Quality Advice: Tips for Your Hospital SDOH Screening Process

If you’ve been putting off the start of your hospital social determinants of health (SDOH) screening process, we understand.
Building any new process, especially one as delicate and important as your hospital SDOH screening process, can feel overwhelming and, frankly, a little intimidating.

But with both CMS and The Joint Commission releasing new health equity requirements that require you to have some sort of SDOH screening process in place this year, procrastination is no longer an option.

To help you get started, we decided to call in the experts—in this case Jodie Franzen, director of performance excellence for Duncan Regional Health in southern Oklahoma—who, along with her team, was able to build her hospital SDOH screening tool in just one week’s time.

In this short video, Jodie shares with us her “we did it and you can too!” tips for building a successful hospital SDOH screening process, including:

  • What resources to use to write your SDOH screening questions
  • Where to start implementing the SDOH screening process
  • Who to collaborate with in your building process
  • What tools you need to get faster staff buy-in
  • And much more!

Get More Hospital SDOH Screening Tips:

You can read Jodie’s full interview for even more tips on building your hospital SDOH screening process. Plus, be sure to explore more helpful SDOH tools from Medisolv here:


Medisolv Can Help

This is a big year for Quality. Medisolv can help you along the way. Along with award-winning software you receive a Clinical Quality Advisor that helps you with all of your technical and clinical needs.

We consistently hear from our clients that the biggest differentiator between Medisolv and other vendors is the level of one-of-one support. Especially if you use an EHR vendor right now, you’ll notice a huge difference.

  • We help troubleshoot technical and clinical issues to improve your measures.
  • We keep you on track for your submission deadlines and ensure you don’t miss critical dates
  • We help you select and set up measures that make sense based on your hospital’s situation.
  • You receive one Clinical Quality Advisor that you can call anytime with questions or concerns. 

Contact us today.



Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Vice President of Marketing for Medisolv, Inc. She has led Medisolv’s marketing team for the better part of a decade, developing content to assist healthcare quality leaders understand their regulatory requirements. She has led the marketing team in developing successful healthcare strategies to enhance the company brand and meet business goals. Erin is a Leapfrog Certified Coach.

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