Considering the addition of patient-reported social and behavioral factors to electronic health records

The Foundation's Making Prevention Matter initiative was designed to support strategies that shape the national dialogue on prevention's role in improving health and the economy.This grant supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in convening a multidisciplinary committee to identify strategies on how to integrate social and behavioral data into electronic health records (EHRs) as part of Meaningful Use Stage 3. The inclusion of social and behavioral data in EHRs will increase the capacity of health systems to address social and behavioral contributors to the onset and progression of disease--contributors that are known to be at the root cause of many poor health outcomes. This IOM committee will meet in person six times, with periodic conference calls and three one-day, data-gathering meetings to obtain input on data domains and measures from a wide range of stakeholders. The committee will produce two reports. The first report will address data domains to be added to EHRs in time to inform the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's effort to establish Stage 3 preliminary recommendations for data collection. During the second phase of the project, the committee will identify specific measures that should be included in EHRs. The final product will address data domains and specific measures and will provide recommendations on implementation, where appropriate. IOM is seeking co-funding for the committee from the Pritzker Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 12/20/2012

Time frame: 1/1/2013 - 3/31/2015

Grant Number: 70658


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Washington, 20001-2736


Karen L. Helsing
Project Director


Rose Marie Martinez
Project Director