Core Solutions Launches AI Tool to Track Social Determinants of Health

Core Solutions Partners

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Core Solutions, Inc. has introduced Core Clinician Assist: SDOH Tracking, an artificial intelligence tool designed to assess and address social determinants of health (SDOH). This latest development aims to help healthcare providers identify health-related social needs (HRSN) and make actionable information readily available at the point of care.

Research indicates that over 80% of factors affecting a person’s health are related to SDOH. Core’s new AI tool streamlines the identification of these issues, enabling providers to intervene proactively. Such interventions can improve adherence to treatment plans and reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and readmissions.

The SDOH Tracking tool is tailored for entities engaged in value- and measurement-based payment arrangements, such as health plans, population health management organizations, health information exchanges, integrated delivery systems, and primary care providers. It employs natural language processing (NLP) to mine data from provider notes and other caregivers within the healthcare ecosystem. This capability allows for continuous monitoring of social needs and assessment of indicators across time and providers.

“A single SDOH challenge can significantly impact health outcomes,” said Michael Lardieri, LCSW, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Core. “SDOH Tracking empowers care management teams to efficiently learn about social needs challenges, engage with individuals facing these barriers, and take targeted actions to reduce risk, improve outcomes, and decrease unnecessary healthcare utilization and costs.”

The tool’s developers incorporated data and standards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Accountable Health Communities HRSN Screening Tool and other SDOH indicators to create a highly accurate system. SDOH Tracking can be integrated into any electronic health record (EHR) or care management platform via an easy-to-implement application programming interface (API).

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Lardieri emphasized the importance of addressing social determinants in healthcare. “We recognize the significant impact social determinants have on health and the challenges providers face in identifying these needs given the high-volume, fast-paced nature of healthcare. SDOH Tracking eases this burden by delivering time-sensitive intelligence on social needs that support better preventive efforts and improved coordination of care.”

Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Power of SDOH Tracking

The introduction of SDOH Tracking comes at a critical time when the healthcare industry increasingly focuses on holistic approaches to patient care. By addressing social determinants, providers can offer more comprehensive care that not only treats medical conditions but also addresses underlying social factors. This approach can lead to better patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.

The implications of this technology are far-reaching. For healthcare providers, the ability to quickly identify and address SDOH could mean fewer emergency room visits and hospital readmissions, translating to cost savings and improved patient satisfaction. For patients, it means receiving care that considers their social context, leading to more tailored and effective treatment plans.

In the broader context of healthcare, tools like SDOH Tracking represent a shift towards more integrated and patient-centered care. By leveraging AI and big data, healthcare systems can move beyond reactive treatment models to proactive and preventive care strategies. This evolution is poised to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.

With Core Solutions’ latest offering, the potential for improved health outcomes through better understanding and addressing social determinants becomes increasingly attainable. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, innovations such as SDOH Tracking will play a crucial role in shaping the future of patient care.

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