Social determinants of health
Improve patient outcomes and drive engagement strategies
Shawn Bassett, Executive Director Collaborative Health Systems at WellCare Health Plans, discusses how Experian Health social determinants of health data allows them to address the full picture of the patient, and identify underlying issues such as transportation or food insecurity.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the non-medical factors of healthcare that account for up to 80 percent of health outcomes. When patients struggle with access to care, face financial hardship, or don't have access to technology, they’re less likely to follow treatment plans or show up to important follow-up visits. Some of these social and economic factors include challenges such as:
Not having a holistic view of patients, outside of the standard clinical data, could result in patients being readmitted and turning to more emergency visits than necessary. Additionally, providers might experience poor quality ratings and less reimbursements and payers could see unnecessary rising costs. If you’re looking to solve for social determinants of health and gain a more holistic view of your patients, we’re here to help.
Achieve better care management by addressing the social determinants of health.
Average cost of unused time slot related to no-shows
Per readmission stay
Rate per visit for avoidable emergency department visit
SDOH-specific scores with justifications that provide insight into Why
Non-clinical recommendations to engage with patients to address their barriers to health
Turn-key insight on active and unengaged patients and real-time episode alerts with patient scheduling capabilities
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