Carrot Health White Papers

Merle Power! Living Long and Prospering

Merle Phillips is a petite 110-year old 4’9” fireball who keeps doing big things. What accounts for Merle’s ultra-longevity and, more importantly, her high life quality? While having good genes influences lifespan, social determinants of health play an even more significant role in health, well-being and longevity. Merle Power! Living...

The Iceberg Cometh: Welcome to Sickville, USA

Increasingly, the U.S. healthcare system devotes resources, attention and innovation to managing the care of patients with cancer or chronic illness. However, it vastly underestimates the growth of that population and is poor at identifying individuals who will end up needing such services. The Iceberg Cometh, the first of a...

The Secret Sauce of Population Health

The “secret sauce” of population health blends access to data with actionable analysis, curates partnerships across sectors, and connects with communities to create options for upstream interventions. This paper outlines changes in the health landscape, defines the social determinants of health, highlights data and collaboration as a key ingredients to...

From Sick Care to Health Care

We all want to be healthy. Yet, the money we spend primarily goes to taking care of people once they are already sick. At that point, it is too late – it costs too much, and cannot turn back the clock to give someone “health.” Providing value by improving patients’...

Population Health Management in a Digital World

To improve community health outcomes, healthcare organizations need to look at indicators that go beyond traditional measures. Harnessing the power of social, economic, behavioral, environmental, and demographic data can bring a wealth of knowledge and predictive insights – allowing healthcare providers to address not only current population needs, but also...