This podcast series serves as an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals, IT experts, policymakers, and anyone interested in the intersection of technology and health equity. Dr. Shannon I. Decker, PhD., MBA, MBA, M.Ed., M.Ed combines expertise with a passion for equity in healthcare, making these podcasts a must-listen for those looking to make a difference in the healthcare landscape.
CMS is dedicated to improving the acquisition and utilization of comprehensive, standardized data at the individual level, focusing on demographic information and social determinants of health (SDOH). This data encompasses factors such as race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, and SDOH. By deepening our comprehension of the unique needs of those we serve, including social risk factors and evolving community needs, CMS can harness the power of quality improvement tools to ensure that equitable care and coverage are accessible to all.