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Addressing SDOH One Factor at a Time w/ Dr. Virginia Gurley – 082

The social determinants of health (SDOH) are a hot topic in the healthcare industry. And rightly so: "Social, economic, and environmental issues have been shown to influence the length and…
November 15, 2018

Addressing SDOH One Factor at a Time w/ Dr. Virginia Gurley – 082

The social determinants of health (SDOH) are a hot topic in the healthcare industry. And rightly so:

“Social, economic, and environmental issues have been shown to influence the length and quality of life by 50%, according to community health research. In comparison, only 20% is tied to the clinical care provided to community residents.”

Virginia Gurley, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at AxisPoint Health

But SDOH is not a new concept – it’s just modern terminology for something called Social Epidemiology. What’s new, is the ability to apply SDOH data to expand existing predictive models of risk stratification. By identifying the patients that are at the highest risk both clinically and socially, you can help care coordinators get much more tactical and concrete about supporting the individual.

On this episode, Dr. Virginia Gurley, Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at AxisPoint Health joins us to explain how to put SDOH data to work. 

Read the full post here:

http://thehcbiz.com/ep82-sdoh-virginia-gurley/ ‎

 

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