On September 16, 2015, Community Information Exchange (CIE) San Diego hosted a Celebration Breakfast to recognize the July Go-Live of a newly refreshed client dashboard as well as the launch of Cohort 2 serving seniors aging in the community. CIE San Diego builds and operates trust networks-including software, people and processes that enable the exchange of information across organizations in near real-time—providing partners with a more comprehensive view of their client needs and services.
Held at United Way San Diego, this event highlighted the work of the 11 network participant agencies and the support of funders, board members, staff and the general community. Forty attendees from more than 25 community based organizations representing local government, health and social service agencies listened to remarks by Scott Bechtler-Levin, CIE San Diego Executive Director; Nancy Sasaki, CEO of Alliance Healthcare Foundation; and Bud Beck, Chair of the CIE San Diego Board of Directors.
As part of their presentations, the speakers noted the recent CIE milestones attained with nearly 4000 consented homeless and senior clients in the data system comprised of 140 data elements looked up by approximately 200 users. Preliminary evaluation results from the Cohort 1 homeless agencies were also shared which included reduced ambulance transports and fewer returns to street homelessness for those clients looked up in the CIE dashboard.
Guests were treated to catered breakfast and Network Participant agencies received engraved glass mementos in appreciation for their hard work and dedication during the implementation planning phase of the Cohort 2 project. Applauded for their common client services across homeless and senior populations including case management, housing stabilization, nutrition support, transportation assistance and healthcare delivery, these agencies were also recognized for their commitment to data sharing, willingness to take prudent risks and collaborate across health and social service sectors.
Agencies recognized included: Alpha Project, City of San Diego Fire/Rescue, Elderhelp of San Diego, Meals-On-Wheels of Greater San Diego, PATH Connections Housing, Rural/Metro of San Diego, St. Paul’s PACE, St. Vincent de Paul Village, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Serving Seniors and UCSD Medical Center.
For more information about Community Information Exchange San Diego, please go to www.ciesandiego.org.