Welcome!

News Feed Item

St. Louis Integrated Health Network Community Referral Coordinator (CRC) Program Recognized for Achievements in Improving Healthcare Efficiency and Effectiveness

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human services, is proud to announce that client St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) has been acknowledged by the Healthy People 2020 initiative for their achievements in coordinating and retaining patient access to primary care through the Community Referral Coordinator (CRC) program.

The Healthy People 2020 initiative, launched in 2010, provides science-based 10-year national goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention. IHN was recognized by the Healthy 2020 Initiative at the recommendation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The CRC program, which is featured in the Healthy People in Action library, connects patients in hospital emergency departments with primary care providers to increase the likelihood they will receive appropriate care and to reduce dependency on expensive emergency medical services. Using Social Solutions' Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software, CRCs track patients, outreach and follow up efforts to improve show improved show rates for follow-up appointments.

As a results of these efforts, according to the Healthy People 2020 initiative, "Between 2008 and 2012, referrals to community health centers tripled. More importantly, the efforts of the CRC program point to clear outcomes, including decreased the no-show rate at follow-up appointments from 75% in the first quarter of 2009 to just over 58% in the fourth quarter of 2013."  These achievements were further validated this week with the naming of IHN as a winner of FOCUS St. Louis' What's Right with the Region! Awards for Fostering Regional Cooperation. The award recognizes organizations that have brought entities together to create a new synergy and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

"We are honored to be recognized for the success of our Community Referral Coordinator Program," said Wil Franklin, Chief Program Officer of the St. Louis Integrated Health network. "The acknowledgement serves as a validation of our efforts to use data-informed practice to improve outcomes and deliver a more efficient and effective healthcare system in our region."

"We are extremely proud to support the St. Louis Integrated Health Network's achievements in creating a more efficient and effective health care system for St. Louis residents, especially the medically underserved," said Social Solutions CEO Scott Johnson. "The fact that they have been recognized by AHRQ and HRSA and featured by the federal Healthy People 2020 initiative speaks to IHN's standing as one of the leading performance-driven healthcare services organizations in the nation."

St. Louis Integrated Health Network is a non-profit organization using collaboration and partnership to ensure quality, accessible and affordable health care to all residents of the greater St. Louis region. Today, the IHN has 20 primary care sites operated by Community Health Center providers in the IHN Health Center Controlled Network that provide comprehensive primary health care to all St. Louis area residents regardless of their insurance status. In partnership with other centers, IHN provides reduced-cost services to patients who are underinsured or do not have insurance plans that qualify. Since its inception, the IHN has gained recognition for its health literacy initiatives, integrated electronic medical records system and health system navigation programs for patients.

Social Solutions Global, Inc., creator of Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software, is the leading provider of performance management software for human services agencies, connecting efforts to outcomes, clients to services and service providers to funders. Our mission is to challenge and equip human services agencies to transform good intent into measureable change by relating efforts to outcomes.

Contact:
Chris Frascella, Director, Marketing
[email protected] 
443.460.3460

SOURCE Social Solutions Global, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's largest network and a global cloud services platform, which encompasses over 70,000 km of lit fiber, 15 data centers, 17 virtual data centers and 33 colocation centers, with connections to 195 additional partner data centers. Our full-service Unifie...
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value...
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling sm...
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tom Eck, Industry Platforms CTO at IBM Cloud, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Progress, a global leader in application development, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enterprises today are rapidly adopting the cloud, while continuing to retain business-critical/sensitive data inside the firewall. This is creating two separate data silos – one inside the firewall and the other outside the firewall. Cloud ISVs ofte...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
Interested in leveling up on your Cloud Foundry skills? Join IBM for Cloud Foundry Days on June 7 at Cloud Expo New York at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Foundry Days is a free half day educational conference and networking event. Come find out why Cloud Foundry is the industry's fastest-growing and most adopted cloud application platform.
For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly become a crucial part of dealing with customers over the next five years and beyond, particularly with the growing use and acceptance of virtual currencies. There are new data storage paradigms on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive financial data around the world without touching terrestrial networks. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Cliff Beek, President of Cloud Constellation Corporation, w...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to ov...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outscale, a global pure play Infrastructure as a Service provider and strategic partner of Dassault Systèmes, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2010, Outscale simplifies infrastructure complexities and boosts the business agility of its customers. Outscale delivers a secure, reliable and industrial strength solution for its customers, which in...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...