3M Health Information Systems has launched a new technology platform that enables health care professionals and payers to prioritize care and allocate services to high-risk individuals and patient groups. 3MTM Social Determinants of Health Analytics (3M SDoH) integrates clinical, social, and population health data to provide a comprehensive view of patient health. The new platform utilizes the strength of 3MTM Clinical Risk Groups (3M CRGs), a population classification system, as well as social risk intelligence from Socially Determined, a social risk analytics firm, to facilitate program planning and management in coordination with community-based organizations.
According to researchers, medical care accounts for just 20% of an individual's health outcomes. The Other causes that relate to negative health conditions and higher prices are "social determinants of health" (SDoH), which include housing instability, unemployment, food insecurity, and a shortage of transportation.
3M SDoH Analytics utilizes 3M CRGs to describe a population's health status, seriousness, and overall disease burden. 3M CRGs assist in the identification of medically complex patients and can be used to better understand health care use and costs. 3M SDoH Analytics quantifies social risk factors and analyses their effect on population health when combined with Socially Determined's social risk metrics.
Following a successful pilot with 3M SDoH Analytics, Florida-based health plan Community Care Plan is implementing proactive strategies to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits. "Identifying social risk strengthens our ability to address health risk and care delivery needs for our members," said Miguel Venereo, MD, Community Care Plan's senior vice president and chief medical officer. "We discovered the crucial importance of health literacy among our members, especially those with chronic illnesses, through our pilot initiative. We are now developing strategies to address health awareness, not just for our members but also for the world at large."
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About Socially Determined
Socially Determined uses its flagship platform SocialScape® to measure social risk factors and assess the effect of SDoH on population health. Its team of social risk professionals converts these insights into actionable strategies with measurable outcomes.