When it comes to reducing disparities in cancer care, it’s imperative that we remove the burden of discovery from providers and efficiently bridge the gap between the patient’s lived experiences and their clinical care path.
We must connect life to care.
Advancing equity in cancer care requires collaboration
When it comes to effectively tackling the root causes of health disparities in cancer care, no one health system, company, government agency, or payer can go it alone.
The Connecting Life to Care initiative empowers stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to work collaboratively to drive action on reducing care disparities. Working together to develop standards to measure gaps, interventions, and outcomes, we can identify and share data-driven insights on best practices and build the foundation for equitable care.
How we're engaging patients in this initiative
There is no path to health equity without listening to and understanding the voice of the patient. This initiative:
- engages patients and caregivers directly with a clinically validated platform
- allows them to communicate their unique challenges and more easily collaborate with providers
- cohesively delivers the often-fragmented support services needed to overcome challenges that inhibit better health outcomes
How insights drive action
A multi-year initiative, Connecting Life to Care provides insights that deliver increasing value over time, as we connect the dots from prevalence of health-related social needs (HRSN) to program efficacy to impact on total cost of care.
Understanding the prevalence of HRSN
Social Determinants of Health vary tremendously within populations and across communities and are derived from broad swaths of data that obscure real needs. Empowering patients to self-report HRSN provides a new level of precision for understanding non-medical barriers to health.
Analyzing the efficacy of interventions
With patient-reported data on HRSN, a monolithic problem can be deconstructed into manageable parts. This allows for more strategic design and delivery of tactical interventions and support services.
Quantifying the impact on medical outcomes
The same technology capturing the voices of patients and their HRSN can also capture when those needs have been addressed and how. Combining this unique data source with other longitudinal data sets illuminates the correlation between HRSN and health outcomes.
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