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2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health

2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health documents

the efforts of more than 140 healthcare organizations to assess social, economic and environmental factors in patients and to begin to redesign care management to account for these factors. These metrics are compiled from responses to the February 2017 Social Determinants of Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.


Breaking down findings by high-responding industry sectors, this report encompasses the following data points:
Availability of programs (existing and planned) to address SDOH;
Populations prioritized for SDOH screening;
Prevalence of SDOH screenings integrated into clinical workflows;
Opportunities to conduct SDOH screenings (e.g. Annual Medicare Wellness Visit);
Preferred SDOH screening tools;
Key SDOHs addressed during patient screening, such as nutrition, housing and social environment;
Population needs identified by SDOH screening;
Interventions available to individuals identified with SDOHs;
Community and social services linked to SDOH programs;
Primary responsibility for SDOH assessment and response;
Most effective SDOH tools, workflows and protocols;
Key challenges of SDOH screening and follow-up;
Support for Medicare reimbursement of SDOH initiatives;
Impacts and greatest successes from SDOH initiatives, including SDOH influence on clinical indicators, hospital and ER utilization, patient experience, mortality and satisfaction, reimbursement and total cost of care, and more;
The complete February 2017 Social Determinants of Health survey tool;
>and much more.
This benchmark report is designed to meet the business and planning needs of health systems, health plans, population health and health coaching organizations, case management, managed care organizations, physician organizations and others by providing critical benchmarks for addressing social determinants of health.

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