Session ID: 
194

The Gravity Project: A Social Determinants of Health Data Coding Collaborative

4:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W206A

Description

The influence of social determinants on health outcomes is increasingly recognized in emerging payment reform programs, federal and state-based policies, and information technology initiatives. The growing awareness of how SDH shapes health has contributed to efforts to address actionable socioeconomic risk factors through the healthcare delivery system. However, the ability to document and address these social risk factors in clinical settings is hampered by the lack of standards available to code and exchange the data. This session will introduce the Gravity Project, an HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project, initiated in May 2019 by the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) in partnership with EMI Advisors LLC. The presentation will highlight the project’s approach to consensus-driven development of coded data elements. It will describe key learnings about productive ways to engage communities in defining core data needed for interoperability.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the value proposition for standardizing SDoH data to support documentation across clinical screening, diagnosis, planning, and treatment activities within an EHR
  • Describe how SDoH data standardization is critical for interoperable electronic data exchange and aggregation across clinical, community-based, research, and population-health systems
  • Discuss how broad industry stakeholders are participating in the development and testing of SDoH data sets as part of the HL7 Gravity Project
  • Show consensus-based datasets identified to date to represent SDoH concepts for three domains: food insecurity, housing instability and quality, and transportation barriers

Speaker(s)

Founder and CEO,
EMI Advisors LLC
Vice President, Business Development and Marketing,
MaxMD

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Clinical Engineering Professional
Clinical Informaticists
Data Scientist

Level

Intermediate