Moving electronic medical records upstream: incorporating social determinants of health.

@article{Gottlieb2014MovingEM,
  title={Moving electronic medical records upstream: incorporating social determinants of health.},
  author={Laura M. Gottlieb and Karen J Tirozzi and Rishi Manchanda and Abby R Burns and Megan Sandel},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          215-218
        }
}
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the biological pathways and mechanisms connecting social factors with health has increased exponentially over the past 25 years, yet in most clinical settings, screening and intervention around social determinants of health are not part of standard clinical care. Electronic medical records provide new opportunities for assessing and managing social needs in clinical settings, particularly those serving vulnerable populations. PURPOSE To illustrate the feasibility of… CONTINUE READING
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