Joint Commission, National Committee for Quality Assurance, NQF issue joint statement on digital health data exchange of social determinants of health assessments
The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the National Quality Forum have released a joint statement on digital health data exchange of social determinants of health (SDOH) assessments.
“Collecting and exchanging data on SDOH connects individuals, healthcare organizations and community-based organizations committed to achieving health equity,” the statement reads. “The National Committee for Quality Assurance, The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum joined the Sync for Social Needs coalition with the aim of integrating digital SDOH data for standardized exchange across health records using a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)-based approach. As leading quality organizations, we believe effective use of person-reported data to meet social needs is a healthcare quality priority, and that FHIR enables interoperable use of this information.”
Read the full statement.