The investigators will use a randomized quasi-experimental design to assess impact of the CDS tools designed to support social risk-informed care. After conducting a 12-month pilot study with 3 CHCs to test and further refine the CDS tools, 6 CHCs will be recruited to participate in the main trial. All OCHIN clinics with >200 SDH screenings (excluding the pilot clinics) will be identified and randomized to a potential intervention group or a control group. Clinics from the potential intervention group will be recruited in a random order until 6 agree to participate. This recruitment method ensures randomization between intervention and control clinics, without **RECRUITING NOW** CHCs to a study in which they might not receive an intervention. Intervention sites will be trained in how to use the tools shortly before the tools are activated and will be followed for 18 months to assess tool adoption and impact on the CQMs of interest. Use of the CDS tools will occur as part of the regular care patients receive and will not require special clinic visits. Patients will interact with providers as they normally would, augmented by the intervention when clinicians choose to utilize the CDS tools. For all study clinics, quantitative data will be collected (via EHR data extraction) on social risk data collection and action by care team members. Limited clinical data will be collected on patients who are seen at a study CHC during the study period. Qualitative data will also be collected which includes semi-structured interviews with clinic staff from all study CHCs and a provider survey (card study) for the clinics enrolled in the main trial.
NOTE: Individual patients will not be assigned to an intervention. Instead, randomization and intervention will occur at the clinic level. While CHCs will be recruited that have previously screened patients for social risks, it is unlikely that these CHCs will have screened all patients in their clinics. Thus, the CDS tools will not apply to all patients in participating clinics, and it cannot be guaranteed that individual patients will receive an intervention.
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