Topics: Diversity, Health Information Technology
Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
Health providers often attempt to capture social determinants of health (SDOH) in electronic health records (EHR) and use these data to adjust care plans. Standardizing SDOH documentation in the EHR between members of the health workforce may help ensure that patients’ social risk factors, including food and housing insecurity, are addressed.
This article assesses how well EHR documentation identifies which health professionals act to address patient SDOH and what interventions are conducted.