Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Social Services, and Community Partners Employ eTransX’ Solution to Unify Their Programs, Coordinate Care, and Track Success.
The Project OPEN cross-sector coalition has been working to boost OUD/SUD prevention and recovery improvements in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties of Illinois – bringing together many different community partners to help people through substance use disorder recovery to live healthier, more successful lives. The coalition has been awarded multiple grants, including a $1 million Rural Community Opioid Response Program grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
As the consortium grew, it became clear there was a need for a shared technology platform which does more than the commonly available referral management systems. A technology champion group led by Dr. Prati Nag, CMO at KSB Hospital, Aaqil Khan, Manager at KSB Hospital, and Kyle Auman, Public Health Admin of Ogle County, IL began researching available options and even explored the idea of having a technology company build a system for them. After exploring all options, they decided to use the eTransX Wellbeing Care Community (WCC) system.
Through the HRSA Rural Community Opioid Response Program grants the coalition team worked with eTransX to configure the system to meet the unique needs of the three-county region with a “whole person”, “whole community” approach for scaling the ability of the coalition to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with substance use disorder.