October 4, 2022

The Joint Commission joins Sync for Social Needs coalition

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on October 4 announced that it has joined the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health’s Sync for Social Needs coalition, committing to a role to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases in the US by 2030.

The coalition brings together leading healthcare organizations and technology companies that aim to integrate nutrition information in a patient’s electronic health record via a standardized, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)-based approach.

The social determinants of health (SDOH)—the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play—can limit an individual’s access to nutritious food. Standardizing SDOH data collection and sharing is important for understanding and addressing the nature and extent of the problem, The Joint Commission says.


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