If you’re only using social determinant data to send referrals, you’re taking advantage of about one percent of the opportunity, said CIO Ray Lowe. In this interview, he talked about the work his team is doing to improve health at the individual level, and why he believes “we’re just scratching the surface” when it comes to SDoH.
When it comes to leverage social determinants of health data to provide better, more individualize care for patients, there’s still a long way to go, said Ray Lowe, CIO at AltaMed Health Services. “We’re just getting started.”
The three most important principles for those who aspire to become C-suite leaders? Demonstrating servant leadership, creating a positive environment, and continuously learning, says Ray Lowe, CIO at AltaMed Health Services
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.
For organizations focused largely focused on primary care, an essential aspect in getting through Covid-19 was the ability to reimagine vendor relationships. “Without partner support, it would’ve been hard to move through this,” said Ray Lowe.