CommunityCares helps health care providers and community-based organizations better serve the social service needs of Arizonans
PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Contexture, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), announced today that Unite Us will provide the technology powering CommunityCares, the statewide referral system designed to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. Unite Us is an enterprise technology company providing digital infrastructure to power connected health and social care ecosystems.
“By connecting health care providers and community services on one platform, CommunityCares streamlines the referral process, promotes easier access to vital services and provides confirmation when social services are provided,” said Contexture CEO Melissa Kotris.
The new CommunityCares SDOH program is made possible with funding support from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). AHCCCS, Contexture and Unite Us are also partnering with Solari Crisis & Human Services to ensure that the 211 Arizona resources that Solari administers are included in the CommunityCares system.
“We are excited about the new partnership with Unite Us as it further expands our network and creates greater capacity and access to care for Arizonans,” Kotris said. “The powerful capabilities and comprehensive features that the Unite Us platform offers make it an ideal partner to help CommunityCares facilitate social care coordination for our communities.”
“Our vision is to build a world of connected communities working together to improve people’s health and well-being,” said Taylor Justice, co-founder and president of Unite Us. “Our platform enables healthcare providers and community organizations to send and receive electronic referrals to better meet people’s social care needs and ultimately help improve health in communities.”
By combining the trusted expertise of Arizona’s HIE, AHCCCS, and Solari Crisis & Human Services and leveraging industry-leading technology solutions provider SDOH Unite Us, the CommunityCares system promises to change the rules by helping the community better serve social care needs. services to all Arizonans.
Health and community organizations interested in joining the CommunityCares SDOH program should visit CommunityCaresAZ.org.
About the context
Contexture is a regional non-profit organization that provides strategic, technical and administrative support to communities committed to advancing health through information sharing. Contexture is the largest health information organization in the Western region. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of the individual and the community by providing useful information and analysis. Learn more at contexture.org. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn @ContextureHIT.
About Unite Us
Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social care providers. With Unite Us, providers from various sectors can send and receive secure e-referrals, track each person’s complete health journey and report tangible results across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships with local organizations to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully and continue to grow and thrive. This HITRUST-certified social care infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale. Learn more at UniteUs.com. Follow Unite Us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
CONTACT: Bill Staples, MBA Contexture 844-279-7120 [email protected]