Tapping Into the Health Benefits of Social Networks Among Cancer Survivors

Payers are paying increasing attention to this risk factor, especially among the elderly population. CareMore, an Anthem subsidiary, has developed interventions to combat loneliness among seniors in an effort to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, obesity, and premature death. CareMore has also created the position of a Chief Togetherness Officer, and the company plans to track the impact of the program on health outcomes, readmissions, and other quality indicators.

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