This month, we're featuring two projects that are bringing a diverse group of community partners together to improve health using data-driven approaches.
CHP: Children's Comprehensive Care Clinic
With support from the CHP Program, the Children's Comprehensive Care Clinic is working with its partners to improve care for families of children with medical and behavioral complexity in the Austin, TX area through their web-based technology platform, PATIENeT. The platform connects data from families, clinicians, school resources, therapists, and other stakeholders. The clinic aims to serve as a nucleus and bring together a community of partners committed to eliminating health data silos. This will enable the development of a sustainable, integrated, participatory health care data ecosystem and provide a streamlined system of care.
DASH: Baltimore City Health Department
Through DASH, the Baltimore City Health Department is leading a city-wide effort to reduce falls among city residents age 65 and older using data-driven approaches. The collaboration is creating a real-time data surveillance system that will track fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations to help a network of community partners align and focus their efforts. Core medical data will be integrated with other health, environmental, and social services data from partner organizations so that analyses can be conducted to inform the development of new and existing initiatives.