Addressing the social determinants of health
Most of what determines how healthy you are isn't medical—it's social and behavioral.
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found that behavior accounted for roughly 40% of all deaths in the U.S.
Making patients healthier through pre-emptive interventions rather than relying solely on medical treatment can significantly decrease health risks.
That idea drives Healthify, a software suite that gives providers and others resources to connect patients with community organizations that can help address such issues as food insecurity and affordable housing.
Read the full article in Modern Healthcare.