HASA HIE partners with CI:Now to harness power of social determinants of health

HASA, Texas’ largest nonprofit health information exchange, has partnered with CI:Now to enable it to add measures of place-based health risk to the patient record, allowing clinicians and other providers to understand the patient’s health and risk and in context of critical social and economic determinants of health. CI:Now’s role is to provide census tract-level measures of relative degree of neighborhood poverty (percent in poverty) and neighborhood low educational attainment (percent with less than a high school diploma or GED), as well as an index of both measures combined. HASA will append those measures to each patient record based on patient address.