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.
“The foundation of healthcare may remain solid, but many of the walls, floors, windows, and doors that sit on this foundation are rotting and need to be replaced,” said John Halamka and Paul Cerrato, who discuss the need for digital reconstruction.
The most valuable tool for clinicians is one that goes beyond simply providing information and delivers actionable data that can guide in decision-making, says Adam Glasofer, MD, Chief Innovation Officer at Virtua Health.
At this early stage, tools designed to help predict EHR satisfaction and burnout can’t necessarily deliver on that promise, but they can provide direction on where organizations can “dig deeper” to develop a better understanding, according to KLAS.
Technology should never feel like a burden — it should feel like a natural extension of the caregiver, and a tool they can leverage to enhance care quality, says Sheryl Sypek, CIO at Chapters Health System.