A Five-Point Plan to Address SDOH

Addressing SDOH is complicated. It cannot be solved without collaboration. The old adage “It takes a village” truly applies here. While providers often focus on putting sophisticated population health technologies in place to grasp SDOH, data is just one piece of the puzzle. Equally important is a well-defined and collaborative action plan.

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MemorialCare Making Great Strides in Reducing Patient Harm

Patient safety has been a pressing issue in healthcare since 1999, with the publication of the landmark report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Despite two decades of attention, estimates of annual patient deaths due to medical errors have risen steadily to as many as 440,000 lives, a figure that was reported in the Journal of Patient Safety in 2013.

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I-PASS Reaches Major Milestones

I-PASS has developed methods for improving communication during transitions—and the I-PASS Institute has just celebrated its fifth year using its process. Partnering with more than 100 U.S. hospitals, the I-PASS Institute and the I-PASS Study Group have seen significant successes over the past decade.

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Health Equity Top Priority for Leader of Institute for Healthcare Improvement

After graduating from Brown, Mate worked at Boston-based Partners in Health. He also worked at the World Health Organization and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to being elevated to president and CEO at IHI, he was the organization’s chief innovation and education officer. He recently told HealthLeaders that he was inspired to pursue a career in medicine while working for Partners in Health with HIV/AIDS patients in Haiti and drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Peru.

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How to Address Health Equity Issues in a Proactive Manner

Leveraging SDoH for VBC requires proper measurement and interpretation of available SDoH data. It is a complex problem due to the variety of structured/semi-structured/unstructured data sets coming from multiple sources, the lack of standardization in data collection and processing, as well as the need to capture a very large number of demographic, environmental, and socioeconomic metrics not yet measured today.

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Value-Based Healthcare: How It Expanded During COVID-19

Preexisting conditions became newly challenging during the pandemic, as chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension risked being untreated. Many patients fell behind on care, avoiding doctor visits and hospital stays out of concern of COVID-19 exposure—which added significant risks to those with preexisting conditions.

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Analytics and Hospital Pharmacies: Building a Successful Program

There’s value to be found in the data related to hospital pharmacies, as well, but unlocking actionable analytics and insights from metrics reporting requires the right viewpoints and skill sets. Global medical technology company BD recently hosted a panel discussion inviting key pharmacy leaders and experts to talk about how analytics have impacted high-performing hospital pharmacy programs.

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