Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Data Driven Alliance to End Homelessness - Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Partners with PCCI on Homeless Response Technology

Dallas, Texas — January 7, 2016 — PCCI has partnered with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) on a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) that will serve over 40 homeless organizations in Dallas and Collin County.

Earlier this year, the Dallas-Collin Continuum of Care (CoC) determined that one of their most important goals would be the development of a single comprehensive HMIS that all homeless providers would use to store their data. In late November, the CoC’s lead agency, MDHA, voted to partner with PCCI on this endeavor.

“This is a critical next step to developing an efficient and effective homeless response system of care that is well coordinated, accountable and performance-based. When Iris, as our HMIS system, is fully implemented, the community will have a far clearer picture of the nature and extent of homelessness and have the data necessary to optimize our housing and services to make the experience of homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.” Says Cindy Crain, President and CEO of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance.

PCCI’s Pieces™ Iris software will be the HMIS software for Dallas and Collin Counties. This is the first time any HMIS system will be implemented as the system of record for the CoC, which directs all HUD dollars for homeless services locally. “PCCI is thrilled to support MDHA as they continue to build an effective and impactful homeless response system,” says Dr. Anand Shah, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at PCCI.

The Pieces Iris™ software is a configurable, full service case-management and client-tracking tool designed specifically for non-profit and social service agencies. Implementations of the software will take place throughout 2016 at the various homeless service organizations.

About PCCI

PCCI is a high tech research and development company and innovation think tank focused on healthcare. The Pieces™ software interprets EMR data in real-time, transforming them into useful intervention warning tools that assist physicians and hospitals on complex clinical decisions in every fields of medicine. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, PCCI’s vision is to deploy predictive and surveillance solutions around the world that make healthcare safer, simpler, and less stressful. For more information, visit www.pccipieces.org

About MDHA

The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) is a non-profit organization leading the development of an effective homeless response system that will make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. MDHA engages nonprofit and public service organizations, policy makers, funders, people experiencing homelessness and the public in making continuous progress toward this goal. MDHA brings together more than 85 shelter, housing and supportive services programs in retooling homeless services into a crisis response system. Guided by principles of collective impact, homeless services must be transformed into a nimble system of care, that is easily navigable by consumers, responsive to service needs, and accountable to funders, both public and private. As the system’s backbone organization for Dallas and Collin Counties’ homeless response system, MDHA is client focused, agency informed and funder driven, in providing the leadership and infrastructure guiding this transformation.

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