Moderated by Steve Sisko, Healthcare Data, Technology, and Services Consultant
Topic: Addressing Healthcare via Non-medical, Community-based Resources and Tools
Participate on Twitter by tweeting at us & our participants using the hashtag #HITsm – every Friday, 11 am CT.
Topic 1: How can individuals who may benefit from non-medical support services be identified? #HITsm
Topic 2: What role, if any, do physicians have in connecting patients to specific, local, non-medical support programs and resources? #HITsm
Topic 3: How can technology be used to reach out to people who may not seek help or sign up to receive it? #HITsm
Topic 4: How can technology tap the large supply of informal support from volunteers and resources provided by local service organizations? #HITsm
Topic 5: How can digital tools bridge care provided in clinical settings with community-based, non-medical resources? #HITsm
Topic 6: What are some ways technology can help support the ‘carers’ who provide support to others? #HITsm
Social Determinants and Community Resources
While it seems that finding cures for diseases and performing specific medical procedures would make the biggest contribution to promoting health, this just isn’t the case. It’s been established that 30% of health outcomes are due to specific health/medical issues with the balance attributed to behavior and environment influence. Accordingly, support from the community, through local volunteers or trusted low–cost services, has a vital role to play in meeting one’s practical needs and improving quality of life.
Providing technology and services to efficiently connect people to social programs that can help them get on the path toward good health is the subject of this #HITsm chat. – Steve Sisko
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