Webinar Series: Using Data to Support Health Equity Efforts

Part 1: Using Population Health Indices to Support Health Equity in Value-Based Payment

On July 13, from 3-4pm ET speakers discussed the design and use of population level health measures to improve equitable health outcomes in value-based payment models. David Rickless – geospatial analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – discussed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI); Dr. Amy Kind – Associate Dean for Social Health Sciences and Programs at the University of Wisconsin – spoke about the history and use of the Area Deprivation Index (ADI); and Dr. Brian Powers – Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Humana – spoke to Humana’s use of the ADI in developing a social risk adjustment strategy. The speakers shared how these tools work in practice and can be used to improve health equity and support health care transformation.

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Part 2: Best Practices for Gathering and Analyzing Person-Reported Race/Ethnicity/Language Data

On July 20, from 2-3pm ET, the Task Force is hosting a webinar that will explore Press Ganey’s efforts to make tools that help organizations collect self-reported patient-level Race, Ethnicity, and Language data. Deirdre Mylod – Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation and Senior Vice President of Research and Analytics at Press Ganey – will speak about the training, tools, and strategies that hospitals are using to improve the collection of demographic data; and Pamela Abner – VP and Chief Diversity Operations Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System – will discuss how Mount Sinai is using these strategies to gather data, better understand patients, and work to address disparities in care.

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