We’ve been talking about Social Determinants of Health for a couple of years now and I think we all got the basic concept: For the best health outcomes, we need to combine healthcare with social care.

” A doctor might prescribe to you the best care in the world, but if you can’t afford it or you can’t get to it because you don’t have a car, you might just not be able to follow those recommendations.”

Today we can happily say there are solutions that implement best practices for addressing SDOH in the doctor’s office. The main questions now are how does it work and how does it integrate into my workflow? That’s exactly where we start today. LexisNexis Risk Solutions has built out an impressive suite of solutions to integrate SDOH best practices into your organization and here to tell us about it is their Director of Market Planning, Erin Benson. In this episode, we go deep into a case study on medication adherence and have some needed conversations around data ethics. Enjoy!

  • Catch up with Shahid on the HLTH Conference.
  • How does a data collection company view SDOH?
  • How do you use SDOH to get better health outcomes and predict cost of care?
  • Is your credit score the same data as your SDOH?
  • Case study – Predicting and improving medication adherence from SDOH.
  • When to use doctors vs. social workers vs. CBO to talk to patients about addressing SDOH?
  • The power of having a data-driven healthcare organization.
  • The ethical use of SDOH.
  • The pathway from raw data to insights to health alerts.

“If you’re seeing that patient come in for the first time, we can give you a predictive score about how likely they are to adhere to their medications, even if we don’t have any clinical data.”

“We’ll tell them there’s a transportation issue and what that should do is trigger for the health care provider or pharmacist to have a conversation with the individual and say, “Are you going to be able to pick up this medication or would it be easier for you if we had it delivered to you?””

Erin Benson, Director of Market Planning

Erin Benson is the director of market planning for LexisNexis Risk Solutions Health Care. Ms. Benson focuses on the development and execution of strategic planning for identity management and social determinants of health solutions. She came to LexisNexis from Deloitte Consulting. Ms. Benson earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, and she holds an MBA in Strategy and Management from Duke University.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government assess, predict and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

Our health care solutions combine proprietary analytics, science and technology with the industry’s leading sources of provider, member, claims and public records information to improve cost savings, health outcomes, data quality, compliance and exposure to fraud, waste and abuse.

Links:

Website: https://risk.lexisnexis.com/healthcare

Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/lexisnexis-risk-solutions-health-care/

Twitter: @LexisHealthCare

Resources:

https://www.ehidc.org/pages/social-determinants-health

https://www.ehidc.org/articles/ehi-releases-guiding-principles-ethical-use-social-determinants-health-data

https://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/downloads/literature/health-care/Socioeconomic-Health-Risk-Score-br.pdf

Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data: An eHealth Initiative Collaborative Project

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