Improving Health Equity by Analyzing Social Determinants of Health from the Electronic Health Records

Yanshan Wang
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and include factors such as socioeconomic status, education, employment, lifestyles, social support networks, access to medical care, and neighborhood characteristics. These factors have a major impact on health equity. With the passing of the HITECH Act in 2009, there has been increased emphasis on the use of electronic health records (EHRs) to document SDOH. While most of the...
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