As population health management and value-based contracting evolves, organizations across the care continuum are taking a more holistic approach to how health care is delivered, with a keen eye on improving health outcomes and cost savings.
With that, there is an industry-wide recognition that social, economic, environmental and societal factors have a profound impact on the delivery of care, particularly for Medicaid populations.
These social determinants of health (SDoH) can all lead to a direct decline in a patient’s overall physical and mental health. That is, if a patient suffers from alcohol or substance abuse, can’t understand medication instructions, has food security or housing problems, or simply doesn’t have transportation to the doctor’s office, even the best-laid care plans are sometimes doomed to fail.
HealthEC, which has pioneered the integration of SDoH and health care technology, uses embedded SDoH assessments for patients on our CareConnect platform – allowing care coordinators to address health care barriers and prevent them from interfering with individualized care plans.
By creating holistic plans that integrate SDoH assessments, the prospects for better patient outcomes rise significantly.
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