Thursday, March 26
National Summit—How to Take the Social Work Model to New Heights With High Tech
Sponsored by Best Buy Health.
Thursday, March 26 | 2:00–3:00 PM
Older adults are especially prone to experiencing poorer health outcomes due to unmet social needs, making creative ways to address social determinants of health (SDOH) an industry priority. Social workers are ideally positioned to provide direct support and assistance for SDOH such as loneliness, food insecurity and limited access to transportation.
When supported by the right technology, the social work model—managed care with social workers at the helm—is one of the most impactful ways to deliver care where it is most effective for each person, without incurring high operational costs for national payers. The implementation of 2020 Medicare Advantage benefits is on the horizon and will expand supplemental benefits such as adult care and caregiver support services. This session will explain the benefits of health-based technology and the social work model while also addressing the challenges and keys to implementation.
Amber Knettel, General Manager – Connected Health, Best Buy Health