Social services are the one of the final frontiers for healthcare data sharing. There is an overwhelming number of social service agencies and very little standardization of systems. These systems get more complicated when you look at local, State and Federal programs and cost-sharing mechanisms for enrollment and integration. This means that when someone is in crisis, they often must go through an intake process for each vertical (i.e. housing, food, mental health). A community data trust is an intermediary design to facilitate data sharing among social service agencies. In this session, we will hear from several participants in community data trusts, learn the use cases behind them and explore how emerging technologies can improve the delivery of social services.
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