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June 29, 2017 Webinar on Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Collecting and Responding to Data in the Primary Care Setting

Montefiore Health System will chart the evolution of its social determinants of health (SDOH) screening, from a paper-based to an EHR-supported SDOH assessment tool now used by 23 clinics during a June 29, 2017 webcast sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, June 14, 2017 --( Social determinants of health (SDOH) drive 70 percent of health outcomes, prompting healthcare organizations to identify tools to screen populations for SDOH factors that drive clinical and financial outcomes.

During "Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Collecting and Responding to Data in the Primary Care Setting," a June 29, 2017 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Montefiore Health System will share the progression of its SDOH assessment tool from paper to an EPIC®-supported process at nearly two dozen clinics.

Following this 45-minute live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for educational and training purposes.

Learn more about collecting and assessing social determinants of health data in the primary care setting at

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Scheduled Speaker: Dr. Amanda Parsons, MBA, vice president of community and population health at Montefiore Health System.

Conference Focus: The key details on Montefiore's transition from paper- to EHR-based SDOH screening, including tools, back-end support, challenges and future plans for SDOH assessments. Ms. Parsons will cover the following:

- How Montefiore moved from a paper-based SDOH screening at a few clinics to a pilot program at 23 clinics with an EPIC-supported screening, including details on SDOH assessment tools in use, the screening's place in the clinical workflow and staff response to screening results;

- The importance of building the back-end support to respond to SDOH data before screening starts and tools and resources Montefiore utilizes to address SDOH;

- How Montefiore sets patient expectations for the SDOH factors for which it can provide assistance;

- The challenges that Montefiore has addressed as it has moved through this pilot program, including details on overcoming staff push-back and mapping SDOH to ICD-10 codes; and

- The steps Montefiore will take in upcoming months to enhance the program, including plans for referral management of community-based services in the EHR; identifying which community-based services are delivering better care for potential payment alignment and implications for healthcare payors moving forward.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on June 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available June 30, 2017; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available July 19, 2017. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about collecting and assessing social determinants of health data in the primary care setting at

"As healthcare organizations assume more accountability for the populations they serve, the SDOH assessment will become an essential step in the clinical workflow to improve outcomes and drive down cost. This upcoming program is a prime opportunity for providers and payors to learn from Montefiore's SDOH assessment experience." -Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes. For Melanie Matthews's profile, please visit

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