Every Person’s Health Story is Unique

Telling a complete patient story requires capturing the social determinants that influence overall health. The challenge for health systems is capturing and structuring information from sources beyond traditional health information systems.

Knowledge You Can Use

AHIMA’s new white paper Social Determinants of Health: Improving Capture and Use by Applying Data Governance Strategies explores the strategies and best practices forward-thinking healthcare organizations use to improve the data governance underlying SDOH initiatives, including:

  • Creating a governance committee of key hospital and community stakeholders
  • Distinguishing between individual-level and community-level SDOH
  • Evaluating the deployment of HL7 FHIR-based APIs to support upstream care
  • Making SDOH data actionable with real-time documentation alerts

The more a health system understands how to infuse data into an SDOH initiative, the better the outcomes realized by the organization. That’s exactly what this white paper is for.