During Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Collecting and Responding to Data in the Primary Care Setting Dr. Amanda Parsons, MBA, vice president of community and population health at Montefiore Health System, provides insight into her organization's evolution of SDOH screening into an EPIC®-supported process.
You will learn:
- How Montefiore moved from a paper-based SDOH screening at a few clinics to a pilot program at 23 clinics with an EPIC®-supported screening, including details on which SDOH assessment tools are used, how the screening fits into the clinical workflow and how staff responds to the screening results;
- The importance of building the back-end support to respond to SDOH data before screening starts and what tools and resources Montefiore utilizes to address SDOH;
- How Montefiore sets patient expectations for the SDOH factors for which it can provide assistance;
- The challenges that Montefiore has addressed as it has moved through this pilot program, including details on overcoming staff push-back and mapping SDOH to ICD-10 codes; and
- The steps Montefiore will be taking in the upcoming months to enhance the program, including plans for referral management of community-based services in the EHR; identifying which community-based services are delivering better care for potential payment alignment and implications for healthcare payors moving forward.
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Dr Amanda Parson,
Vice President of Community and Population Health,
Montefiore Medical Center
Amanda Parsons, MBA, MD, is the vice president of community and population health at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Family & Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine headquartered in the Bronx.
Dr. Parsons oversees patient education, employee wellness, and community interventions aimed at improving health and wellness. Prior to that, she was Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) where she oversaw the Primary Care Information Project, Correctional Health Services, Primary Care Access and Planning as well as IT, Finance, Admin and Legal bureaus.
Dr. Parsons previously worked for McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager serving healthcare clients. She earned her M.D. and M.B.A from Columbia University. Dr. Parsons is passionate about improving health and healthcare quality, correctional health and reducing disparities for vulnerable populations.
Dr. Parsons also serves on the Board of the Directors of the Vera Institute of Justice, VIP Community Services and the New York eHealth Collaborative, and is on the Chairman’s Council of the New York Restoration Project. She was recently selected as one of Crains' 40 Under 40 Class of 2015. She also serves as co-leader of the Mayor’s Task Force on Criminal Justice’s Release Re-entry Workgroup.