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August 26, 2020

Can Social Determinants of Health Meet Its Moment in a Pandemic?

Joe Nicholson, DO says that COVID-19 offers an opportunity for deep and widespread adoption of SDOH initiatives—not just as a response to the pandemic, but a viable pathway for closing long-standing disparities and inequities in our public health system.

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Focus On: Social Determinants of Health

As the leading voice of health information, AHIMA believes that health information professionals bring a uniquely comprehensive view to using SDOH data.

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July 13, 2020

Clinical Decision Support Helps Combat Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Early research has found ample evidence that COVID-19 has been disproportionately impacting communities of color. This disparity isn’t exactly a surprise to providers who have been studying the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) for decades...

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Analytic Forces for the Ever-Important SDOH Battle

While evidence of the impact of social risk factors on health outcomes, utilization, and costs is mounting, the efforts to capture and standardize these data is lacking.

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June 1, 2020

Addressing Social Determinants of Health with Technology During Public Health Emergencies

With so many Americans affected by the pandemic, implementing social determinants of health (SDOH) outreach programs across...

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