Healthcare Innovation July 12, 2019
David Raths

KP aligning its own social needs assessment with one recently released by Epic  

Developing and harmonizing measures for social determinants of health (SDOH) is a big challenge for health systems seeking to assess the impact of their efforts. During a July 11 meeting held by the National Quality Forum, Matthew Stiefel, senior director of the Center for Population Health at Kaiser Permanente, described some of his organization’s progress and challenges.

Stiefel was speaking at a meeting of the NQF’s National Quality Partners (NQP) Social Determinants of Health Data Integration Action Team, which is working to develop and share successful approaches to integrating SDOH data to support providers and communities in their efforts to eliminate disparities. The Action Team is calling for communities of providers,...