The health care industry has customarily thought about health care data and individual responsibility as primary influencers of a person’s health outcomes. Organizations are now recognizing that alternative drivers, such as economic status, social factors and physical environment are also key influencers in health outcomes. But, how should organizations leverage social determinants in managing populations? How do they integrate these insights into existing processes to help providers make more informed decisions at an individual and population level?
Social determinants of health are key elements in managing population health outcomes and incorporating them into your strategy will drive incremental value.
- What are Social Determinants of Health (SDH)?
- What are some existing models?
- What is the Return on Investment (ROI)?
- How can SDH integrate into the workflow?
Jeffrey D. Colvin, MD, JD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and physician and Director of Research within General Academic Pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tanuj Gupta, MD, MBA, Senior Director and Physician Executive, Population Health, Cerner Corporation