Population Health Management Forum

October 30, 6:00pm, PDT - 8:00pm, PDT

BridgePort BrewPub - Heritage Room 
1313 NW Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209  


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Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into EHRs: Experience from the Field

Join national thought leaders from Kaiser Permanente and OCHIN at the Oregon Chapter of HIMSS Population Health Management Forum as they discuss their research on, and their organizations’ journeys incorporating social determinants of health (SDOH) into Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

With the awareness that SDOH - the non-clinical circumstances of patients' lives – can impact health more profoundly than clinical care there is a growing national emphasis on systematic documentation of SDOH in EHRs. However, there is little scientific evidence nor are there national guidelines on how healthcare providers can or should integrate SDOH into their EHRs and workflows.

At this event, Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH, Lead Research Scientist at OCHIN, Inc., will present results from her team's research on strategies for using EHRs to document patients' SDOH in community health centers, and approaches to helping primary care clinics adopt SDOH documentation.  Additionally, Briar Ertz-Berger, MD, MPH, Assistant Director of Operations for Special Populations, Kaiser Permanente, will discuss Kaiser Permanente’s journey to incorporate SDOH into patients’ care plans.

Who Should Attend:  The forum is open to HIMSS members, guests, and all those interested in learning more about SDOH and strategies for incorporating them into EHRs and workflows.  Individuals who will find this forum beneficial include:  informaticists, clinicians, pharmacists, healthcare analysts, administrators, Population Health Management leadership, and Social Determinants strategists. Bring your questions for this educational networking event, all attendees can share insights and ask questions in this interactive presenters/audience discussion.  

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Networking, appetizers, and beverages
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and audience Q&A

Cost:  $30 HIMSS Members, $65 Non-Members, $15 Student HIMSS Members, and $25 Student Non-Member. Registration fee includes complimentary drink ticket and appetizers. For registration savings, verify if your organization is an affiliate member or become a member today.

Oregon Chapter of HIMSS event scholarships are available for emerging professionals, students, and veterans apply at scholarships.

This event has been approved for up to 1.5 hours in continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Please contact Rex Eads or view Oregon Chapter of HIMSS sponsorship packages for more information.