Social determinants: powering the next big leap for healthcare analytics
Real estate isn’t the only thing that’s all about location. Your ZIP code may be the single biggest predictor of your health and mortality. Healthcare analytics professionals increasingly view ZIP codes as surrogates for income, education, employment status, ethnicity and other related data elements that are collectively referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH). These types of data are beginning to play a critical role in population health management (PHM) practices.