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The Impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) on Patient Outcomes

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) on Patient Outcomes

This whitepaper, from AMN Healthcare, discusses the challenges and opportunities of collecting and reporting Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data, highlighting the evolving role of SDOH in healthcare reimbursement and outlining strategies for case management, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and HI professionals to improve SDOH for patients.

AHIMA White Paper Identifies Opportunities and Challenges with Collecting, Integrating, and Using SDOH Data

A new AHIMA study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly eight in 10 healthcare organizations currently collect SDOH data, yet challenges remain related to the collection and use of this clinically relevant data to improve healthcare and health outcomes. Read the press release to learn more.


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The Missing Ingredient in Your Hospital’s Social Determinants Initiative

A new white paper from AHIMA outlines the data governance strategies underlying successful social determinants of health programs. Data governance principles—established by the HIM team—can be leveraged to improve the capture, management, and use of these unique data sets.

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CMS Issues Guidance to State Healthcare Officials on SDOH

The CMS issued guidance last week to state health officials aimed at increasing adoption of strategies that address social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


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Four Predictions about Health Data Management in a Post-Pandemic World

Social determinants of health, virtual patient services, and AI are among the opportunities—and challenges—faced by HIM professionals.

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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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