Leveraging Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data is Easier than You Think

March 12, 2020


Join Dimensional Insight’s healthcare experts for a virtual presentation on innovative approaches for incorporating information on social determinants of health (SDOH) into population health datasets.

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey includes very specific and reliable information on social determinants, such as housing, income, employment, and access to transportation. You can get this information down to the neighborhood level to enhance your pop health efforts.

In this recording, we’ll discuss the concept of a social deprivation index, which can be used to distill multiple SDOH factors to a single number to help with preliminary analysis and investigation. We’ll also show how “insight rich” SDOH data can be combined with individual-level population datasets to provide additional perspective for segmenting populations, targeting interventions, and measuring the impact of outcomes improvement efforts.

Panelists: George Dealy, CPHIMS, CFCHE, VP of Healthcare Solutions, and Marissa Leone, MS, BSN, RN, Healthcare Product Manager
Moderator: Kathy Sucich, Director of Healthcare Marketing

About George Dealy, CPHIMS, CFCHE
As vice president of healthcare solutions, George is responsible for Dimensional Insight’s product direction in the healthcare market. His past experience working with healthcare organizations to streamline information delivery mechanisms gives George a unique perspective on the challenges all organizations face in effectively distributing business-critical information to varied user sets. He holds a master’s in computer science from Union College and a bachelor’s in applied economics from Cornell University.

About Marissa Leone, MS, BSN, RN
Marissa Leone is the healthcare product manager and front-end developer for the Healthcare Applications Development Team at Dimensional Insight. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2014 and her Masters of Science in Health Informatics from Northeastern University in 2016. Her master’s thesis was titled, “Technology Necessary for Population Health” and detailed how technology can help providers better manage their populations and improve health outcomes.

About Kathy Sucich
Kathy Sucich is director of healthcare marketing at Dimensional Insight. She has spent the last 20 years in a variety of communications, public relations, and marketing roles. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and is currently pursuing her MBA in health sector management at Boston University. She is also communications chair for the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and host of the Smarter Healthcare Podcast.