How Patient Navigators Saved Thanksgiving

How Patient Navigators Saved Thanksgiving The afternoon before Thanksgiving, patient navigator Emma Villarreal completed a PArTNER post-discharge home visit with Myra*, a participant in the PArTNER program, who had been discharged from the hospital a few days before. Myra, age 75, was a shy widow with worried eyes and a warm smile. She welcomed [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Healthcare, Partners, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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. The panel was covered in a brief [...]

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

Purple Binder accepted to MATTER healthtech incubator

Purple Binder is part of the latest round of companies selected to participate in Chicago's MATTER healthtech incubator. We were one of the first companies to move into 1871 when it first opened, ushering in a coming-of-age for digital startups in Chicago. And we're excited to do the same at MATTER. Here is the original [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|Healthcare, Startups|0 Comments

Presenting on the main stage at Health Datapalooza

Purple Binder has been selected for a main stage presentation on June 2nd at Health Datapalooza, a conference run by the Health Data Consortium on Washington, D.C. We're excited to share our message with over 2,500 policymakers and health innovators. For a taste of what we'll be talking about there, have a look at our [...]

By |May 19th, 2014|Healthcare|0 Comments

Purple Binder in Businessweek and ModernHealthcare

Bloomberg Businessweek has a write-up on startups getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act, including Purple Binder, Direct Dermatology, Polyglot Systems, and Propellor Health. ModernHealthcare has a video report on Healthbox, the healthcare IT accelerator that we've been part of for the past few months. The second half of the segment features Purple Binder.

By |February 14th, 2014|Healthcare, Startups|0 Comments

Care Pathways and Community Health

This post originally appeared as a guest post on the Health Data Consortium blog. More healthcare systems and hospitals are entering into shared-risk contracts with insurance companies, making them responsible for a new universe of care. Because healthcare systems are taking on the risk of their patient’s health outcome, it’s no longer enough to treat [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Healthcare|0 Comments