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.
At Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, the concept of digital by default means shifting the way care is delivered and business is conducted, says Bradley Crotty in this podcast. “It means don’t just do digital; be digital.”
The most sophisticated algorithms for screening diseases and improving treatments won’t do much good if they misrepresent the populations they seek to serve, according to Paul Cerrato and Dr. John Halamka. In this blog, they discuss the “ethical dilemma” that can deter digital health initiatives.
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.
There may be different ways of getting there, but for healthcare CIOs, the destination is always the same: to “deliver care that’s value-based, cost-effective, and easy to use,” says Ray Lowe of AltaMed Health Services.