Is your health center currently in the process of considering, implementing, or revamping a social needs screening program within your EHR or health IT system? Join this learning collaborative to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and addressing of social needs data. During the series, participants will explore the levels of maturity in the social needs screening implementation process.
The levels of maturity include:
- Level 1: Coming to Consensus
- Level 2: Implementing a Social Needs Screening Tool
- Level 3: Responding to Positive Screens
- Level 4: Monitoring and Using Data
Participants will gain information on concrete strategies and IT solutions that will help to improve internal systems, such as EHR utilization and care team workflows, and increase their capacity to advance individual and population-level health. The HITEQ Center has partnered with the Louisiana Primary Care Association to design this series. Louisiana-based health centers will be showcased throughout the series to share their experiences with social needs screening, including successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
Session 4: Level 4: Monitoring Population Level Data and Beyond: Moving Beyond the Health Center's Four Walls
During this session, participants will explore what it means to move beyond simply collecting social needs data to participating in ongoing data monitoring and maintenance, and acting on data to advance population-level health outcomes.
Topics: Monitoring data, Convening leadership to evaluate data, Data visualization, Data extraction, Importance of staff training, Improving service delivery, Establishing community partnerships, Emerging opportunities (risk stratification, advancing value-based care policy).