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.
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...
July 7, 2020
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.
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...
April 14, 2020
COVID-19 and Social Isolation Puts Elderly at Risk for Loneliness
To protect our elderly and chronically ill from COVID-19, we’ve asked this population to isolate at home. But how do we protect this population, already at high risk for loneliness, from the health risks that come with isolation?