August 12, 2019
Mike Davis

Social determinants of health (SDOH) include factors such as socioeconomic status, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to healthcare (KPN). Low income and indigent individuals with lower job security and less education are likely living in more dangerous neighborhoods with limited access to nutritional food sources and healthcare services. This population of patients is likely covered by Medicaid and lives in the urban or rural areas of the US. Social determinants are well-known factors in negatively impacting healthcare for these people.

The Problem: Socioeconomic, Environmental Factors Impact Care for Some Patient Populations

Currently, many healthcare networks have not established the communication and data-sharing partnerships that facilitate the efficient treatment of these patients. Most provider networks have few interactions...