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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...

The High Cost of Incomplete Risk Stratification in Healthcare

The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other developed nation, yet health costs continue to rise, and outcomes fail to improve. In many instances, the lack of a coordinated societal approach to social determinants of health (SDoH) contributes to...

News from the COVID-19 Front Line:
An ER Outside of New York, Part II

By Won Chung, Carrot Health Chief Medical Officer (@WGCMD) “COVID-19 just revealed a hidden gap in men’s healthcare. What’s next?” It is now April, and we’re at peak volume for patients with COVID-19. Almost everyone who comes into our ED...

News from the COVID-19 Front Line:
An ER Outside of New York

News from the COVID-19 Front Line: An ER Outside of New York By Won Chung, Carrot Health Chief Medical Officer (@WGCMD) “If you’re homeless, how do you shelter-in-place?” Yelling and screaming, our usual “frequent flyer” Paul* is brought into the...

Carrot Health Recap of the RISE Medicare Marketing and Sales Summit

by Rachele Elasky In February, Carrot Health had the opportunity to attend the RISE Medicare Marketing and Sales Summit in Las Vegas. Dozens of different vendors attended, and hundreds of people came to network, listen to speakers, and further their...

Data-Driven Insights Identify Opportunities for Medicare Advantage Plans

Carrot Health’s CFO Stephen Sigmond recently authored a column in Fierce Healthcare describing how data-driven insights for Medicare Advantage plans can help insurers succeed. Using a data-driven business model, he says, regional health plans can more clearly define their competitive...

What Payers and Providers Really Need From SDoH Data

Clinicians know that overall health status has more to do with what happens outside the healthcare system than inside it but often don’t have detailed information about the social challenges impacting patients and communities. Even when they do have access...

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