We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Susan Houck Clark (@SusanHouckClark) from Briljent on the topic “Government and SDoH”.
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 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, government and community-based organizations who 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 on-going 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.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: 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. #HITsm
T2: How do we improve sharing #SDOH data with and among government agencies? #HITsm
T3: What legal or ethical concerns should be considered regarding the use of data? What are potential barriers? #HITsm
T4: What standards improvement or development can best improve #SDOH data? #HITsm
T5: How can government agencies better incorporate technology solutions to address #SDOH? #HITsm
Bonus: 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? #HITsm
11/22 – How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?
Hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome)
11/29 – Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday – No Chat
12/6 – Seniors and Technology
Hosted by Jay LaBine, Chief Medical Officer at @naviHealthPAC
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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