Infographic: Social Determinants of Health

Everyone knows that diet, lifestyle choices like alcohol consumption and smoking, exercise, and genetics play a role in your overall health. But…

Why Does Health Equity Matter?

Health equity has become something of a catchphrase, but it’s an important one to know. At Medecision, we’re deeply committed to working…

The Health Equity Lens: Learning and Activating the Next Phase of Impact

At Medecision, we are committed to improving healthcare and health equity for all and feel it’s important to highlight the voices championing…

Rebuilding Trust in the Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic put consumer trust to the test in 2020 and early 2021. Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn shares how the healthcare…

Using Virtual Care to Address Healthcare Disparities

At Medecision, we understand the value of virtual care. But until we make the processes easy and accessible, we’re not going to…

Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America

Vaccine hesitancy is not uncommon in rural America. But the healthcare industry can’t forget about rural communities. Subscribe to our blog Don’t…

Housing Is Key to Health

We saw a housing crisis in America this past year—and we quickly learned how important safe housing is to healthcare. Subscribe to…

Trust Reset: How to Better Serve Underserved Populations

In this episode of the Liberation Lab podcast, we bring together healthcare leaders with vast experience in caring for and engaging underserved…

5 Things to Know About Building Trust and Serving Vulnerable Populations

Effectively engaging with and serving vulnerable populations is made even more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic, when trust in healthcare systems has…

What a Biden-Harris Administration May Mean for the Future of Healthcare

How will the future of healthcare change under the Biden-Harris administration? Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget to share this post!

Top Priorities for President Biden: COVID-19, Then Everything Else

What are the top priorities for the Biden administration? Combating the COVID-19 crisis, improving livelihoods and setting the American ship on the…

Medicare Advantage Benefits Expand Access to SDOH, Telehealth Services

Increased attention is being paid to treating the whole person, addressing social determinants of health and recognizing the value of virtual care….

Mental Health, SDOH Drive Health Equity

By mid-July, 53% of adults had reported their mental health had been negatively impacted by the coronavirus—and research shows that poor and…

What a Grocery Store Can Teach Us About Social Determinants of Health

Not only have grocery stores remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many have emerged as innovative leaders in addressing food insecurity….

Is Healthcare Really a ‘Black and White’ Issue?

Disparities clearly exist, and it is our responsibility to figure out why and how to address them, for the good of everyone….

Racial Disparities of COVID-19 Demand That We Explore and Address Root Causes

How can the healthcare industry acknowledge racial disparities and strategically work to reduce them? Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget to share…

Health Insurance Affordability: A Call to Action for Healthcare Industry Stakeholders in the Pandemic

Even before COVID-19, working-age Americans struggled to afford healthcare coverage. Now, in the event of an economic downturn, the situation could worsen….

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: An Infographic

Social determinants of health (SDoH) are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play – and they affect…

Rural Health Amid the Coronavirus

How has COVID-19 affected healthcare in rural areas? People in rural communities are typically spread out by distance already—but some could be…

How Telehealth and Health Equity Can Survive After COVID-19

Telehealth usage skyrocketed during COVID-19. But it also revealed inequities in the healthcare system. Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget to share…

We Can and Must Do Better

We are deeply saddened by the recent displays of injustice in America—and the systemic racism that continues to plague our nation. Subscribe…

COVID-19 Reveals the Need for Universal Mental Healthcare

Long after we flatten the curve, Americans will still be dealing with lingering mental health issues. Subscribe to our blog Don’t forget…

Protecting Vulnerable Groups During a Pandemic

No one is immune from the coronavirus, but low-income and other marginalized groups of people face a higher risk of impact. Subscribe…

Improving Rural Healthcare Access: My mother-in-law, a 20-mile drive and the reality of healthcare access in rural America

In rural areas, doctors are like a revolving door, rarely staying in one place for long. There are disparities in healthcare access…

Addressing Access to Care Challenges in Rural America

Access to healthcare in rural settings is a true challenge. Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five…