The Unseen Provider: Healthcare in Our Jails is a short documentary that explores the great potential health information exchange (HIE) presents to correctional institutions wanting to achieve continuity of care with community providers. It features Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Dr. Jeffery Brenner, Director and Founder of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
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Roadblocks to Recovery: State policy causing potential problem for substance abuse treatment
Pennsylvania, like many states, makes it harder for the most vulnerable offenders to access much-needed treatment by cutting off federal benefits, including to individuals who have not been found guilty of a crime. Steve Rosenberg, president of COCHS, explains that such policies are counter productive since without immediate treatment,"a drug offender is going to relapse after leaving prison [in] less than three days after release." Read more...