On May 15th members of the Health Plan Alliance and the staff of Spring Street Exchange gathered in a stylish New Mexican restaurant near Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas. During the pre-event dinner the health plan audience quickly learned they had not registered for a one-day conference. Instead Nancy Wise graciously welcomed everyone to their first day as consultants for a new, undefined service to be named Amazon Prime Health.
The term social determinants of health (SDOH) has been a red-hot topic in the US healthcare system lately. Addressing SDOH is an exciting opportunity to drive change in a system plagued by astronomical prices and inconsistent results.
In November 2018 Spring Street Exchange hosted a visioning palooza on SDOH in Boston, MA. The point of the session was to draw together leaders from across various sectors of healthcare to discuss the topic of SDOH and start to envision the future of healthcare if fully integrated with social determinants of health.