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Purple Binder Joins Healthify Team To Tackle Social Determinants of Health

We are very excited to announce that Purple Binder is becoming part of Healthify. Since founding, both teams have shared the belief that there is more to health than healthcare. We realized that we could make a bigger impact together than we could separately, and build a world where no one's health is hindered by [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Assets and Gaps on the South Side of Chicago

The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) plans to open a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center in May of 2018. To tackle the social determinants of health at its new Trauma Center, the UCMC is exploring partnerships with community-based organizations that can provide continuity of care after a patient is discharged. A key goal of the program is partnership [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A One-Stop Shop to Address Social Determinants and Reduce ER Utilization

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) launched an initiative focusing on its most complex and costly patients - those frequently visiting the emergency room (ER). The initiative uses interdisciplinary care coordination to address the medical and psychosocial determinants of health. It aims to improve patients’ health and reduce the need [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How CHWs Build a Foundation of Trust

Foundation of Trust: How Community Health Workers Address the Social Determinants of Health The best patient care is built on a foundation of trust. At every point of care, a patient needs to trust that the person providing their care is knowledgeable and has their best interests in mind. Doctors build trust through their bedside manner and [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Health: More Than Healthcare

Many thanks to the audience of 75  that joined us at MATTER on June 30. We heard from a distinguished group of panelists as they discussed new approaches to community health. The panel included: Jay Bhatt, Chief Health Officer, Illinois Hospital Association; former Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Helath Raul Garza, President & CEO, Aunt Martha's, a [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mission or Business Case: Who Pays for Community Health?

Join Purple Binder for a discussion on community health As the US healthcare system transitions away from fee-for-service compensation, health systems must begin to take a broader view of the care that they provide. Broader than the clinic: The health system is now responsible for what happens outside the four walls of the clinic, and [...]

Community Health Workers and Peer Support for COPD Patients

As healthcare reaches beyond the walls of the clinic, there’s an increasing awareness that patients need connections to resources that lower their barriers to health. We’re excited to be exploring how Purple Binder can be used in new healthcare settings in a way that measurably improves patient outcomes. A group at University of Illinois Hospital [...]

By |March 20th, 2015|Healthcare, Partners|0 Comments

Community Health Round-Up #6

This week we’ve rounded-up a couple articles featuring “low-tech” innovations in healthcare. Promising Practices Nation’s first 24 hour nurse line saves doctors from burnout and patients from trips to the emergency room (Huffington Post) “It has provided a basic form of health care to thousands of uninsured people who have no other access to care. It [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Community Health Roundup, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Health Round-Up #5

This week’s Community Health Round-Up demonstrates how healthcare is a community-based and community-wide issue. Promising Practices Coordinated care model bridges gap between health and social services (Health Affairs) “Oregon’s recently released mid-year Health System Transformation progress report shows continuing improvements in areas such as enrollment in patient-centered primary care homes and decreases in emergency department [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Community Health Roundup|0 Comments

Federal Panel on Social Determinants of Health

On February 3rd, 2015, Purple Binder took part in a panel on the social determinants of health at the ONC's annual meeting. The ONC is a commonly-used name for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. They are the federal agency that regulates and certifies electronic medical records.   https://twitter.com/mayauppaluru/status/562668549064622083 https://twitter.com/mayauppaluru/status/562664899130949635 The panel was covered in a brief [...]

By |February 6th, 2015|Healthcare, Policy, Press & Events|0 Comments