ADoH Blog

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Cognitive bias

Reducing Cognitive Bias in Health Screenings

In the realm of healthcare, cognitive bias poses a significant challenge, often impacting the accuracy and effectiveness of patient screenings. Cognitive biases are systematic errors in thinking that affect the decisions and judgments that people make. These biases can lead to misdiagnoses, inappropriate treatments, and ultimately, poorer health outcomes. Emotii’s

importance of early detection in mental health

The Importance of Early Detection in Mental Health

In recent years, the significance of early detection in mental health has gained substantial attention from healthcare professionals and researchers. The onset of mental health disorders can be subtle, often progressing unnoticed until they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Early detection through tools like Emotii can play a

The Missing Dimension in Population Health

Integrating Affective Determinants of Health with Social Determinants Population health, at its core, is about understanding and addressing the multitude of factors that influence health outcomes across specific populations. Since the early 2000s, the spotlight has been on social determinants of health (SDOH)—external factors ranging from housing stability to education

The Crucial Link Between Emotional and Physical Well-Being

As we continue to explore the intricate web of human well-being, it’s evident that emotional and physical states are not isolated factors but interconnected facets that significantly influence one another. We’ve seen this correlation play out time and again, highlighting the pivotal role that emotions play in shaping our physical

The Crucial Role of ADoH in Whole Person Health and Value-Based Care

In today’s healthcare landscape, stakeholders are acutely aware of the pressing need to bolster the value proposition for patients. At its core, value-based healthcare is simply the quality of care against its associated costs. However, this equation, seemingly straightforward, has eluded the U.S. healthcare system. Presently, the U.S. healthcare system

Understanding The Affective Determinants of Health

While not widely recognized, the field of Affective Determinants of Health (ADoH) is gaining popularity due to an increased understanding of its pivotal role in shaping a person’s health behaviors. For many years, health behavior theories emphasized the role of conscious, behavior-specific cognitions as the main determinants of health behaviors.