HealthExec September 29, 2022
Amy Baxter

A number of major health technology companies have partnered with the White House in an effort to standardize the sharing of patient data on social determinants of health.

The White House announced a Sync for Social Needs coalition that includes Oracle-Cerner, Geisinger, Epic, Rush University System for Health and many more. As part of the program, the coalition, which also includes the Department of Veterans Affairs, will collectively evaluate and pilot the integration of specific social screening tools in electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

The coalition will also commit to working with participants to scale the standardized practices to lower the clinician burden to screen for social needs.

The partnership comes as the White House has focused on addressing social...

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