Some experts estimate that between 60 to 80 percent of a person’s health condition is influenced by social factors, far outpacing the impact of direct clinical care¹.
Nutrition, housing, transportation, literacy and education, safety, language and social support are social determinants of health (SDOH) and are key drivers of health outcomes.
The World Health Organization defines SDOH as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.”²
Leaders across healthcare are recognizing the power of...
We asked industry thought leaders from across the healthcare ecosystem to weigh in on their predictions, hopes and ruminations for the year ahead.
From cancer therapy to data sharing to patient apps to affordability, we share some of 2019's most thoughtful predictions.
Here's what healthcare's thought leaders are saying.
There’s been much talk about the unprecedented volume of healthcare data now available (and if you read our blog you know we have covered it as well). So how do we share this data effectively, so we can provide better care and treatment for patients? For starters, we need more robust Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and a better integrated data flow.
That’s the clear message coming from the Interoperability, Health Information Exchange and Advocacy Day hosted by the New England chapter of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) that I recently attended. The all-day...