Since the explosion of COVID-19, most countries have put in place public health measures to “flatten the curve” and accepted the concomitant economic pull back. But there is another number everyone should watch now: the capacity in hospitals to deliver critical care in intensive care units (ICU) with ventilators. It is the metric that indicates whether hospital systems will be overwhelmed.
Topic Integrated care
Income, employment, education, food security, housing, transportation, safety, and social support are all factors that affect health and well-being.
McKinsey conducted a national survey to understand the impact of unmet social needs on consumer health outcomes, utilization, and preferences. Given the link between unmet social needs and lower socioeconomic status, respondents for this survey included adult Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as well as low-income adults who were uninsured or who had purchased insurance through the individual market.
Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Thomas Zenty, CEO of University Hospitals, explain how their academic medical centers and academic-based health systems are finding their niche in the healthcare ecosystem. As these centers develop, how do changing consumer expectations and social determinants of health change their vision for the future?
The president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital explains how social determinants of health (e.g., education, housing, social support) affect children’s health outcomes, and how organizations that invest and intervene early can generate both near- and long-term value.
In transformations, healthcare providers and payers must attend to their organizational health, not just their short-term performance.
Research from over 30 countries offers insight into providing digital healthcare, including practical steps for key stakeholders.
Smart hospitals make extensive use of innovative technologies to improve care quality and patient experience while reducing costs.
Technology-driven innovation holds the potential to improve our understanding of patients, enable the delivery of more convenient, individualized care—and create $350 billion–$410 billion in annual value by 2025.