Using NLP workflows to identify key social determinants of health
A year has gone by since I last blogged about the importance of social determinants of health (SDoH). Since then so much has happened in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, in ways we could never imagine and it will continue to do so into the future. When you review the SDoH risk factors, you realize that, due to the pandemic, responsible citizens are now enforcing one of these risk factors for safety reasons: social isolation. It wasn’t too long ago that social isolation was branded a warning sign for mental health issues - not a recommendation for maintaining physical health.