Focus on Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health: The next stage of value-based care

A decade ago, who would have thought that in addition to treating the sick, hospitals and physicians would become providers of housing, transportation, food and other needs? As the industry has shifted to value-based care, many providers have found that investing in programs that address the social determinants of health is a way to tackle some of the root causes of illness, behavioral health challenges, readmissions and emergency room overuse. In September, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare IT News and MobiHealthNews will explore the many facets of SDOH, and how health systems, payers, vendors, policymakers and others are addressing them.
– Susan Morse, Senior Editor, Healthcare Finance News

What you need to know

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