March 16, 2020
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In This Issue
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report Online
MHA Highlights SDOH Screening Tools In Recent Report
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde
HIDI released its Hospital Profile Report, which is derived from several data sources and includes a comprehensive set of key hospital metrics in an Excel-based tabular display. Data from 105 Missouri hospitals, including acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, children’s hospitals and cancer hospitals, appear side-by-side on the report. This report is available to subscribers of the HIDI Premier Reporting Package and can be found on HIDI Analytic Advantage® in the following location.
Hospitals interested in subscribing to the HIDI Premier Report Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga
Improving the health of individuals and communities at large requires hospitals and health systems to utilize standardized processes for screening, documenting and coding for social determinants of health. Integrating screening tools when treating patients ensures that more holistic care is provided as a first step in identifying nonmedical barriers to a patient’s health, while addressing associated gaps.
Hospitals’ use of ICD-10 Z codes to record SDOH has been sporadic due to knowledge gaps, and challenges of who can document and when to code SDOH. MHA continues to educate hospitals on the importance of collecting and documenting this data to help providers deliver care based on each patient’s unique needs. Compared to the first quarter of 2018, there was a 22% increase in the number of Missouri hospitals documenting SDOH Z codes during the first quarter of 2019.
The March 2020 issue of Trajectories highlights several commonly used SDOH screening tools and strategies.
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From 2013 to 2017, overall cancer death rates decreased 1.5% on average per year from 2001 to 2017, decreasing more rapidly among men (by 1.8% per year) than among women (1.4% per year).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention