Enhancing Healthcare Data Collection: Lessons from Implement

Enhancing Healthcare Data Collection: Lessons from Implementing Z-Code Integration in Community Health Centers

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
TIME:  10am to 11am 

This presentation focuses on efficient healthcare data collection in community health centers, highlighting the implementation of Z-Code integration, specifically the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes (Z55-Z65) related to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). These codes document essential factors like housing, food insecurity, and problems related to psychosocial circumstances. In today's healthcare landscape, accurate data is pivotal for patient-centered care, effective partnerships, and informed policymaking. The session explores the integration of SDOH z-code data to address these challenges. Attendees will gain insights into the hurdles faced by community health centers and their lessons learned regarding SDOH data integration.
Additionally, the presentation underscores the critical role of consistent SDOH data collection, emphasizing its importance within the Population Health Management (PHM) initiative of the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) program. CalAIM, introduced by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), aims to enhance health outcomes and the quality of life for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Specifically, the PHM initiative identifies and manages member risk and need through comprehensive care approaches while focusing on SDOH. Participants will learn how efficient data collection, particularly related to SDOH, contributes significantly to the success of CalAIM's PHM initiative, shaping a more holistic and effective.


  • Understanding the Significance of Efficient Data Collection: Learn why collecting accurate and relevant data is vital in community health centers. Understand the impact of good data on patient care and decision-making processes within healthcare facilities.
  • Exploring the Benefits of Z-Code Integration: Understand what SDOH z-codes are and their integration into health center data collection.
  • Gaining Practical Insights and Best Practices: Hear real-life examples and practical tips from the implementation of Z-Code. Understand the challenges faced and the successful strategies used during the study. Take away actionable insights to enhance data collection practices in your own organization.


  • Lucy Saenz, Deputy Director of Data Informatics, CPCA
  • Yarin Gomez, Senior Program Coordinator  of Health Access & Quality, CPCA
  • Jesus Torres, Senior Program Coordinator of Data Science, CPCA

This webinar is free through the BS SDOH Z Code project. 

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1/17/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Via Zoom

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