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How EHRs Can Be Leveraged to Streamline Social Needs Screening


Screening for Housing Status and other Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) measures Webinar

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Enabling Staff Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Is your health center planning, implementing, or revamping a social needs screening program? The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the HITEQ Center hosted a free webinar on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, from 2 - 3 pm Eastern (1 - 2 pm Central) where they taught participants how to screen for housing status and other Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) measures that can be introduced or better integrated into health center clinical workflows. Presenters shared guidance on implementing and systematizing social needs data collection in Electronic Health Records (EHRs), followed by a panel of expert health center representatives who spoke about their programs & journeys with social needs screening programs. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, share successes, or discuss specific challenges they faced regarding social needs screening. While this webinar focused on health care for the homeless (HCH) health centers, anyone involved directly in social needs screening or interested in improving screening processes was welcome to attend.

Resource Topic: Promising Practice, , Special and Vulnerable Populations, Health Equity

Resource Subtopic: Satisfaction, , Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Keywords: Access to Care, Care Coordination, Chronic Diseases and Care, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Documentation, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health Risk and Behavior, Health Systems, Implementation Tools, Incentive Programs, Integrated Care, Outreach, Partnerships, Patient Demographics, Patient Portals, Patient Satisfaction, Payment and Reform, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Performance Improvement, Policies and Procedures, Prevention, Quality Measures.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.