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
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...