Introducing
Photo taken with permissionMrs. M
Mrs. M had a chronic                              headache. She visited 3                              Emergency Rooms (ER...
After 3 ER visits, a clinic noted                              that she lived in an area                              ende...
Treating peoplewithout tacklingthe conditions thatmake them sick isa losing valueproposition-   Very costly-   Less effect...
The CurrentStandard of   Care Is Not Good  Enough
A better standardof care adds valueby tackling health-critical social andenvironmentalconditions                  and is e...
Glimpsesof this better standardof care are out there
Yet 4 out of 5 physicians still  feel under-equipped toaddress their patients’ social           needs   -RWJF “Health Care...
Why?
Healthcare lacks the knowledge and toolsto tackle social determinants of health           We don’t have enough data or    ...
Healthcare can be better butcare teams and clinics lack        q  Training & Tools        q  Incentives        q  Actio...
Thats why we started
Who are we? A socially-responsible startup  founded by physicians that    provides expertise andtechnology to help healthc...
What do we do?
We’ve                    Built a                    Network  We built an online platform     where frontline health  profe...
Now, we’re adding a new service to helphealth professionals, students, and experts:  Ask and answer questionsabout social ...
The “Biosocial Curbside”1. Ask a question            2. Experts, like aonline anytime               lawyer or socialabout ...
Help build the Q&A service Ask your questions today!Visit the HealthBegins website and        click “Ask a Question”. Not ...
Stay TunedWe will soon release more tools tohelp health professionals and clinicsto:Find Community-Based Resourcesfor pati...
Thanks!
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  1. 1. Introducing
  2. 2. Photo taken with permissionMrs. M
  3. 3. Mrs. M had a chronic headache. She visited 3 Emergency Rooms (ER) in 1 month, but still had no Good diagnosis nor a treatment plan. Care? Overall, she had: 2 CAT scans of her head 1 Lumbar puncture Blood tests Pain medicines Out-of-pocket charges Missed work Lost income And she was still sickPhoto taken with permission
  4. 4. After 3 ER visits, a clinic noted that she lived in an area endemic for unhealthy housing. A medical assistant screened her Better for housing risks. Care Mrs. M lived in a damp, moldy home. With that data, the MD correctly diagnosed her in 12 minutes with a housing-related illness. He treated her with meds and a healthy housing program.Photo taken with permission Mrs.M & her home got better.
  5. 5. Treating peoplewithout tacklingthe conditions thatmake them sick isa losing valueproposition- Very costly- Less effective- Unjust- Unsatisfying- Unsustainable Propietary/ Confidential
  6. 6. The CurrentStandard of Care Is Not Good Enough
  7. 7. A better standardof care adds valueby tackling health-critical social andenvironmentalconditions and is essential to building a pay-for- value healthcare system
  8. 8. Glimpsesof this better standardof care are out there
  9. 9. Yet 4 out of 5 physicians still feel under-equipped toaddress their patients’ social needs -RWJF “Health Care’s Blind Side” Dec 2011 Propietary/ Confidential
  10. 10. Why?
  11. 11. Healthcare lacks the knowledge and toolsto tackle social determinants of health We don’t have enough data or ways to identify and share clinical innovations for population health Structural & macro-incentives to integrate population health interventions and medical care are not strong enough
  12. 12. Healthcare can be better butcare teams and clinics lack q  Training & Tools q  Incentives q  Actionable data q  Resources or time q  Networks & support to tackle the social determinants of health
  13. 13. Thats why we started
  14. 14. Who are we? A socially-responsible startup founded by physicians that provides expertise andtechnology to help healthcareimprove health where it begins
  15. 15. What do we do?
  16. 16. We’ve Built a Network We built an online platform where frontline health professionals, experts, and population health advocatescan share ideas and innovations
  17. 17. Now, we’re adding a new service to helphealth professionals, students, and experts: Ask and answer questionsabout social or environmental factors that impact patients
  18. 18. The “Biosocial Curbside”1. Ask a question 2. Experts, like aonline anytime lawyer or socialabout a health- worker, answercritical social or question.environmental issue 3. Users rate answers and tell friends. Experts earn points for good answers.
  19. 19. Help build the Q&A service Ask your questions today!Visit the HealthBegins website and click “Ask a Question”. Not yet a member? Sign up to be a member of our closed beta at healthbegins.ning.com
  20. 20. Stay TunedWe will soon release more tools tohelp health professionals and clinicsto:Find Community-Based Resourcesfor patientsTransform Clinical Practice toaddress social determinants ofhealth
  21. 21. Thanks!

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