During the early months of the pandemic, we saw the impact of a limited data view on COVID-19 testing and treatment. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) discovered that social determinants of health (SDOH), such as: access to education, economic stability and access to stable housing, significantly affect COVID-19 risks and health outcomes. Discrimination against racial and ethnic groups also was a key determinant in who was tested for the virus and, if they were to get sick, the severity of their symptoms, the CDC found.
By bolstering capabilities for data capture, enrichment and analysis, public health leaders can become better positioned to address and eliminate inequities in healthcare access and care that threaten vulnerable populations.
This session is led by Jeff Shaw, Solution Architect at Verato.
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