- Alongside federal partners and other healthcare stakeholders, ONC advances social determinants of health data exchange by steering the development, dissemination, and adoption of health standards.
- The authors noted that ONC informs policy development that addresses challenges surrounding social determinants of health data interoperability and use.
- Currently, ONC is developing a toolkit that aims to help states, payers, community-based organizations, and other healthcare stakeholders implement social determinants of health data exchange within their communities. The toolkit will include suggestions for applying health IT standards, infrastructure, and interoperability to ensure social determinants of health data is accurate, actionable, and easy to access.
- ONC is exploring electronic data tagging capabilities, as well as clinical guidelines that use social determinants of health data for clinical decision support. The agency is also exploring ways to exchange health data more accurately and equitably, especially in disadvantaged communities.