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How social determinants can help improve pop health approaches

HealthEC Media Coverage

February 23, 2017

Population health management is a fast-growing capability within health information technology, and managing the country’s growth in overall care expenditures will require providers to expend more efforts taking care of underserved populations.

About 43 million people in the United States live below the poverty level and their care consumes 67 percent of healthcare dollars, according to Arthur Kapoor, president at Health EC, a population health management company.

The needs of this segment of the country have been neglected for a long time, he asserted, and bringing them into the fold and collecting data on their social determinants is the key to population health success.

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Excerpt from Health Data Management.