Apr 27, 2023
Ashley Perry is the Chief Strategy and Solutions Officer at Socially Determined, a social risk analytics and solutions company working with payers, providers, and life science companies. Their Socialscope risk and data analytics platform helps organizations understand social determinants of health, identify and manage risk and advance equity for the populations they serve. These organizations are able to be data-driven and action-oriented to mitigate community and individual-level risk.
Ashley explains, "The evidence is very clear from a multitude of sources that up to 80% of healthcare utilization, cost, outcomes, and, importantly also, equity are driven by non-clinical factors or non-medical cost drivers. That includes all aspects of everyday life. So, you think about factors like food insecurity and housing instability, transportation barriers, and health literacy challenges. We see consistently in the data that we look at every day the impact these factors have on those utilization costs and outcome measures. Our customers are ultimately focused on population health and the overall health and well-being of the communities and populations they serve."
"Socialscape is a platform that assesses both community-level SDOH risk exposure for the entire United States as well as individual-level social risk factor scores for millions of adult Americans. Importantly, we do that across different domains. For example, on the community side, we look at factors like the economic climate, the housing environment, and the digital landscape. On the individual patient or member side, we look at factors like food insecurity, housing instability, and transportation barriers."
"Across all of those different domains, we're able to quantify risk using a standardized one-to-five scale. One indicates little to no risk, five indicates severe risk. It empowers the organizations that we work with to be able to identify the contours and concentration of community-level risk for the markets that they're serving. As well as identify the segments of their overall population that they bear the risk for that face elevated risk across those different social domains."
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