Information Builders Omni-HealthData Leveraging Data to Understand Social Determinants of Health

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A recent press release states, “Information Builders  Inc. (IBI), the leading data and analytics company, today announced new capabilities with its healthcare information management platform, Omni-HealthData, that enable better understanding and use of social determinants of health (SDOH) in providing quality patient care and integrated services. Omni-HealthData brings together clinical and SDOH data within a geospatial context that helps identify individuals and populations for care interventions and delivers insights for strategic healthcare initiatives.”

The release continues, “Socioeconomic conditions that affect health at both individual and population levels significantly impact successful patient care as well as care quality and cost. Accordingly, healthcare organizations are now compelled to include SDOH into their data strategies. Incorporating social determinants into electronic health records (EHRs), however, is a challenge. With a lack of standard tools to conduct assessments and the difficulties of bringing together multiple data sources, many healthcare organizations struggle to analyze combined clinical, financial, and socioeconomic information to direct care interventions and operational initiatives. IBI has optimized Omni-HealthData to account for these challenges and has the ability to unify SDOH from hundreds of external sources, harmonize them with key patient data for a master record, and provide analysis in the context of geospatial relevance. The resulting insights improve the health of individual patients and the broader communities that healthcare organizations serve.”


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