Topics: Health Information Technology, Methodology, Staffing
Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center
Increasing awareness of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) has prompted health systems to implement strategies to screen for and address patient SDOH. With the increased awareness comes the question of what workforce is needed to implement SDOH screening and related interventions? To answer, this research must be conducted for which healthcare workers screen for SDOH, who actually addresses needs related to patient SDOH, and how to incorporate screening and intervention into the clinic workflows.
This research brief uses Electronic Health Records (EHR) data to describe the mix of professionals identifying and addressing patient SDOH.