La Maestra Community Health Centers Receives Grant to Expand Services in San Diego County with the Help of i2i Systems

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i2i Systems Population Health Management software helped LaMaestra Community Health Centers’ attain more than $300,000 in supplemental funding to expand healthcare services in San Diego County, California, the company announced today.

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We needed to make a clear case as to why the money was needed. Working with i2i Systems’ Professional Services team, we were able to quickly implement reports that showed exactly where we needed the help,” said Corinne Knutson, Director of Development

i2i Systems Population Health Management software helped La Maestra Community Health Centers’ attain more than $300,000 in supplemental funding to expand healthcare services in San Diego County, California, the company announced today.

The Population Health Management and Analytics software was credited with helping La Maestra easily pull the data it needed for the grant application and vastly simplifying the grant process.

“We needed to make a clear case as to why the money was needed. Working with i2i Systems’ Professional Services team, we were able to quickly implement reports that showed exactly where we needed the help,” said Corinne Knutson, director of development at La Maestra. “Being able to easily access this data improved the narrative portion of the application and made the entire grant application process quick and simple.”

Knutson continues, “Previously, we would spend a lot of time asking individual program directors for the data we needed for our grants or running reports in our electronic health record, but this processes is time consuming and cumbersome compared to i2i Systems.

La Maestra was awarded $309,154, $9,000 more than originally requested. While it is unclear if the increased award was due to additional appropriations or strictly merit based, the organization is looking forward to utilizing these fund to serve its patients.

“This grant will allow our patients, who are some of the most underserved in San Diego County and include low-income, uninsured, immigrant and refugee populations increased access to needed health care services,” said Zara Marselian, chief executive officer of La Maestra. “This funding has allowed us to hire three new providers to help us expand our services.”

In particular, La Maestra was able to hire a part-time certified nurse-midwife and a part-time family practice physician to expand access. In addition, the organization hired a full-time dentist to help ease a backlog of patients waiting on dental services, as well as take on new, underserved patients.

“We are so proud to work with organizations like La Maestra that share our mission of creating healthier populations. We have created this robust solution for Population Health Management that we know helps healthcare organizations provide proactive care. La Maestra is a great example of putting that mission into practice,” said Janice Nicholson, co-founder and chief executive officer of i2i Systems.

About La Maestra
In 2014, La Maestra Community Health Centers celebrated twenty-four years of providing culturally and linguistically-competent prevention, treatment, chronic disease management and essential support services to 43,129 men, women and children in San Diego’s most culturally diverse and lowest income communities, through its five primary care medical clinics, eight dental clinics, four school-based sites and a mobile medical unit.

Its main health center is located in City Heights, a community that is home to more than 90,000 residents, many of whom are recently settled refugees and immigrants from more than 60 countries, with unique health and well-being needs. Additional health center locations include the underserved communities of El Cajon, National City and Lemon Grove, where the majority of patients are also refugees and immigrants who need affordable, quality health and social services.

About i2i Systems

i2i Systems is a leader, pioneer and 14-year success story in providing Population Health Management and Analytics solutions. Over the past 14 years, our mission statement, “Creating Healthier Populations,” has consistently guided our product and service development and we have never wavered from that commitment.

Each of us at i2i Systems is dedicated to helping healthcare organizations make the best use of data through smart technology that supports easier and greater access to data and improves the efficiency of the care team. The result is higher quality care for patients and increased revenue for organizations.

Serving more than 1,000 health care facilities across 35 states, i2i Systems’ clients include community health centers, health center-controlled networks, physician group practices, hospitals, medical colleges and public health departments. Join us on the path toward creating a more seamless and integrated health care system and let’s work together to create a healthier future. For more information, visit http://www.i2isys.com.

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