NEW YORK (JULY 20, 2021)—Healthify, a company that works with health care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the health care ecosystem, and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit home and community-based health care organizations, announced a partnership to improve the health and well-being of patients throughout the New York Metropolitan Area by addressing vital social needs.
Healthify’s SDoH platform helps health care organizations and health insurers identify social needs among the people they serve and connect them with local support programs and services. Through the collaboration with Healthify, VNSNY clinicians can screen for social needs, find resources, refer to community-based organizations and close the loop on referrals.
“On any given day, VNSNY has approximately 40,000 patients and health plan members in our care, many of whom could benefit from additional services provided by local, community-based organizations,” said Dan Savitt, president and CEO of VNSNY. “This partnership with Healthify allows us to provide our patients and members with the opportunity to connect with top-quality services in their communities that provide food, financial and legal support, housing, transportation and more.”
Community-based organizations throughout the New York City Metropolitan area are now able to receive referrals for their services electronically from VNSNY via the Healthify platform. The organizations can take action on the referral and communicate with VNSNY about the services provided. This enables VNSNY to confirm that their patients have received specific services and monitor to see if additional follow up is needed.
“We are committed to helping vulnerable populations get the local social services they need to live their best lives,” said Manik Bhat, co-founder and CEO of Healthify. “It’s great to partner with like-minded organizations such as VNSNY that are dedicated to helping their members overcome social challenges that have the potential to hinder positive health outcomes.”
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