Strategy to Harness the Power of SDOH: Insights, Analytics and Utilization Patterns

In this podcast series, we’ll dive into the world of SDOH data, exploring what it is, why it matters, how it impacts the healthcare economics, and the obstacles and opportunities associated with it. We’ll also discuss how healthcare organizations can leverage health IT and other tools to unlock the power of SDOH data and discover utilization patterns to better understand populations. If you’re looking to navigate the value-based care world more smoothly and unlock the power of SDOH data, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started.
In today’s healthcare landscape, achieving health equity is more critical than ever. One of the core drivers of health equity is Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data.. One widely cited analysis estimates that social and economic factors alone determine 40 percent of the length and quality of our lives and are twice as influential as factors related to clinical care1. The World Health Organization also suggests that SDOH account for 30–55 percent of health outcomes2. While we have made progress in collecting SDOH data, organizations are still struggling to glean meaningful insights from it.

Meet the Speaker

Dr. Shannon Decker M.Ed., MBA, PhD – Principal, VBC One

Dr. Shannon Decker is principal at VBC One, a consulting firm assisting physician groups, health plans and vendors maximize the performance of their value based contracts and offerings. Dr. Decker has more than 20 years experience in health care and most recently led teams in risk, quality, data and analytics, telehealth, COVID response and delegation compliance. Of her more than 20 years of experience in healthcare–15 include working with risk adjustment, quality and Medicare.

In this episode, the discussion revolves around the collection of SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) data. The conversation highlights the importance of capturing comprehensive data, moving beyond capturing only a few aspects, and focusing on the patterns and utilization of the data.
This episode explores the significance of SDOH data in healthcare economics, obstacles, and opportunities. It highlights leveraging Health IT and tools to optimize clinical and financial outcomes while emphasizing patient engagement and data capture.
This episode explores monitoring and upscaling Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) initiatives in the value-based care environment. It discusses leveraging technology and data collection to improve healthcare outcomes and achieve health equity goals.