HIMSSCast: ACA Community Health Needs Assessments - Data Challenges and Solutions

HIMSSCast: ACA Community Health Needs Assessments – Data Challenges and Solutions

In this HIMSSCast podcast, the discussion centers on the data challenges that have accompanied the Affordable Care Act community health needs assessments and hospital improvement strategies.

The guest speaker is Michael A. Stoto, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Georgetown University School of Health.

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Talking Points:

  • For more than a decade now, the Affordable Care Act has required non-profit hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments.
  • What is this requirement and why is it important for health informatics professionals?
  • What impact has the community health needs assessment requirement had so far?
  • Stoto reviewed community health needs assessments and other community health improvement efforts in the United States
  • What data challenges have community health needs assessment efforts encountered?
  • What data challenges have hospitals encountered with their improvement strategies?

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Email the author: bsiwicki@himss.org
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