Project Description Narrative:
Limited system-level knowledge of communities can impede the effective mobilization and allocation of collaborative resources. However, the integration of data sets from electronic records can hold great promise for improving clinical quality and population health while reducing overall system costs. Recognizing this promise, partners in Brown County sought to utilize local community data to understand gaps in service usage, identify areas with multiple social issues, and support more sophisticated and widespread deployment of development screens.
Through Developing a Community Information System, project partners aim to integrate electronic records from diverse organizations ? such as data from three local hospital systems, schools, child protective services, parental support and home visitation programs, and more ? to develop a system that will break down silos and provide a platform upon which dedicated partners can track key indicators, collectively take action to positively impact outcomes, and observe results.
Community partners: Achieve Brown County, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Bellin Health, Brown County Human Services, Brown County United Way, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W., Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Green Bay Area Public School District, Hospital Sisters Health System, Howe Community Resource Center, Live 54218, Prevea Health, Nicolet National Bank, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Additional MCW academic partners: Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD, Insitute for Health and Equity; Shi Zhao, Insitute for Health and Equity