November 2019

Twitter Chat: Let’s Talk About Social Determinants of Health Data

By Susan Clark

I am delighted to be hosting Healthcare IT TODAY‘s latest Twitter chat around social determinants of health data and where this intersects with government. Join me, @SusanHouckClark, on Twitter this Friday, November 8th, from 12pm ET, or follow the chat at the #HITsm hashtag.

Our health is shaped by our physical, social, and economic environments. For example, having access to quality grocery stores with fresh produce makes it much easier to eat a healthy diet. And when communities have areas with parks and sidewalks, exercise becomes easier. Additionally, having social supports affects health and wellness by helping people avoid mental health problems. These are a few ways that conditions in our communities shape our health and well-being.

In recent years, it has become more apparent than ever that there is significant need to embrace whole-person health. This includes all stakeholders who engage with individuals to improve health, including health care providers, insurance companies, and government and community-based organizations that provide services. In fact, we now see government agencies recognizing the importance of treating the whole-person to not only improve health outcomes but to reduce ongoing costs of health care.

Join us on #HITsm Twitter chat to collaborate on how to bring together the tech community, providers, and government to create powerful solutions.

Twitter Chat Questions

Q – What can we do to improve #SDOH data collection from multiple sources? e.g. identification of the data within existing records, from clinicians, from regulatory agencies, from patients, etc.
Q – How do we improve sharing #SDOH data with and among government agencies?
Q – What legal or ethical concerns should be considered regarding the use of data? What are potential barriers?
Q – What standards of improvement or development can best improve #SDOH data?
Q – How can government agencies better incorporate technology solutions to address #SDOH?
Q – How can state or local government best partner with non-healthcare delivery entities and providers to address social and environmental needs? What are examples of #SDOH outreach or interventions in your community?

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