This episode features a conversation between Julia Adler-Milstein, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research at the University of California, San Francisco and Tiffany Veinot, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education cross-appointed at the School of Information and School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. This session is second of four talks focused on health care sector efforts to Adjust clinical care based on information about patients’ social circumstances. In this conversation, Julia and Tiffany explore the emerging discipline of social care informatics and ways informatics can support care adjustment strategies. For resources mentioned in this episode, visit
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- Veinot TC, Mitchell H, Ancker JS. Good intentions are not enough: how informatics interventions can worsen inequality. JAMIA. 2018.
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- Senteio C, Adler-Milstein J, Richardson C, Veinot TC. Psychosocial information use for clinical decisions in diabetes care. JAMIA. 2019.
- Senteio C, Veinot T, Adler-Milstein J, Richardson C. Physicians’ perceptions of the impact of the EHR on the collection and retrieval of psychosocial information in outpatient diabetes care. Intl J Med Informatics. 2018
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