This month, we're featuring two projects that are integrating multi-sector data into a health information exchange to improve care coordination for high-need patients and reduce emergency department utilization.
DASH: Center for Health Care Services
Through DASH, the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) is leading a multi-sector effort to create a connected information system that integrates physical and behavioral health care data into Healthcare Access San Antonio, a regional health information exchange. The system will enable critical sectors, including law enforcement, hospitals, and homeless services providers, to rapidly identify people in crisis and notify CHCS staff through real-time alerts.
CHP: North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network
This week, the CHP Program is highlighting North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN), a not-for-profit health information exchange that will work to reduce emergency department utilization by the indigent, high-need super-utilizer population by 15 percent in Humboldt Country, CA. Through its participation in the CHP Program, NCHIIN proposes to develop IT infrastructure and new workflow systems to support clinical data sharing across healthcare and social service sectors to decrease emergency department utilization and expand the data exchange to other programs and social service organizations.