Members in Action: Improve Quality and Patient Outcomes
Parkland Health & Hospital System – Dallas, Texas
Using SDOH Data to Reduce Breast Cancer
Parkland Hospital & Health System uses social determinants of health data to guide its prevention and clinical efforts to reduce incidents of breast cancer. For example, data from its’ EHR, a cancer registry and its community health needs assessments led the system to revamp its outreach campaigns to target neighborhoods where patients with the most need live. Parkland also provides information to case managers and clinicians on which patients may need food pantry vouchers, housing referrals or transportation assistance to supplement clinical and pharmacological interventions.
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