Time to tackle IT and culture barriers to social data integration, says Jacob Reider

“Social care is an imperative part of improving the health of a population,” said Reider.

There are basically three types of care – of increasing levels of acuity and, most would argue, expense, he explained: social care, healthcare and medical care.

Most might think it’s “self-evident” that if a society invests more money on the lower end of that continuum, it will spend less money at the top, he said. And that is indeed the hope.

But in order for this historical moment, with social data finally getting the attention it deserves, to really come to fruition, CMS policymakers and other payers will need to be on board. Read more…