Monday, August 10, 2020

New Tool on Tracking Social Determinants of Health Using Z Codes


Health outcomes can be impacted by a variety of conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age. The use of Z codes has been identified as a way of clinically documenting these patient barriers in the EHR.

CDPHE's Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management Unit has developed a new resource highlighting the use of Z Codes to better understand population-level social determinants of health needs.

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