Analyzing Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Patient Outcomes
Over the past few years, we’ve seen an acceleration of efforts and much-needed innovations in the healthcare system, including the recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health (SDOH) on patient outcomes and care.
However, creating a truly connected ecosystem that addresses all aspects of a patient’s care (clinical and social) is only possible with the right supporting infrastructure.
Currently, the healthcare system doesn’t have a clear means to deal with and address SDOH. Part of this is due to the lack of and insufficient data interoperability. Data interoperability is a crucial aspect of SDOH integration, as it determines how important data about patients reaches the main stakeholders in the healthcare system.
Health plans are working to get much more accurate and knowledgeable about how to triage and satisfy a population around behavior change.
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