When organizations are able to analyze data on these patients’ healthcare activities, but also the social determinants that impact their lives outside of the healthcare system, they can really understand the patients’ barriers to care — and take steps to assemble resources that will improve patient outcomes.
Now is the time for healthcare organizations to incorporate SDOH into their clinical workflows. Doing so can save time, money, and resources; it can increase patient engagement; and, overall, it can improve patient care.
There is plenty of supporting published evidence showing that medication non-adherence has severe consequences for the patient’s health and results in billions of dollars in excess healthcare costs annually.
There are efforts underway to refine the use and exchange of health data so pharmacy companies can glean actionable insights. Technology and data will be a key part of success in the market, and pharmacy companies must choose their vendor partners wisely.