Information exchange aids underserved care in Chicago area



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Use of the network at Esperanza Health Centers has resulted in a 130 percent increase in timely patient follow-up visits, a 25 percent decrease in 30-day hospital readmissions and a decrease in the overall cost of care for the centers, according to CEO Dan Fulwiler.

“More than half the residents in our service area experience significant economic, educational and health disparities,” Fulwiler says. “Our partnership with Medical Health Network has been invaluable in improving health care delivery for our patients.”

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