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NEJM Catalyst Q&A

Impacting SDOH for patients and communities

CNO Kristy Duffey discusses the benefits of home-based care, opportunities in value-based care and how digital tools can overcome barriers.


Meeting patients where they are

Adverse social determinants of health (SDOH) outweigh the impact of health care delivery. What is the role of health systems and individual clinicians in addressing social needs?

Optum CNO and COO of Optum Home & Community Care Kristy Duffey explores how to create real impact on SDOH for patients, populations and communities through:

  • Understanding how SDOH is evolving
  • Leveraging in-home care for social needs
  • Collaborating to address the totality of social needs
  • Recognizing how SDOH impacts clinician experience

Get practical advice on how health care leaders can improve outcomes with integrated, whole-person care that serves social needs while addressing physical care, mental health and patient preferences.

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