Bridging the Gap: Ensuring Optimal Care in Underserved Communities

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) can impact patient safety by creating barriers to accessing healthcare, contributing to health disparities and affecting patient behaviors and attitudes towards health.

Implementing strategies to improve communication and coordination of care can improve access to healthcare and will not only impact patient safety, but also address challenges within communities.

The Joint Commission estimates that an astonishing 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when patients are transferred or handed-off, highlighting healthcare’s need for a system of seamless exchange.

Join Dr. Sarah Lopez, MD, MBA, founding Chief Medical Officer for Zócalo Health, a healthcare company focused on eliminating poor health outcomes for the Latino community, in this Vyne MedicalⓇ-sponsored webinar as she explores how communication and connectivity are key to patient safety and healing a fractured healthcare system.  Dr. Lopez improved patient care while serving as the Patient Safety Officer for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/ LA Department of Health Services (LA DHS) and will share her expertise on how to engage patients and decrease barriers of access to healthcare.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain expert knowledge on how effective communication and connectivity in healthcare can help transform patient accessibility.


  • Explore how social determinants of health (SDoH) can impact patient care
  • Learn how decreasing barriers to accessing health care can improve patient safety
  • Understand the importance of why healthcare institutions should consider tailoring the care they provide the community they serve


Sarah Lopez, MD, MBA, founding Chief Medical Officer for Zócalo Health

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