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Conshohocken, PA, April 27, 2022 – Celéri Health, LLC (“Celéri”), Celéri Health is pleased to announce its partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Health Disparities Research, through which their Neighborhood Atlas® Area Deprivation Index (ADI) will be incorporated into Celéri’s comprehensive pain data services.
The ADI is a validated measure that incorporates 17 factors of social determinants of health (SDOH), such as income, education, employment, and housing quality, in order to rank neighborhood levels of disadvantage. Previous research has found that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with many health-related factors including limited access to nutritious food, more safety concerns and greater risk of toxic exposures, such as pollution. Individuals who live in such neighborhoods are more apt to develop certain diseases and to die earlier from those diseases. By considering a patient’s level of neighborhood disadvantage, providers may choose to tailor patient interventions that can improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. Strengths of this approach include a consistent standardized measurement and consideration of social and environmental factors that impact health. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services currently uses the ADI to make adjustments for the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity Access and Community Health model. For more information visit https://www.neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu/.
“It has been proven that pain severity/interference correlates positively with ADI” says Jason Pope, MD, one of the founders of Celéri Health. “Pain providers that have likely socioeconomic conditions of their patient front-and-center with other patient-reported outcomes like PROMIS-29 and Patient Global Impression of Change, for example – are better armed to provide a patient with a care pathway that meets their holistic needs.” Further, the CEO of Celéri Health, Sean McCrossen says, “We know that a patient’s pain story is influenced by a multitude of factors. Chronic pain is influenced by genetics, early life experiences, mood and psychological state, coexisting medical conditions, and environments.2 To that end, Celéri wants to work with its vast community of pain providers around gathering and sharing data representing as many of those co-existing environments as we can possibly bring to them.”
The Area Deprivation Index (ADI) is available to the clients of Celéri’s PainIntel™ as a correlative to their patient reported outcome measures and within the platform’s Pain Command Center for population health considerations.
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