Social determinants of health (SDOH) influence clinical outcomes. “Integrating Social Determinants of Health into the Electronic Health Records of a Large Health System: A Qualitative Perspective,” a peer-reviewed study published in Perspectives in Health Information Management, explores barriers and facilitators for the integration of SDOH into the EHR system of a large diverse healthcare system in South Florida. The authors conducted key informant interviews of stakeholders at the institution. All agreed that the process of collecting and including data on SDOH in the EHR should not affect healthcare delivery and highlighted the importance of linking the SDOH survey with clinical outcomes and of having resources and processes in place to address social risks. Read the study in Perspectives in Health Information Management.
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