Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated Services and Decision Support

Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated Services and Decision Support

Researchers from IUPUI and the Eskenazi Health System will use retrospective studies and a prospective randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of several strategies for integrating the delivery of medical, public health, and social services for low-income populations receiving care through Indianapolis’ network of federally qualified health centers. The integration strategies to be studied include the use of population health nurses who conduct home and community visits, the use of interdisciplinary case conferences involving medical and public health professionals, and a novel electronic decision support tool that combines clinical, social, and public health data to better characterize the social and physical environments in which patients live. This research will provide important insights into the value of integrated approaches to health delivery and how public health organizations can contribute to efforts of the health care and social and community services systems.

Project Details

Year: 
2016
Status: 
Active
Primary Investigator: 
Paul Halverson