Elkridge, MD – A cornerstone annual Medicaid-focused information technology education and...
SAFFRON Labs is an Incubation Hub that will support the creation of the technical capability for a secure, standards-based patient- and community-centric, open, interoperable SDOH data ecosystem.
SAFFRON Labs is the change necessary for the future of American healthcare.
Research shows that social and environmental factors explain 80-90 percent of a person’s and population’s health status. The value of collecting and coding SDOH data for clinical care and other use cases, including SDOH-related assessments, goals, health concerns, and interventions, is well established in the literature. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this reality daily across the nation.
No national electronic standard and reference implementation exist to represent and exchange SDOH data for health care across the disparate digital systems used by the community, clinical, and home settings. SAFFRON Labs is changing that.
This year at MESC, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) leadership consistently pointed to CMS’s desire to promote innovation among the vendor community to help states solve operational and data challenges. NewWave and Mathematica partnered to offer a new narrative on transforming state data quality.