With the push for health equity solutions that work, risk-bearing organizations may be left wondering what will function best for them, especially with new regulations this year. Considering social determinants of health (SDoH) as a key component to successfully address health equity is becoming more accepted – even expected – since SDoH contribute significantly to health outcome disparities.
When choosing a platform, several considerations come into play: cost of a solution, measurable benefits to patients, compliance with new requirements in 2023, and potential ROI, to name a few.
Not all health equity solutions offer the same measurable impacts. For example, one avenue risk-bearing organizations have available are adding SDoH into population health platforms in an attempt to generate recommendations based on the group’s patients. In particular, the ultimate treatment plan suggestions for intervention provided by such population health platforms may evaluate patients by considering pre-determined perspectives using standard issue methods to account for SDoH.
Further, population health options like this can offer measurable improved ROI for risk-bearing organizations as well as demonstrated improved patient outcomes. As a result, organizations may pursue such avenues enthusiastically, expecting to thrive while meeting new regulations for health equity.
However, not all risk-bearing organizations are served by such offerings. For example, some may prefer to adopt a solution that accounts for SDoH from the start – rather than as an add-on – while also dynamically growing so it can account for different segments of the population, including chronic conditions and changing local conditions.
And the technology and platforms already exist to make this possible. In particular, risk-bearing organizations can source a platform built on SDoH that dynamically adjusts when new patients are added to the organization. Under CMS’s new ACO Reach model, such platforms could prove particularly beneficial.
Dynamic options that accommodate additional patients will consistently support risk-bearing organizations with having up to date, relevant recommendations for each of their patients, making it worth considering as an option when meeting evolving health equity standards.
To learn more about how Spatially Health’s platform can help your organization address health equity barriers more accurately and effectively, request a demo today. Our dynamic approach, which incorporates social determinants of health and adjusts to changing local conditions, can help you achieve measurable benefits for your patients and meet new regulatory requirements.