Social determinants of health (SDOH) recognize the needs & circumstances of the whole patient and play a role in the quality and cost of care. SDOH data has sparked conversations on the value and ethical use of this data and will likely be involved in the next wave of healthcare policy decisions.
You are invited to a briefing and discussion on the use of SDOH data for insights in healthcare. Join eHealth Initiative in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, June 27th, from 8 – 10 AM in Senate Dirksen G11. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided.
Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO of eHealth Initiative, will moderate a panel of leaders from consumer, provider, and payer groups who will provide their perspectives on the value of SDOH data and its appropriate use:
- Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Chief Medical Officer (interim) at the American Cancer Society will discuss how consumers understand and use SDOH for cancer treatment
- Bradley Wolters, Director, Federal Government Relations at Marshfield Clinic will provide information on how providers use SDOH data, including for medical decisions and providing resources to patients in their out-of-clinic care
- Karin VanZant, VP, Integrated Community Partnerships at CareSource, will discuss how payers hope to achieve a better understanding of risk, better patient engagement, and more effective use of existing treatment resource
- Invited Congressional Members
This briefing features the official release of eHI's Guiding Principles for the Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data, a document on the value of leveraging SDOH data for maximum good in healthcare.
Please RSVP by June 24. Space is limited! For more background on SDOH and the implications of SDOH in healthcare, read eHI's report on the topic.