CTNJ Op-Ed: Connecting hospitals with community services is a good first step

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It’s great that Connecticut hospitals are using technology to help busy providers connect patients with community services. Without basics like healthy food and safe shelter, patients can’t heal and healthcare costs rise. But referrals are only the first step. The institutions in communities on the other end of the referrals that provide those critical services are straining. If this is going to work, the savings from the healthcare system must be re-invested in communities. But the incentives aren’t set up for that. Read more