The healthcare industry knows its goals: improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, and lowering per-capita costs. That's the Triple Aim. But even though the sector's moving in the right direction, the framework's objectives are still out of reach.
Changes are, however, happening. As the US healthcare system shifts from fee-based to value-based care, health plans are taking steps towards improving member outcomes and population health while also finding new sources of revenue. At the same time, employers want to cut costs and people want personalized experiences.
This is where social determinants of health (SDoH) – the conditions each of us grows up, lives, and works in – play a vital role.