Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health

Unlocking the Social Determinants of Health

  • March 2020 •
  • 7 pages •
  • Report ID: 5877579 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Perspective discusses unlocking of social determinants of health (SDoH).SDoH is top of mind for healthcare organizations, but most are confused about how to incorporate and integrate social, human, behavioral, and clinical services. With a culture that supports community programs out of altruism, the need to build programs that demonstrate sustainable ROI is a transition for healthcare organizations. It is critical for healthcare organizations to clearly articulate their strategy toward SDoH before investments in technology are made."As with many initiatives to improve health, the incorporation of SDoH begins with data, which is complex as it is fragmented, lacks standards, and is of suspected quality. Unlocking the SDoH data is the key to moving forward with program success." -- Cynthia Burghard, research director, IDC Health Insights