Tag Archives: determinants

The Social Determinants of Prescription Drugs – A View From CoverMyMeds

The COVID-19 pandemic forced consumers to define what were basic or essential needs to them; for most people, those items have been hygiene products, food, and connectivity to the Internet. There’s another good that’s essential to people who are patients: prescription drugs. A new report from CoverMyMeds details the current state of medication access weaving… Read More »

Uber Health’s non-emergency medical transportation platform addresses the social determinants

A partnership between Uber Health and American Logistics is changing the way patients receive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). A recent HIMSS20 Digital session dove into just how important it is to provide transportation for patients. Every year, four million medical appointments are missed or delayed because patients can’t get there. “Access to transportation is a… Read More »

Major new report calls for better integration of social determinants of health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has published a new study that explores some key imperatives for health systems, government agencies and other stakeholders with regard to addressing the social determinants of health. WHY IT MATTERSThe report, “Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health,”… Read More »