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Using Social Determinants of Health to Power Risk Contracts

February 20, 2017 — 10:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
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The role of individual social determinants of health (SDOH) in driving avoidable medical costs, especially in the lower income populations, has been established in numerous studies. While there are isolated examples of using SDOH in providing clinical care, current workflows of providers are not equipped to integrate such input into personalized care management and power risk contracts. We showcase an analytical “companion diagnostic” that integrates social determinants and drives towards personalized patient care. This session will show how providers and payers can use existing social determinant data in EHRs and elsewhere to better prioritize patients and identify what care programs will be most effective for each patient or patient population. This interactive session will allow the audience to explore populations from several use cases and drill down into insights from an EHR database of about 500,000 patients across 15 states to uncover relationships between social drivers and health outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize how traditional methods of patient risk stratification (e.g. prior claims, diagnoses codes, provider intuition) miss optimal care opportunities
  • Discuss how usage of social determinants data can help not only identify at-risk patients, but also determine what care programs are most effective
  • Analyze how payers and providers can utilize unstructured data in their EHR and care management software to drive better patient prioritization decisions
  • Summarize how systematic and comprehensive incorporation of social determinants into care drives superior risk contract outcomes


Physician, CMO, CMIO




in health and IT meet.