Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Interoperability Learning Lab Series – Session #2

As a continuation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)’s July 13th, 2021 workshop on SDoH and Interoperability to improve health equity, we will continue the discussion in this three-part learning lab series.

Join us for our second session featuring Heidi Hagen McPherson from the Health Equity Collective who will share how they are applying the BARHII framework, as well as speakers from the newly awarded LEAP in Health Information Technology, University of Texas, Austin.

We will also make space to explore other key topics raised in our first session and during the ONC July 13th workshop.

Register for Session #2

Session #1 Takeaways

As NRHI and SHIEC come together to form a collective organization, we are excited to identify early opportunities for collaboration.

To that end, on July 29th, NRHI and SHIEC co-hosted the first event in a series focused on social determinants of health (SDoH) and interoperability to advance health equity. This forum, available to all SHIEC and NRHI members and other industry leaders, followed the July 13th ONC workshop on this topic. The learning lab series is a space to continue the conversation and a way for NRHI and SHIEC members to expand their understanding of one another’s work, exchange best practices and tools, and troubleshoot barriers.

Lisa Bari, Interim CEO of SHIEC, kicked off the call highlighting the unique opportunity our combined organizations will have to take a data-driven, multi-stakeholder approach to advance health equity moving from theory to practice.

We heard from both SHIEC and NRHI members about specific work they are leading to advance SDoH and interoperability. Key themes that emerged included:

  • The importance of standardizing policies and process for multi-sector data – understanding what we are collecting, what we are going to do with the data, who the data will be shared with, and how it will be shared.
  • Forming partnerships rooted in trust is integral to success. We need to get on the ground with partners, convene the right stakeholders, and have hard and honest conversations.
  • While quality improvement approaches should be built from data and analytics, providing technical assistance, convenings, and capacity building to community-based organizations is also critical to success.
  • We need to provide a comprehensive approach to the exchange of data verses segmented approaches program by program

View Session #1 Recording, here.

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Date(s) - 08/26/2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm