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The pandemic fallout to come, and the role of digital SDOH

Dr. Joe Nicholson, chief medical officer at CareAllies The economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to hit healthcare, but the result is likely to be an amplification of longstanding disparities within the U.S. healthcare system. Factors such as food insecurity, homelessness and access to care can affect a staggering 80% of patient outcomes.

There is no single solution, and healthcare providers now have to deal with the patient care landscape as it exists. These social determinants of health factors now are the new reality, but advancements in data analytics and patient connectivity can help providers to identify these SDOH factors and work with patients to address disparities and produce tailored, patient-centric outcomes based on their needs.

Healthcare IT News sat down with Dr. Joe Nicholson, chief medical officer at CareAllies, to get his perspective on SDOH, analytics and patient connectivity, and how they can come together to improve patient outcomes.

Q. Healthcare has yet to experience the economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result may be an intensification of longstanding disparities in the healthcare system. Please discuss the fallout here.

A. This is a deep and complex topic that could spur hours of discussion. […]

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