Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can have a profound impact on health outcomes; and yet, developing and sustaining processes to build a culture of health remains a challenge. Currently, no standardized SDOH collection exists, resulting in incomplete data and gaps in important information, placing health care systems at a disadvantage when seeking to effectively identify, prioritize and intervene on SDOH.
In collaboration with WHA Information Center (WHAIC), the WHA quality team is offering the first of a four-part social SDOH webinar series, featuring American Hospital Association Chief Data Strategy Officer Gloria Kupferman. This webinar will provide the background and purpose of this significant collaboration, stress the importance of Z code data collection from the national perspective, emphasize the importance of capturing SDOH data in the medical record and provide an overview of Z code collection in Wisconsin Hospitals to offer hospitals and health systems valuable information to help improve health outcomes in their communities. Z codes are a special group of codes provided for the reporting of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
The Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin
Setting the Stage for SDOH Z Code Data Capture
January 26, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Register at: https://www.wha.org/EducationEvent?EventID=390
This webinar series, offered as a member benefit and at no cost to hospital participants, is intended for hospital administrators, quality leaders, clinical staff, IT staff, coders, business intelligence staff and anyone who acts as an agent of change for SDOH for a hospital or health system.
Upcoming, quarterly webinars in the Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin series are scheduled for April 27, July 27 and Oct. 26.
The webinars will feature tools to assist with using Z code data in a meaningful way and include perspectives from organizations around the state who have begun to successfully implement strategies that are driving improvement in health outcomes through identification of health disparities.