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Morehouse School of Medicine
Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC)
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Collecting Social, Psychological and Behavioral Data in EHRs
Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:00PM EST
Recent policy changes requires all certified EHR technology to have the capacity to collect patient social, psychological and behavioral health data beginning in 2018. EHRs will contain the following fields: financial resource strain, educational attainment, stress, depression, physical activity, alcohol use, social connection and isolation, and exposure to violence, specifically intimate partner violence. This information is critical to addressing the social determinants of health at the clinical level and health care providers and organizations that routinely collect this data can use it to improve health care quality, reduce 30-day re-admissions, develop community health needs assessments and coordinate care across health care settings.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
•    Identify eight categories of social, psychological and behavioral health data that will be included in all certified EHRs in 2018
•    Describe best practices for collecting this information from patients during the clinical encounter and recording it in the EHR
•    Discuss methods of using social, psychological and behavioral health data to support clinical decisions, improve quality initiatives and advance health equity
TCC Webinar Panelists:

Mr. Mike Lardieri

Assistant VP for Strategic Program Development at Northwell Health

Dr. U. Mini Swift
Medical Director, UR and Medical Director, Health Equity and Patient Experience, Alameda Health System

Dr. David Hunt
Medical Director, Patient Safety & Health IT Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator, Office of the Chief Medical Officer
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Disclosure statement: The TCC is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Grant Number U54MD008173, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIMHD or NIH