Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) President and CEO Susan Dentzer, who participated in our recent teleheath forum in Washington, D.C., discusses in a guest blog post why telemedicine is still only beginning to make a dent in U.S. health care delivery despite being a decades-old technology.
How do we empower patients and families to ensure they receive the highest quality mental health care? What opportunities exist for clinicians to work with the housing, employment, and other sectors to advance mental health and wellness for all? The answers to these questions are especially important to me, having watched loved ones’ personal struggles with mental illness, even when they had access to care and treatment.
Shannon McMahon, MPA, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations department in August as the executive director of Medicaid policy. In this role, she provides public policy, regulatory and legislative advice on Medicaid and other complex and strategic public policy issues. We sat down with Shannon to hear her insights about the future of Medicaid and her work at Kaiser Permanente.
The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and Mental Health America, with support from Kaiser Permanente, are leading an effort to identify creative ways to engage and coordinate community assets to transform the delivery of behavioral health supports, with a focus on treating the “whole person,” inclusive of the many factors that impact prevention and access to care.
For people living with chronic diseases, prescription medications can increase longevity and improve quality of life. Yet, in the United States, more than half of adults 40 and older with chronic conditions report at least one episode of non-adherence to their prescriptions.
Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.