EHR Intelligence: Cerner EHR Integration Leverages Health IT to Identify SDOH Factors

“Cerner has announced a new EHR integration, Cerner Determinants of Health, that leverages health IT to identify social determinants of health that contribute to health disparities.”

“Identifying social determinants of health (SDOH) such as housing instability, food insecurity, transportation barriers, and unemployment can help fill gaps in patients’ health and social care.”

“The Cerner Determinants of Health dashboard and supporting set of tools aim to help clinicians pinpoint these social services gaps. The health IT solution also suggests goals and resources within the patient’s care plan to target opportunities for intervention.”

“’Remarkably, studies show that non-clinical factors can impact as much as 80 percent of a person’s overall health,’ Kevin Seabaugh, vice president & Health Network general manager at Cerner said in a public statement…”

“The EHR integration can also identify community-level vulnerabilities that may inform a patient’s social and care needs. The health IT’s dashboard combines geospatial data, patient clinician insights, and public data to provide a view of the conditions in which people live. This is set to give care organizations the data they need to provide targeted community outreach programming…”

“Additionally, clinical artificial intelligence (AI) vendor, Jvion, has partnered with Cerner to integrate its AI-powered SDOH and behavioral health insights into Cerner products and platforms. This relationship is set to boost Cerner clients’ ability to identify and address social risk factors while offering context and clinical decision support for improved health outcomes…” Read the full article here.

Source: Cerner EHR Integration Leverages Health IT to Identify SDOH Factors – By Hannah Nelson, August 9, 2021. EHR Intelligence.

Cerner was named to the list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.



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