Tag Archives: Community

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »

A community of care: Planstin aims to simplify health care delivery, improve services and save NH consumers money – Manchester Ink Link

Health care cost outlays by insured Americans represents almost one-fifth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), amounting to almost $ 11,000 for every person in the U.S.  Beyond the cost, there is an often-confusing array of paperwork relating to co-pays, deductibles and other elements of the system.   With such a sizable investment in our… Read More »

Anne Arundel Health System’s acquisition of Doctors Community Health System finalized

Maryland-based Anne Arundel Health System has signed a definitive agreement, along with Doctors Community Health System, to merge and form a new entity, with the new health system as yet unnamed. While full integration is expected to take a couple of years, a name for the new health system will be unveiled this summer. WHAT’S… Read More »