Change Healthcare launched Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Analytics, a national data resource that connects the circumstances of people’s lives to the care they receive. SDoH includes food and housing availability, transportation insecurity, and education inequity. The solution is intended to help health systems, insurers, and life science organizations explore how geodemographic factors affect consumer outcomes.
Change Healthcare’s SDoH Analytics links de-identified claims with factors such as financial stability, education level, ethnicity, housing status, and household characteristics to reveal the correlations between SDoH, clinical care, and consumer outcomes. The resulting dataset is de-identified in accordance with HIPAA privacy regulations.
Health care provider organizations can now use SDoH Analytics to assess, select, and implement effective programs to help reduce costs and improve consumer outcomes. Organizations can choose one of three ways to use SDOH Analytics:
- Receive customized reports identifying SDoH factors that impact emergency room, inpatient, and outpatient visits across diverse population health segments.
- Append existing systems with SDoH data to close information gaps and help optimize both consumer engagement and outcomes.
- Leverage a secure, hosted environment with ongoing compliance monitoring for the development of unique data analytics, models, or algorithms.
Change Healthcare is an independent health care technology company, focused on accelerating the transformation of the health care system through the power of the Change Healthcare Platform. It provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial, administrative, and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. health care system.
This was reported by Change Healthcare on November 16, 2020.
Contact information: Katherine Wojtecki, External Communications, Change Healthcare, 3055 Lebanon Pike, Suite 1000, Nashville, TN 37214; 630-624-9142; Email: Katherine.email@example.com; Website: https://www.changehealthcare.com/