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Expanding the Electronic Health Record to Do More

By Teresa Cutts Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released their position paper on “Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records.” Electronic health records (EHRs) are used by health systems to identify social (for example, employment status) and behavioral factors  (such as tobacco use) or the so-called social determinants of health variables. Contributing experts […]

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Stakeholder Health Forum Series: Looking Ahead

Stakeholder Health Forums are web-based presentations by health system professionals in open source learning to improve the health of those they serve. These monthly Forums, co-hosted with the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, are open to all those who’ve participated in Stakeholder Health meetings and conversations […]

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Nemours: Integrator for Children

    How does a health system take on the rising childhood obesity and related health issues? In an article in Healthier America 2013, Debbie Chang and Mary Kate Mouser say that in 2004 Nemours decided to supplement their clinical services with health promotion and disease prevention. With integrated care the goal “was to prevent […]

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Bon Secours Baltimore and Enterprise Homes

    In the late 1980s, about two-thirds of the housing units surrounding the Bon Secours Health System in West Baltimore were vacant. So the hospital slowly got into the housing business—and found a like-minded partner, Enterprise Homes. NewPublicHealth recently interviewed George Kleb and Christine Madigan. Kleb is executive director Bon Secours Health System, and Christine Madigan, […]

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Come to the Table, Chicago

Come to the Table Regional Summit May 14, 2014. 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. The University Club, downtown Chicago “Hunger affects all aspects of development and good health,” say Ambassador Tony Hall and ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra. “And there are clear associations between food insecurity and poorer health status among people of all ages.” The […]

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