What You Should Know:
– Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced the selection of NowPow as the vendor of choice for Arizona’s closed-loop referral system (CLRS) to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona.
– By connecting healthcare and community service providers on a single statewide technology platform, this new service promises to streamline the referral process, foster easier access to vital services, and provide confirmation when social services are delivered.
– The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, launched its Whole Person Care Initiative (WPCI) to focus on the social factors that have an impact on individual health and well-being, such as housing, employment, criminal justice, non-emergency transportation, and home and community-based services interventions. As part of the WPCI strategy, AHCCCS partnered with Health Current to implement a technology solution that can support providers, health plans, community-based organizations (CBOs), and community stakeholders in meeting the social service needs of Arizonans.
– By combining the forces of Health Current, AHCCCS, and 2-1-1 Arizona, and leveraging the combined power of technology and trust, the NowPow platform promises to be a game-changer in helping the community better serve the social service needs of all Arizonans.