PCCI is a mission-driven organization with industry-leading expertise in the practical applications of advanced data science and social determinants of health. We strive to leapfrog the status quo by harnessing the transformative potential of data. Our unique capabilities allow us to provide innovative, actionable solutions that more effectively identify needs, prioritize services, empower providers and engage patients.
PCCI started as a department within Parkland Health and Hospital System and was spun out as an independent, not-for-profit organization in 2012 to not only serve the needs of Parkland, but to also pursue additional transformative initiatives that could have a broader impact. PCCI remains tightly connected to Parkland, the Parkland Foundation and the Parkland Community Health Plan. Our collaborative work focuses on the needs of vulnerable populations across North Texas and beyond.
PCCI Solves Community Health Problems
PCCI’s teams of acclaimed clinicians and expert data scientists strive to accomplish our mission of advancing the health of underserved and vulnerable communities through multiple approaches that produce a significant impact.
Medicaid serves low-income individuals. By the numbers, in Texas, children constitute 69% and pregnant women 8% of the Medicaid caseload. Fifty-three percent (53%) of Texas births are covered by Medicaid and 44% of Texas children are on Medicaid or CHIP. PCCI is thus laser-focused on health outcomes for women, mothers, and children through our two key programs: pediatric asthma and preterm birth prevention.
PCCI’s Connected Communities of Care (CCC) address critical gaps between clinical care and community services in the current healthcare system. CCC includes technology, community alliances, and governance for data sharing,care coordination, and community alignment. We believe that CCC are the way to make social determinants of health actionable to ultimately achieve whole-person health.
Through collaboration with safety-net providers like Parkland, we enable care-delivery teams to intervene earlier, respond differently, or prioritize engagement strategies. While impactful in all care delivery settings, our tools are specifically tailored to safety-net providers as they disproportionally offer services to underserved populations.
Challenging times often accelerate innovation and collaboration. This has certainly been the case with COVID-19. We’ve strengthened and expanded our partnerships with Parkland and the North Texas community by building new foundational capabilities that will have an impact for years to come. We’ve worked closer than ever with Parkland IT and population health leadership, DFW Hospital Council: Dallas County, the City of Dallas, DFWHC, and many other health systems, schools, and community-based organizations.
Leveraging our data analytics and healthcare expertise, we put our mission into action, in collaboration with public health leaders, to implement the following programs to inform, guide, and create opportunities to mitigate the pandemic:
Next Generation Digital Data Environment to Enable Coordinated, Personalized Care
Our success requires a top-of-the line digital data environment where we can securely assemble data from disparate sources and normalize and standardize data streams to feed into our state-of-the-art data analytics. Isthmus™ was conceptualized from our own need to have a healthcare-specific, interoperable, analytical platform to build and more rapidly deploy (e.g., weeks vs months) scalable and repeatable solutions and to collaborate more efficiently with any provider.
Isthmus has been secured and architected in compliance with the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) ― considered the gold standard for its prescriptive imperatives around handling HIPAA and entailing a comprehensive and rigorous certification process