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Date

April 27, 2021

Time

11:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online

Virtual

Social Determinants of Health — Four-Part Virtual Series

Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, April 27, at 11 a.m. — Introduction to Social Determinants of Health
  • Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. —  Best Practice Strategies for Collecting SDOH/ICD-10 Z-code Data
  • Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. — Using Technology to Connect Patients and Resources
  • Tuesday, June 29, at 10 a.m. — Telehealth/Telemedicine

Audience

This activity is designed for all health care professionals who are active in today's health care environment, including those in clinical, operational, patient-focused, employee-centric and community-based roles

Series Overview

As the focus of health care shifts from volume to value, health care organizations face mounting pressure to address social determinants of health during patient interactions as a care redesign model that seeks to improve health outcomes while reducing costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the places where people live, learn, work and play affect their quality of life and health outcomes. A lack of resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant impact on health outcomes, which leads to unfair and avoidable differences in health status.

Agenda

Tuesday, April 27 at 11 a.m.
Introduction to Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health can impact care delivery, the cost of care and promote health equity, while reducing health disparities. Participants will learn the importance of addressing both clinical and nonclinical factors of health as a step toward promoting health for individuals and populations. Join us for a national perspective on SDOH from Jan Probst from Arnold School of Public Health, along with a local perspective from Deborah Sisco at Truman Medical Center. Each will share insight about their journey to better understand and support patients by addressing SDOH.

Jan Probst
Distinguished Professor Emerita
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Deborah Sisco
Manager, Patient Engagement
Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, MO

 

Tuesday, May 18, at 11 a.m.
Best Practice Strategies for Collecting SDOH/ICD-10 Z-code Data

Coding for social determinants of health at the right place and at the right time is important for capturing and addressing nonclinical issues that may impact an individual’s health. Establishing a process to ensure the information gathered is relayed and acted upon quickly is key to addressing the root causes of health. There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that SDOH (e.g., transportation, food insecurity, housing instability) influence individual and population health, which makes it imperative that hospitals collect SDOH data within the delivery system to address the nonclinical factors of health. Presenters will share insights from a national perspective, as well as how Missouri hospitals have used Z codes for the reporting of factors influencing health status and for contact with health services. This session also will highlight how Missouri’s community health needs assessment process was linked with SDOH Z codes to help hospitals in their implementation journey.

Jan Probst
Distinguished Professor Emerita
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Mat Reidhead
Vice President of Research and Analytics
Hospital Industry Data Institute
Jefferson City, Mo.

 

Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m.
Using Technology to Connect Patients and Resources

Gathering social determinants of health data at the point of care is an important step toward understanding the barriers to an individual’s health. Ensuring the infrastructure for bidirectional referrals and care coordination is essential to closing the gap between clinical and nonclinical needs. During this session, presenters will demonstrate how they have used the Aunt Bertha platform to connect patients with the necessary resources to promote health.

Dr. Daphne Bascomb
Vice President, Population Health
Saint Luke’s Health System
Kansas City, Mo.

Luke Harris
Senior Director of Operations & Population Health Management
Children’s Mercy
Kansas City, Mo.

 

Tuesday, June 29, at 10 a.m.
Telehealth/Telemedicine

Telehealth/telemedicine has become an important entry point into the process of diagnosis, triage and treatment of patients in health care delivery. This session will focus on explaining the current changes made to policy and regulation, while providing the practical application of this technology. Presenters will share insights on how they have incorporated telehealth/telemedicine within their organizations to increase access to care, improve the quality of care, control costs and improve patient safety.

Rachel Mutrux
Senior Program Director
Missouri Telehealth Network & Show-Me ECHO
Columbia, Mo.

Carey Jones, MBA
Virtual Care Manager
MU Health Care
Columbia, Mo.

Tony Rothermich
Administrator
Mercy Hospital Lincoln
Troy, Mo.

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information

Register

Register on or before Monday, June 28.

REGISTER ONLINE

Each session will be recorded and available to registered attendees after the session.

Complimentary for MHA members or dues-paying member of an MHA affiliated organization

$199 per person for Nonmember

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Stephen Njenga

Director of Quality Measurement and Population Health Improvement
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