Standardized Terminology and Social Determinants of Health

What Is Standardized Terminology? As we’ve outlined in previous articles, a standardized terminology is simply a common language, nomenclature, classification, or taxonomy designed to be shared among users. Standardized terminology allows interoperability between technologies like electronic health records. A good standardized terminology is research-based and meets criteria for interoperability. We’ve previously written an article outlining [...]

Social Needs vs Social Determinants of Health: What Is the Difference and How to Document them At the Local Level

Social Determinants of Health have increasingly filtered into the public health vocabulary over the past few years and, recently, featured prominently in the Healthy People 2030 framework. Some terminology you may not be as familiar with though, is “social needs.” Social needs and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), while they sound similar, address two different [...]

Empowering Local Health Departments to Address Health Inequity

One of our colleagues, Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Director of the Omaha System Partnership, recently had the opportunity to speak at the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference on achieving health equity. Her presentation was titled, “Social Behavioral Determinants of Health (SBDH) & the Omaha System: [...]

Social Determinants & The Omaha System: Showing our Work & Outcomes

Introduction: Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, presented at Champ Software's Expert Webinar this April. Karen spoke on a topic that has increasingly developed and become more widely adopted over the last several years: social determinants of public health. Nicole Sowers, Champ Software COO [...]

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