Build or Buy? Boston’s experience implementing SDOH technology

Originally posted on The Sustainable Future

A discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine shared how the City of Boston is addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) through the development, maintenance, and evolution of a public resource directory. It offers a useful look at how a basic information product can develop into community-wide resource if given the right amounts of leadership, strategy, and time. We also found however, that it doubles as a commentary on the challenges of a homegrown approach to building the technical infrastructure to support SDOH management across a city.
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