Maine Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)

HealthInfoNet has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation DASH Program — Data Across Sectors for Health — as one of ten grantees to implement projects that improve health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations. DASH is a national program of  RWJF, the nation’s largest philanthropy focused exclusively on health and health care.

As part of this grant, HealthInfoNet will be collaborating with Community Care Partnership of Maine, an Accountable Care Organization composed of three Critical Access Hospitals, seven Federally Qualified Health Centers, working collaboratively with two Community Action Programs (CAP) in Southern and Northern Maine to guarantee that Maine residents have access to and are receiving the most appropriate community level supports – health and social – that will improve community, social and physical wellness.

Project Description
The Maine Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) project will advance the participation in and use of the statewide HIE by health and social services agencies and leverage both medical and social determinant data to produce predictive analytic tools. The first and primary goal of the Maine DASH project over the 12 months of RWJF funding will be to improve outcomes (health and social) for patients suffering from chronic diseases while simultaneously reducing hospital/ED admissions and readmissions. Funds will be used to implement a pilot with the CAPs tied to established Accountable Care Goals and Governance. 

Partner Organizations
Maine Hospitals
Mayo Regional Hospital (Dover-Foxcroft)
Millinocket Regional Hospital (Millinocket)
St. Joseph Healthcare (Bangor)

Maine FQHCs
DFD Russell Medical Center (Leeds)
Katahdin Valley Health Center (Patten)
Nasson Health Care (Springvale)
Penobscot Community Health Care (Bangor)
Pines Health Services (Caribou)
Portland Community Health Center (Portland)
Sebasticook Family Doctors (Newport)

Community Based Organization
Penquis Community Action Agency
York Community Action Corporation

DASH Map

Links:

Read the Press Release
Data Across Sectors for Health
Project Spotlight

For more information contact Katie Sendze at 207-541-9250 or ksendze@hinfonet.org