Technology Platform that Supports an Integrated Care Model for Vulnerable Children and Families

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Project Period: 
2019
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2020
Funding Amount:
$160,640
Program Area:
Primary Care
Geographic Area: 
Monmouth County

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve optimal health and well-being by providing compassionate, coordinated, and innovative care in their homes and communities. As a safety-net provider, VNA provides home health care, hospice services, and community-based programs and services for those in need from birth to end of life.  Approximately 2,000 employees serve 126,000 patients and clients annually through 1,000,000 in-home and community-based units of service. 

This project builds on a planning grant, in which VNA examined the administrative, technical, and legal feasibility of building an integrated technology platform for its Child and Family Institute. This Institute comprises 16 separate programs, including four Community Health Centers that serve more than 10,000 patients. Each of these programs uses a different data system, which makes the coordination of care and services difficult. VNA determined that building this integrated data platform was feasible.

This current project is designed to take the next step in creating this technology platform by obtaining approval to appropriately share data across the Child and Family Institute programs that will be incorporated in the platform. VNA is seeking this approval from the New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, which fund and oversee these programs. VNA is also completing the Request for Proposals process to identify the best vendor to build the platform.

Learn more about Visiting Nurse Association Health Group.

 

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