Core5 Assessment Tool: Virginia Mason’s lessons learned

October 15, 2020

Social determinants of health (SDOH) including housing instability, food insecurity and access to transportation, create significant barriers for patients to follow treatment plans. The Core Determinants of Health Screening Tool (Core5) was developed by the Ohio Action Coalition and tested in partnership with the Ohio Public Health Nurse Leaders.

Virginia Mason Administrative Director of Clinical Quality Alison Bradywood will share insights Oct. 30 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on how implementation of the Core5 Assessment Tool screens patients for social determinants of health at Virginia Mason.

The presentation will touch on the following and include time for Q&A:

  • Why Virginia Mason chose the Core5 Assessment Tool
  • Implementation lessons learned
  • How SDOH positive screens are addressed
  • Experienced value-add of screening for SDOH

Registration is available online. This presentation may be of particular interest to hospitals and health systems working to achieve the 2020 Medicaid Quality Incentive (MQI) metric: Inpatient Screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).


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