This brief from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership describes how the electronic health record (EHR) represents a largely untapped resource to take action on health inequities experienced by patients. The brief focuses on structured data collection and sharing for medical legal partnership programs, but can also be applied to other complex care needs....

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This paper from the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) at University of California, San Francisco and Manatt Health addresses legal concerns related to sharing data between healthcare systems, community-based organizations, and others. It sheds light on the circumstances in which healthcare organizations can exchange personal information outside the healthcare sector in compliance with...

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A data tool from CSH that measures whether a racial and/or ethnic group’s representation in a particular public system is proportionate to, over or below their representation in the overall population (proportionality) and also allows for the examination of systematic differences between groups and geographies (disparities). Distinguishing the Racial Disparities and Disproportionality Index (RDDI) from...

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By Heidi Bossley, Faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Keziah Imbeah, Research Assistant at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement As the field of complex care continues to grow, a measurement strategy that allows for relevant and accurate assessment and evaluation of complex care programs is necessary. A new report published in May 2020,...

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