It’s a well-known fact that genetic and healthy eating plays a very important role in our general health. But according to recent research, clinical information from a care encounter contributes only about 10% of what drives population health. Social determinants of health, including health behaviors and physical environment, account for approximately 80%.
The social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions – and their distribution among the population – that influence individual and group differences in health status. They are health promoting factors found in one’s living and working conditions (such as the distribution of income, wealth, influence, and power), rather than individual risk factors (such as behavioral risk factors or genetics) that influence the risk for a disease, or vulnerability to disease or injury.
With the help of technology, EHR systems are able to capture these factors at the point of care from patients. Industry experts like Forecast Health, analyzes these data and are able to improve the quality of care for individuals and community.
Sohayla Pruitt, Director of Forecast Health, shares her expertise in this white paper and talks about how Social Determinant Health reduces risk while improving the care management program,
Listen to our 50mins webinar by Sohayla Pruitt of Forecast Health to learn how the understanding of social determinants of health data helps with your organizations’ increased outcomes.
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