Sharing Social Needs Referral Data

Through the Community Resource Exchange

The Community Resource Information Exchange (CoRIE) initiative aims to prioritize the collection, exchange, and use social needs data to reduce barriers and improve whole-person care in the District. Addressing social needs relies on screening patients to identify social risks, assisting them as appropriate, and tracking efforts that meet their needs.

CRISP DC and DHCF have partnered with District stakeholders to enhance these activities by developing a technical solution, through CoRIE initiative, that facilitates the ability to conduct, share, and display closed-loop electronic referrals via the DC HIE. This approach aligns with the district’s priority areas in collecting and making effective use of social needs as part of the District 5-year roadmap to address current and future digital health needs.

The CoRIE referral component enables health, human, and social service organizations to share and view social needs referral data:

  • Send and track electronic referrals made to community-based organizations using the CRISP DC Closed-Loop Referral Tool, available in the web-based CRISP DC Portal
  • Sign a FindHelp network agreement addendum to authorize sharing your organizations third-party referral data for display in the CRISP Referral History subtab
  • View patient referral data captured in both the CRISP DC Closed-Loop Referral Tool and third-party social needs platforms, such as FindHelp, through the CRISP DC Referral History Subtab, available in the web-based CRISP DC Portal and InContext App
  • Enable a closed-loop referral process that addresses District residents’ social needs
  • Provide the care team a whole-person view of a person’s clinical and social needs while reducing duplicative referrals
  • View referral data from other organizations regardless of the system used to initiate the referral
  • Receive referral status and contact information from community-based organizations (CBOs) to support additional follow-up and care coordination

Organizations may participate as an early adopter of the CRISP DC Closed-Loop Referral Tool if they are a CBO, a referring person, or by sharing your organization’s third-party referral data for display in the DC HIE.

If you’re interested in improving care coordination for your patients with social needs, please contact Aida Semere, CRISP DC Project Manager, at

If you would like to contact our dedicated support desk for assistance with a referral related IT issue, please email or call (833) 580-4646.


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