Guiding Principles for the Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data

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eHealth Initiative (eHI) Foundation

A cross-industry collaborative of health care stakeholders developed the Guiding Principles for the Ethical Use of Social Determinants of Health Data to educate the industry and policymakers on the ethics of using social determinants of health (SDOH) data. As a result of several months of discussions and in-person meetings, the group released a document that outlines five guiding principles, provides specific examples of appropriate use of SDOH data, and lists several dozen organizations that support the principles.