Connecting Medical Care and Social Service Needs: Chicago Health Leaders Take Charge


  • Published On  Aug 21, 2018
  • Publication  Healthcare Informatics
  • Author  Rajiv Leventhal

Excerpt

A new project will investigate the most effective means for connecting medical care and social service needs

In the new and constantly evolving healthcare landscape, patient care organization leaders are now coming to a near universal acceptance that paying more attention to social determinants of health data has become vital to improving care and lowering costs. Indeed, across the country, there are countless projects that are examining, in various ways, how health outcomes are influenced by factors such as social circumstances, behavioral patterns and environmental exposures.

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