Healthcare IT News April 5, 2021
Bill Siwicki

Rahul Sharma, CEO of HSBlox, a social determinants of health-platform company, walks through the obstacles to healthcare fully leveraging SDOH and potential solutions.

Social determinants of health account for up to 80% of health outcomes, while medical care accounts for the balance, according to County Health Rankings.

Experiences with COVID-19 are a stark reminder that unaddressed social determinants and health inequities play significant roles in the comorbidities that have led to countless deaths attributed to the coronavirus since early 2020.

Rahul Sharma, CEO of HSBlox, a social determinants of health platform vendor, says there are several obstacles the healthcare industry must overcome to fully leverage SDOH, including:

  • Disparate and siloed data from multiple sources across industries, agencies and organizations...

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