The Movement Towards Equitable Population Health | HealthIT Answers
Opportunities for better health begin with our homes, neighborhoods, jobs, and schools, and the ability to pursue a better health outcome. Social Determinants of Health can have a vast impact on health disparities. An all-inclusive health strategy – focused on social, economic, environmental, clinical and preventative measures – allows people to shift their focus from regaining health to maintaining it.
Dr. Ahmad insists, “A considerable amount of focus will be placed on real-time ingestion of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Elements of SDoH will be applied in the overall decision-making of a consumer’s care plan. Race, ethnicity, language, zip code, and even the air quality index of one’s neighborhood are all factors that impact health outcomes, and we should expect health tech companies to integrate this actionable information in the products they offer to the market.”
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