Andy Oram at Healthcare IT Today interviewed Tina Burbine around how organizations are collecting social determinants of health (SDoH) data.

Rutledge and Tina Burbine of Healthlink Advisors say that in-patient visits can turn up aspects of SDoH that you wouldn’t get in an office visit or even a virtual conference. A visiting nurse can look in the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator, for instance, to find out whether the patient has enough food and what its quality is. Furthermore, patients tend to be more relaxed and more comfortable discussing personal and sensitive issues in their homes than in a clinical office.

Burbine says that a variety of medical specialties can be certified for home visits: RNs, medics, and others.

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