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How NYC Health + Hospitals is teaming with a startup to tackle food and housing insecurities

As a practicing physician on the south side of Chicago, Stacy Lindau, M.D., knows all too well how often those who work in healthcare system—from doctors to nurses to social workers—are called upon to find community-based support for the patients they serve.  "Doing this work without technology is inefficient and frustrating, and it rarely results in high-quality results for the person in need," Lindau told FierceHealthcare.

So eight years ago, with the help of a $5.9 million award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Lindau's research lab in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago developed a technology tool to link patients to community services.

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