Social determinants of health (SDOH)—the conditions under which people live, learn, work and age—have a greater impact on health risks and outcomes than medical care. As a result, states are increasingly looking to address SDOH as a way to improve population health, address health disparities and inequities, and squeeze more value from Medicaid dollars. Data and information technology play a pivotal role in enabling SDOH initiatives by capturing information at an individual and community level and driving analytics to bring critical insights that can lead to improved care and results. Accessing and using sensitive SDOH data, however, invokes considerable operational, technical, privacy and security challenges.
How can health IT help institutions successfully meet SDOH program objectives, and how can the numerous challenges accessing and using SDOH information be overcome? Find out at a new webinar from Manatt and HIMSS, with guest presenters from the states of Arizona and Virginia.
Key topics include:
- The ways technology-driven solutions can support SDOH program goals
- How COVID-19 has exemplified deep rooted institutional racism and barriers to health equity that can be addressed in SDOH programs and initiatives
- The challenges associated with implementing SDOH initiatives—and the role of health IT in addressing those challenges
- Health IT-driven solutions for combining data from diverse sources to enable innovative, meaningful SDOH applications
- Key considerations when defining, collecting, exchanging and reporting healthcare and social services data around infrastructure, data integration, privacy and security and data governance
- Jonah Frohlich, Managing Director, Manatt Health
- Elizabeth Osius, Director, Manatt Health
- Norman Oliver, MD, State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health