ACT.md’s CareHub™ Platform Selected for Whole Person Care and other Community Programs in Santa Cruz County, California

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Social determinants of health take center stage in Santa Cruz County, where health and social care providers will use ACT.md's cloud-based platform to integrate services and exchange data

ACT.md, a nationally-recognized provider of integrated health and social care solutions, today announced a partnership with the Santa Cruz Health Information Organization (SCHIO). SCHIO is one of the oldest and most advanced multi-stakeholder health information exchanges in the country, connecting more than 100 organizations across Santa Cruz County, including physician groups, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, county clinics, providers of mental health and substance use disorder services, and community service providers.

SCHIO is offering the care management and community coordination capabilities of ACT.md’s CareHub™ platform to its broad base of stakeholder organizations and programs, to ensure seamless communication of patient information and coordination of tasks across the care continuum of multi-disciplinary partners. Participating partners in the CareHub™ include:

  • County of Santa Cruz Whole Person Care – Cruz to Health (WPC-C2H) Program
  • Santa Cruz Community Health Center’s Complex Care Management Program
  • Salud Para La Gente’s Moving Health Care Upstream (MHCU) Program and Intensive Case Management Program

“Here in Santa Cruz County, we have developed an innovative approach to improving care coordination and health outcomes for our most vulnerable community members,” said Bill Beighe, Chief Information Officer, Santa Cruz Health Information Organization. “We are excited to partner with ACT.md to connect our community stakeholders, share data across sectors, and break down silos for improved care and health outcomes for all members of our community.”

Within ACT.md, healthcare and social services providers across the Santa Cruz community will leverage the cloud-based CareHub™ platform to identify individuals’ health and social needs, create patient-centered, goal-oriented care plans, refer individuals to organizations across the continuum, and coordinate appropriate follow-up services and supports to close the loop for true whole person care.

“What is particularly impressive about the Santa Cruz model is how they are weaving together community stakeholders and braiding diverse funding mechanisms to build a system of care that changes the status quo,” said Ted Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder, ACT.md. “We believe this effort will improve clinical and financial outcomes for the county, and help establish the Santa Cruz approach as a new standard for community care coordination across the country.”

About ACT.md®
ACT.md’s cloud-based CareHub™ platform connects patients, families, care teams, and community partners on the journey to health and well-being. With ACT.md, everyone can act together to make healthier lives happen, wherever they are. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., ACT.md is privately held and venture-funded by the disruptive innovation investment firm, Rose Park Advisors. For more information, visit https://www.act.md.

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