by Paige Minemyer |
Everyone in a health system who engages with a patient or participates in the patient experience has a responsibility under value-based care contracts. In 2022, best-practice health systems will incentivize their staff and clinicians as well as patients to discuss and document social determinants of health (SDOH)—from the front door to inpatient discharge planning—as critical to patient health and outcomes. Further, value chain thinking will accelerate the proliferation of social programs to address SDOH, from food security to housing to childcare, employment and transportation. The most successful initiatives will enlist patients in program design and evaluation and incorporate their feedback on whether and how they will use resources from community organizations.
Michael Dulin – CMO, Gray Matter Analytics