Population Health

 

New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations Can Reach More Patients But Won't Remove All Barriers

March 11, 2021

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently released an updated recommendation addressing lung cancer screening criteria at a sooner rate starting at 50-years-old rather than 55. The task force says this expansion will be especially helpful to those who face disparities to screening. Although, it won’t cover all disparities.

Addressing SDoH During, After COVID-19 per Manik Bhat of Healthify

December 09, 2020

Briana Contreras of MHE spoke with Manik Bhat, founder and CEO of Healthify – a company that works with managed care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem. Manik and Briana spoke about how the need to address SDoH has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began and what the importance of addressing these social and economic issues are during and after the pandemic. They also touched on how SDoH contribute to the spread of viral diseases, but worsen the issues for individuals already struggling.