Healthcare is on the brink of a significant transformation largely driven by the continuing shift to value-based care, the availability of vast amounts of socioeconomic data and advanced analytics that can be used to determine health risks. Social determinants of health data consists of information on social, economic and environmental factors that combine to influence health. Providers can use these insights to improve patient care and health outcomes.
In addition to improving patient care, social determinants of health data can be used to develop a care management plan that reduces the likelihood a patient will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Social determinants of health data play a much more significant role in determining whether a patient will be readmitted to the hospital. Integrating this data into existing models creates a more comprehensive picture of the factors beyond their control that may influence patient health.
LexisNexis is leading the way with data-driven solutions that will give healthcare providers insights on social determinants of health they can use in improving patient care. With performance-based pressures mounting, providers must find ways to operationalize the use of social determinants of health data into the care continuum, to improve patient care and outcomes. Using this data to increase patient engagement, enhance the quality of care and improve outcomes will need to become part of a care provider or physicians’ workflow. In fact, their financial sustainability may depend on it.
Download our two white papers, The Population Health Data You Need Right Now and How Data on Social Determinants of Health is Revolutionizing Healthcare to learn how this data can be seamlessly integrated into all aspects of care planning and population health management.