It’s National Health IT Week!

This week, Sept 23-27, is National Health IT week.

Is that a thing?! Yes it is! Check it out here:

National Health IT week is founded and sponsored by HIMSS Media, and this year’s themes include some of my favorite topics: Advancing Population Health, and Addressing Social Determinants of Health.

Note that it says addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), which is great. In Pop Health Analytics we are still working on including Social Determinants (income, education, race and ethnicity, access to food and [...]

Paper: A New Idea for Financing Key Investments in Healthy Communities

Social Determinants as Public Goods Taking Social-Risk Adjustment Beyond Care Quality-and-Performance Metrics In our May 2018 blog (Social Risk Adjustment for Provider Quality Measures), we addressed the need consider adjustments to healthcare-provider performance scores so that medical practices that serve disadvantaged populations don’t get penalized because diet, location, wealth, education level and environmental factors depress the wellness of these patients.

A recent paper published in the August 2018 issue of Health Affairs, Social Determinants as Public Goods, by Len M. Nichols and Lauren A. Taylor – takes [...]

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