Achieving health equity: How healthcare payers are uniquely positioned to address social determinants of health — 6 takeaways

Social determinants of health are the structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Without the right data and insights, however, it’s difficult for payers to understand the social factors that affect population health and health inequities, such as housing and employment.

During a February roundtable discussion sponsored by IBM Watson Health, a panel of executives from healthcare payers shared how their organizations are using analytics and strategies to reduce disparities, lower costs and improve outcomes. This whitepaper reviews the 6 key takeaways from that discussion.

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