Reducing Socioeconomic Barriers to Health and Health Care for High-Risk and High-Cost Populations

Reducing Socioeconomic Barriers to Health and Health Care for High-Risk and High-Cost Populations

On-Demand Webcast
Speakers

Briar Ertz-Berger, MD, MPH; Nicole Friedman, MS

ABSTRACT

Despite a wealth of evidence on the impact of social and economic needs on health outcomes, health care systems currently lack the necessary tools and strategies to systematically identify and document these needs within electronic health records. This session will show how addressing social determinants of health has been operationalized within patient-centered primary care to provide an enhanced level of care to a high-risk patient population through a comprehensive case management and community resource referral system. By addressing non-medical social and economic needs, patients may be able to focus on their health needs and engage in appropriate health care use that reduces preventable emergency department visits and health care costs.