Reimagining care delivery: Look beyond clinical data

3M launches analytics platform that integrates social and clinical risk data to improve population health

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to ‘attain his or her full health potential,’ and no one is ‘disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.’ Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.”

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated that social determinants of health (SDoH) are not just an adjunct element to our health care ecosystem but are increasingly driving the definition of health care itself and the subsequent payment model. Health care professionals are being called on to manage the impact of social risks on the health of individuals and high risk populations. Social risks include lack of housing or homelessness, unemployment, food insecurity, lack of transportation and other factors.

    Health plans are being called on to know their population, the underlying social determinants of health at the individual and community level and take appropriate action. By reaching out and address care coordination needs while building out programs with community-based organizations, more equitable care becomes a reality.

    Care teams are tasked with understanding their patients’ complexity (both clinically and non-clinically) in order to make informed care decisions that are patient centered and interventions that are appropriately tailored.

    With more than 35 years of experience working with clinical data, 3M provides expertise that, when combined with the curated repository for social risk intelligence from Socially Determined®, allows for integrated clinical, social and population health analytics at scale.

    By combining social and clinical, risk using 3M™ Clinical Risk Groups, allows 3M™ Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Analytics to provide a complete picture of a patient, community and delivery network.

    With 3M SDoH Analytics, it is easier than ever to make the connection between patients, their health and the community organizations that can best support them.

    Ready to learn how 3M can help your organization reimagine care delivery to be more equitable for everyone?

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  • 3M launches analytics platform that integrates social and clinical risk data to improve population health

    3M Health Information Systems has introduced a new technology platform that allows health care providers and payers to prioritize care and allocate resources for high risk individuals and patient populations. 3M™ Social Determinants of Health Analytics (3M SDoH) combines clinical, social and population health data to create a complete picture of patient health.


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  • Learn more about our SDoH experts

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    • L. Gordon Moore, MD

      L. Gordon Moore, MD

      As the senior medical director of clinical strategy and value-based care for 3M Health Information Systems, L. Gordon Moore, MD, bridges the intersections of quality, technology, policy, payment, data, measurement and workflow. His lifelong interest and work in quality improvement are reflected in his many roles, including founding board member of a physician-hospital organization; quality officer; faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and co-leader of quality improvement initiatives with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, the Washington State Department of Health and other managed care organizations.

    • Melissa Clarke, MD

      Melissa Clarke, MD

      Melissa E. Clarke, MD, CMQ, has extensive private sector experience in clinical transformation and population health working with health plans, third party payers, and clinical organizations. Within health care delivery transformation, Melissa has focused extensively on patient engagement, team-based care and quality outcomes.

      Currently, Melissa is a clinical transformation physician consultant with 3M Health Information Systems (HIS), where she develops transformation roadmaps for a variety of health plan, payer and clinical system partners. In this role she collaborates with client clinical leadership and provides subject matter expertise to catalyze the clinical transformation process within clinical organizations for rapid, quantifiable and sustainable results.

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