Although technology has made huge strides since data sharing initiatives were first launched, unanswered questions still remain – particularly around people and processes, said our panelists during a recent webinar.
By combining the right data with the right models, social determinants of health are a powerful asset in predictive models of health, outcomes, and potential health disparities, according to researchers from Mayo Clinic Platform and Change Healthcare.
One of the many advantages of being a data-driven culture? The ability to leverage analytics to identify needs and prioritize investments to figure out “what meets needs and what doesn’t,” said CIO Jackie Rice in this podcast.
Part of becoming a data-driven organization is ensuring that analytics partners with other departments – including business, clinical, and informatics – to address key challenges, says Patrick McGill, MD, who talks about his strategy as Chief Analytics Officer.
When it comes to social determinants of health, capturing data is important, but it’s merely one step, says Patrick McGill, MD. It’s also about leveraging that data to understand why gaps exist, and partnering with others to help close them.