In marking this important milestone, we are continuing to support the mission of health centers to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to people in need just as we have done for the past 15 years.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
i2i Systems announced today that it has joined the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in celebrating 50 successful years of the Community Health Center program.
Fifty years ago, a daring experiment in President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty led to the opening of the nation’s first Community Health Centers in Boston and the Mississippi Delta. Today, that pilot project has evolved into the largest and most successful primary healthcare system in the U.S. Health centers now serve more than 23 million Americans and save the nation’s healthcare system about $24 billion annually in reduced overall costs from hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
“i2i Systems is proud to sponsor the 50th Anniversary celebration of health centers and their historic legacy of saving lives,” said Janice Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of i2i Systems. “In marking this important milestone, we are continuing to support the mission of health centers to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare to people in need just as we have done for the past 15 years.”
With their inception, Community Health Centers not only formed the basis for quality primary care in America; they also began one of the most successful—and enduring—public-private partnerships in U.S. history. To this day, health centers remain small, not-for-profit businesses operated by patient-majority governing boards that meet local healthcare needs. Every dollar invested in health centers means a return on the investment, with more lives saved, reduced healthcare costs and more jobs.
To learn more about the Community Health Center success story, visit http://www.nachc.org and follow #CHC50 on Twitter.
About Community Health Centers
To address the widespread lack of access to basic health care, community health centers serve over 23 million people at more than 9,000 sites located throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories. Health centers depend in large part on public financial help and need a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) organized in 1971.
About i2i Systems
i2i Systems is a leader, pioneer and 15-year success story in providing Population Health Management and Analytics solutions. Over the past 15 years, the company’s mission statement, “Creating Healthier Populations,” has consistently guided its product and service development and it has never wavered from that commitment.
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.
i2i Systems’ solutions are used in more than 1,000 health care facilities across 35 states. Its clients include community health centers, health center-controlled networks, physician group practices, hospitals, medical colleges and public health departments. For more information, visit http://www.i2isys.com.