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LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Clarify Health Partner to Evaluate Predictive Capability of Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Data


LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced a collaboration with Clarify Health, a leading healthcare analytics company that provides AI-driven market intelligence and predictive analytics business applications to health systems, health plans, and life sciences companies. The partnership will enable Clarify Health to use LexisNexis Risk Solutions socioeconomic data to better understand patient populations. The goal is to leverage the LexisNexis Risk Solutions clinically validated social and behavioral determinants of health data, sometimes referred to as “SDOH” attributes, within predictive models that currently utilize clinical data to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and prevent readmissions.

“We know that socioeconomic factors have been shown to have a significant impact on our health,” said Todd Gottula, co-founder and chief product officer, Clarify Health. “By understanding a patient population outside of just a clinical perspective, you can enable actionable insights to enhance the delivery and quality of patient care. We chose to work with LexisNexis Risk Solutions because of the depth of their data insights and attributes that can help us identify gaps in care around healthcare utilization.”

The collaboration’s approach will integrate individual-level SDOH data into Clarify Health’s clinical analytical models to evaluate the quality and efficacy of the data at the point of care to help drive care management decision-making.

Clarify Health’s analytical models help identify population health gaps and opportunities for care delivery improvement and optimization by leveraging a holistic view of the patient and social risk factors. For instance, clinically validated data attributes help predict the probability of a patient being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. By evaluating each individual’s level of risk, providers can effectively prioritize resources for high-risk patients during discharge and follow-up care. Incorporating SDOH data into clinical models to enhance predictive scores provides a more comprehensive approach to defining and understanding social and behavioral attributes, their impact and identifying interventions that may be most impactful for specific groups of patients.

“We are proud to partner with Clarify Health to understand how integrating individuals’ socioeconomic data into predictive models traditionally based on clinical data can be standardized and show longitudinal impacts,” said Josh Schoeller, senior vice president and general manager, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

“Understanding the upstream and downstream impacts of social and behavioral determinants of health at both the population- and patient-level will improve the actionability of insights we generate. Partnering with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and pursuing research that better describes pathways between SDOH factors and health outcomes represents Clarify’s commitment to provider- and patient-centered healthcare. We are excited to be leading the way and establishing good practice around social and behavioral data integration in clinical models to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare-attributed costs,” said Hilary Placzek, senior director of research, Clarify Health.

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About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more information, please visit and

About Clarify Health
Clarify Health’s enterprise analytics platform empowers providers, payers, and life sciences companies to deliver better care to patients through actionable insights. With industry-leading statistical modeling and machine learning, Clarify Health harnesses the power of the most comprehensive longitudinal dataset in the US by linking clinical, claims, prescription, lab, and social determinant of health data across 300 million+ lives. For more information, visit

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