At the Texas Hospital Association’s (THA) Quality and Patient Safety Conference this week in Austin, Texas, Aida Somun, PCCI’s Chief Operating Officer, shared the organization’s vision for leveraging social determinants of health to help under-served populations in our communities.

Aida Somun, PCCI COO, and Dr. Bob Hendler, Texas Hospital Association’s chief medical officer.

Aida’s presentation, “Building a Framework to Address Social Determinants of Health” gave insights into how providers and payers can identify socioeconomic needs and develop interventions that reach outside the walls of the clinic.

Attending the presentation were THA leaders, Dr. Bob Hendler, THA’s chief medical officer, Lindsay Thompson, THA’s Senior Director of Education and Governance Programs and Shirley Lavergne, THA’s Manager Education Programs.

Dr. Anjum Khurshid, Director of Data Integration and Assistant Professor of Population Health at Dell Medical School, was also in attendance along with large and small progressive health care organizations who exchanged ideas on how to incorporate these learnings into their population health strategies to improve quality of patient care.

Aida Somun, PCCI COO, and Lindsay Thompson, THA’s Senior Director of Education and Governance Programs.

Aida Somun, PCCI’s COO, with Dr. Anjum Khurshid, Director of Data Integration and Assistant Professor of Population Health at Dell Medical School.

 

Aida Somun, PCCI’s COO, with Dr. Anjum Khurshid and Shirley Lavergne, THA’s Manager Education Programs.