POP HEALTH FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA - April 3 - 4, 2017
America spends an estimated $3 trillion on health outcomes, yet the health of its population ranks below other developed countries. A growing chorus of experts now conclude that the poor quality of health in America isn’t due to healthcare expense, but social determinants - the social, economic and environmental factors among individuals and communities.
Where we are born, live, work and grow impacts our health. But it’s only a part of the equation. Distribution of money, resources and power have an additional correlation. Without these factors taken into consideration and incorporated into the healthcare approaches, technologies and models of the future, healthcare delivery risks ineffectiveness.
This presentation will discuss the role that social determinants of health will have on population health, and how technology and innovation can help customize care to enable healthier lives regardless of circumstance and drive better patient outcomes.