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Dignity Health, Measuring and Mapping Barriers to AccessDignity Health developed a community needs index that analyzes demographic-based metrics and social indicators (income, culture/language, education, insurance, housing) to inform investment strategies addressing health disparities and the core environmental drivers of poor health.

Henry Ford Health System, Cost Savings/Cost Avoidance (CS/A) Tool demonstrates impact of Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) on health outcomes. The CS/A tool developed by the team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals demonstrates the impact of interventions by FCNs on readmissions and health outcomes.

Providence Hospital, Washington DC, Capital Clinical Integrated Network (CCIN) is partnering with Mary’s Center, DC Primary Care Association, Community of Hope, Unity Healthcare, and United Healthcare to implement and test a Health IT integrated clinical network that will coordinate the care for chronically ill people in the DC area who rely on emergency room visits for health care.

Loma Linda University Medical Center, GIS mapping is creating a real time community health management system based on ESRI mapping software which layers data and provides geographically enabled health utilization information to influence strategic resource, patient care, and population health decisions.