Carrot Health Blog

Homelessness as Public Health Crisis: Interventions That Make Financial Sense

By Kurt Waltenbaugh Let’s start with this study from Santa Clara County, California: Home Not Found: Cost of Homelessness Study. It describes researchers’ observations (from 2007 to 2012) as they followed 104,206 individuals to understand the financial impact of homelessness...

Carrot Shtick – Episode 2

Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? With Thompson Aderinkomi Kurt enjoys an energetic conversation with Thompson Aderinkomi, a luminary of the Minnesota health and entrepreneurial landscape, working on his latest venture, Nice Healthcare. Listen in as they challenge each other and...

How to Craft Better Member Outreach Using Consumer Data

The rapid rise of consumerism in the healthcare industry has caused a steep escalation in member expectations. At the same time, recent changes in Star Ratings emphasize the importance of these expectations by giving extra weight to scores in member...

Carrot Shtick – Episode 1

Consumers and What's Missing in Healthcare with Spencer Pratt Kurt had the pleasure of sitting down with Carrot Health’s own Spencer Pratt recently for a conversation about consumers, what’s missing in healthcare, and, more importantly, what can we do to...

How to Deliver Support to Members Who Need It Most

Using traditional data sources, like claims history, is a fair way to predict your members’ future needs — providing nothing unexpected happens. For example, when the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., long-standing risk prediction methods weren’t able to help health...

What the Data Says About Race and Inequity in Minneapolis

by Kurt Waltenbaugh Image courtesy of Time magazine On May 25, 2020, George Floyd's death sparked a reckoning over racial injustice that had been a long time coming in Minneapolis. The outrage-fueled protests and the resulting police response consumed the...

Defund the Police?
Start With Funding Equity to Improve Health & Safety

Photo credit: Milo Waltenbaugh By Kurt Waltenbaugh On Monday, May 25, 2020, less than three miles from where I live with my family, a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd. Protests began the following day, escalating into riots during the...

SDoH & The Hidden Barriers to Better Healthcare

SDoH & The Hidden Barriers to Better Healthcare The U.S. spends more money on healthcare than any developed nation. Yet health outcomes aren’t improving, even as spending continues to increase. What makes this so? A neglected social safety net, having...

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