Tag Archives: #SDOH

How we uncover barriers to health

Ethan M. Berke, MD, MPH, and Brian Solow, MD, FAAFP, discuss new ways to use nontraditional sources of data about a person’s health to improve care delivery. When doctors and other health providers engage patients in conversations and build a trusting relationship, they can uncover social needs that impact health and access to care. Information […]
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Widening the health care data lens with social determinants and the IoT

Many people are surprised to learn that a person’s social, environmental and behavioral characteristics contribute significantly more to causes of premature death than access to health care and genetic predisposition. Just as surprising, then, should be the fact that we typically focus resources across our industry on what accounts for only a small percentage of […]
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