Project Description

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University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) is a health system including a tertiary-care hospital, a cutting-edge FQHC (Mile Square), and outpatient clinics.

UI Health has worked with Purple Binder to empower its staff to address the social determinants of health across all settings of care, from the emergency department to a primary care visit. The application is integrated into the organization’s intranet to allow secure, simple access from any device.

“Our patients often have seemingly overwhelming social needs that can complicate their medical care… We needed a source where our social workers could have confidence in the accuracy and currency of the information.”
— Stephen Brown, Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine, UI Health

In an intensive case management program targeting emergency department “frequent fliers,” a team used Purple Binder to achieve a 60% reduction in costs of care.


Read the case study: A One-Stop Shop to Address Social Determinants of Health


 Within the larger UI Health organization, Purple Binder has also worked on one of the first clinical trials investigating the effects of patient navigators and on a pediatric care coordination program for kids with complex health needs.