Jacob Reider, MD, CEO

I am here because I want the world to be more healthy. I have worked for decades to improve the health of our communities through the innovative use of technology, and the promotion of benevolence in business. 

Healthcare vs. Health Care

Healthcare vs. Health Care

Well, it’s finally happened. Mr. HisTalk and I violently disagree. His note today includes: Re: journalistic style. Is it ‘health care’ or ‘healthcare?’” I use the rules of the “AP Stylebook” for journalists with few exceptions, but one of those is that I write...

Three Big Changes

Three Big Changes

Prognosticators offer narratives of what the post-pandemic world will look like, and we see leaders invoke Rahm Emanuel (or was it Winston Churchill?) in their expressions of how they will “Gretzky” this. Here’s my take. None of this is particularly prescient, but...

Why Fee For Service Hurts Us: The Plain Language Version

Why Fee For Service Hurts Us: The Plain Language Version

I’ve had a few conversations recently with elected state officials, and I’m reminded that speaking plain language always helps. Here goes: We all agree that fire stations are a good thing, right? And we agree that we don’t want them to be busy … So if the firefighters...

Toyota Mirror Replacement

Toyota Mirror Replacement

.. and now for something completely different. For me, writing a blog isn’t about getting clicks, earning ad revenue (no ads here) or getting tweeted. I write here to share insight that may be helpful to others. I started writing this in 1999. Topics vary, but I don’t...

A purpose

A purpose

We went for a walk yesterday. Griffin carried a stick. Humans go for walks to “clear our minds” or “get in touch with nature.”  Dogs already have clear minds. For them, the freedom of a walking trail without security of a leash or the familiarity of a daily walking...

It’s not a beer

It’s not a beer

When we announced a few weeks ago that our IPA had executed our first contract, I found myself explaining what an IPA is and what it does. An IPA is a business entity that assists multiple independent organizations to contract with managed care organizations (health...

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Healthy Together, Referral Network

A state-of-the-art referral management platform that simplifies and streamlines social determinants of health-focused referrals between medical, behavioral, and social care providers to improve health.

Interested in joining Healthy Together? Please fill out the request form below.

Healthy Together, Referral Network

Circulation is a transportation service used to connect individuals with social care services that address basic needs. This product is a direct response to the growing body of research demonstrating that addressing social determinants of health (i.e. transportation) more effectively in underserved communities can improve health while lowering costs. In order to take part in Circulation, you must be a user of Healthy Together.

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IPA Participants have access to complimentary HIPAA Training for employees, as well as an organizational Security Self-Assessment.

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*To streamline, if multiple people oversee different areas within your organization, you may want to review + distribute this PDF version prior to taking the actual Security Self-Assessment.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a collaborative, high-performing, regional network of organizations that provide social services (access to food, shelter, transportation, etc.) to the underserved communities spanning Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga counties. A community convener, Alliance brings together health providers of all kinds – medical, social, and behavioral – to cultivate sustainable, community-wide solutions that better health.

We assist (our community members + partners), we advise (where necessary), we augment (when invited to do so), we assess (to offer feedback about our shared progress), and we take accountability for the health of our community.

HOW IT WORKS

The work we do is largely possible thanks to Healthy Together, Alliance’s free referral platform, used to connect thousands of community members in need to our growing network of organizations ready and willing to help. Healthy Together links health providers of all kinds (from regional hospitals to local food pantries and everyone in between), so that basic human needs – not just medical ones – are met timely and with kindness.

 

 

WHAT WE DO

At the very foundation of our company is a shared belief that we exist only because we continue to foster real change for our community’s most vulnerable. Our hypothesis, which is part of a growing trend, is that by addressing social needs (access to healthy food, stable housing, job training, etc.) before they evolve into medical problems (routine – costly – trips to the emergency department for warmth during cold, winter months for the homeless population, etc.) will improve the overall health of our communities, while reducing medical costs for all.


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