Press Release: Health Management Forum: Incorporating Social Determinants Of Health Into Electronic Health Records

Rachel Gold, PhD and Dr. Briar Ertz-Berger.PNG

The Oregon Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society presents national thought leaders, Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH, Lead Research Scientist at OCHIN, Inc., and Briar Ertz-Berger, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of Operations for Special Populations, Kaiser, in an interactive discussion on their research and their organizations’ journeys incorporating social determinants of health into electronic health records. There is a growing awareness that social determinants of health -- the non-clinical circumstances of patients' lives – can profoundly impact health.  However, guidelines and best practices on how health care providers can or should integrate social determinants of health into their electronic health records and workflows are in their early stages.

At this Population Health Management event, Gold will present results from her team's research on strategies for using electronic health records to document patients' social determinants of health in community health centers, and approaches to helping primary care clinics adopt social determinants of health documentation. Additionally, Ertz-Berger, will discuss Kaiser Permanente’s journey to implement total health assessments using a social determinants of health screening tool, making social diagnoses, and an overview of the National work to deploy a Social Services Resource Locator.

Who Should Attend:  The forum is open to HIMSS members, guests, and all those interested in learning more about social determinants of health and strategies for incorporating them into electronic health records and workflowsBring your questions for this educational networking event, all attendees can share insights and ask questions in this interactive presenters/audience discussion.

Cost:  $30 HIMSS Member, $65 Non-Member, $15 Student HIMSS Member, and $25 Student Non-Member. Registration fee includes complimentary drink ticket and appetizers. For registration savings, verify if your organization is an affiliate member or become a member today.

Register:  For more information or to register

When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:  BridgePort BrewPub, Heritage Room, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR

Event scholarships are available for emerging professionals, students, and veterans- apply here.

This event has been approved for up to 1.5 hours in continuing education hours by the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Rex Eads at the Oregon Chapter of HIMSS for more information.