Moderated by Dr. Carl Johnson, Senior Physician Director, Optum
Topic: Social Determinants of Health
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Topic 1: What is the potential for using social determinants of health to improve health outcomes? #HITsm
Topic 2: What metrics of social determinants of health should health care providers monitor? #HITsm
Topic 3: How would you rank social determinants of health by importance to health care providers? #HITsm
Topic 4: How should healthcare analytics platforms combine social determinants of health data with traditional sources? #HITsm
Topic 5: What role do social determinants of health play in your current health care management strategy? #HITsm
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health (SDOH).
Health care leaders quickly learned that the most accessible data – claims data – is important but not enough. Adding in clinical data helps. But even when combined, clinical and claims data can’t tell providers why a patient regularly skips appointments or fails to fill prescriptions. These types of questions can be grouped together under the heading social determinants of health (SDOH).
The concept of SDOH broadens the scope of “healthcare data” and poses tough questions about where and how healthcare analytics needs to combine this data with other traditional sources for analytics. – Dr. Carl Johnson MD
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