The Kentucky Bluegrass and Indiana HIMSS Chapters Annual 2020 Conference
September 30, 2020 TO October 1, 2020
Add to Calendar 2020-09-30 00:00:002020-10-01 00:00:00America/Los_AngelesThe Kentucky Bluegrass and Indiana HIMSS Chapters Annual 2020 Conference These HIMSS Chapters bring together HIT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from the tri-state region for discussions and networking.Virtual Event
The Kentucky Bluegrass and Indiana HIMSS Chapters bring together health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the tri-state region came together for thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities at the 2020 Annual Conference. For more information on the conference and to register, please visit their website.
Join CTG Client Solution Executives Jeanette Ball, BSN RN, PCMH CCE, and Dana Bensinger, MSN, RN-BC, as they present "An SDOH Success Story: Asking the Tough Questions" on Thursday, October 1 at 3:30 p.m. EST.
An SDOH Success Story: Asking the Tough Questions
Screening patients for social determinants of health (SDOH) like food and housing insecurity and substance and physical abuse can be uncomfortable for both clinical staff and patients. It also tends to fall outside the typical clinical workflow. Yet studies have shown that addressing these issues up-front helps improve health outcomes and patient engagement and reduce costs. Akron Children’s Hospital was able to successfully incorporate SDOH screening into everyday clinician workflows and use provider education to overcome clinicians’ initial discomfort in asking these difficult questions. Through this effort, they have raised the average number of patients screened from 71% to nearly 80% in one year across 30 practices. Speakers will discuss the mechanisms put in place to help collect SDOH data, including ways to incorporate clinician-collected and patient-entered data into the EHR, and engaging community partners, such as social workers, to address underlying barriers to health.