Chicago, Illinois 60637


The CommunityRx system generates patient-centered e-prescriptions for community services (HealtheRx) via an interface between the electronic health records (EHR) and a comprehensive community resource database. Based on a patient's diagnoses, a HealtheRx will be printed automatically at the end of the ambulatory care visit and will provide patients with a customized map and/or list of places in their community that provide health and social services as well as contact information for a local community health worker who can provide limited case management support. The CommunityRx program aims to promote: 1) better healthcare, 2) better health, and 3) lower cost. The purpose of this research is to systematically evaluate the impact of CommunityRx on health outcomes as well as health care service utilization and total cost of care for Medicaid, Medicare and other beneficiaries. The investigators hypothesize that beneficiaries who participate in the CommunityRx intervention will experience better healthcare, better health and lower total cost of care.


Inclusion Criteria: - Intervention group eligibility: Patients receiving ambulatory care at a clinical site connected to CommunityRx who live in the CommunityRx geography. Control group eligibility: Patients receiving care at a clinical site connected to CommunityRx who live outside the CommunityRx geography. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients receiving care at a clinical site not connected to CommunityRx.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP
University of Chicago

Jennifer Makelarski, PhD, MPH
Phone: 773.834.9877

Backup Contact:

Veronica Escamilla, PhD
Phone: 773.834.8534

Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States

Jennifer Makelarski, PhD, MPH
Phone: 773-834-9877

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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