Carrot Health Blog

Excitement and Exhaustion: Behind the Scenes at the Accenture HealthTech Challenge

By Kurt Waltenbaugh Thursday, February 6, 2020, was a long day. But let’s back up. Carrot Health applied to the Accenture HealthTech Challenge in 2018, and we were told to mature our idea a little further and re-apply in 2019....

How SDoH Align With Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

By Amogh Rajan, Product Manager Let’s go beyond the buzz: social determinants of health (SDoH) is a phrase that’s been repackaged by healthcare, for healthcare. The concept itself, however, is more than half a century old and was first introduced...

The Bicycle of Healthcare Innovation

by Spencer Pratt, Vice President, Product S.S. Wilson, a former lecturer in engineering at Oxford University, published an 11-page article on bicycle technology in the March 1973 edition of Scientific American. In the article, Wilson measured the efficiency of locomotion...

Carrot Health Believes in a Future With No Barriers to Better Health

by Kurt Waltenbaugh Here’s our Carrot Healthy “why”: We believe in a future with no barriers to better health, a future without 25-year mortality gaps between communities within the same city, a world that invests in creating and maintaining healthy...

A Requiem for American Sick-Care

By Amogh Rajan, Product Manager Inequalities prevent many Americans from getting the good, consistent healthcare we all deserve – not as Americans, but as humans. While inequalities and disparities may never completely go away, Carrot Health believes the adverse impact...

3 Medicare Star Rating Roadblocks (and How to Address Them)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) applies Star Ratings to improve the competitiveness and quality of Medicare Advantage health plans. However, plans face major challenges in achieving better scores. Most of these roadblocks are data related.  In Carrot...

How Can Medicare Advantage Plans Achieve and Maintain High Star Ratings?

Medicare Star Ratings shape consumer perceptions of health plans and directly impact insurers’ profitability. Like a Yelp or Amazon review score, a plan’s Star Rating can attract, retain or turn away consumers, affecting the organization’s reputation, brand and even its...

RHP6 Healthcare Innovation: Everything is Bigger in Texas

By Mike Hartwell, Director of Business Development The saying goes that “everything is bigger in Texas,” but is that the case for healthcare innovation and regional collaboration? I’m glad to say I got the opportunity to travel down and find...

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