DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each year, thousands travel to Austin to see what’s next in technology. This time, Dallas-based healthcare IT startup Pieces Tech is exhibiting at SXSW – but they’re bringing the community with them.
By partnering with local nonprofits that serve families and individuals in North Texas, the tech company will be using their exhibit as a platform to raise awareness of community resources that serve vulnerable populations. These are the same resources that benefit from their community-connected software, Pieces Iris™, which enables these organizations to connect and communicate in entirely new ways - between social service organizations, hospitals, and even to clinics.
“On average, we could spend $5 to $8 per item on conference give-aways for each visitor that comes to our booth at SXSW Interactive,” says Paul Ceverha of Pieces Tech, “but we thought we could use that money to raise awareness and money for the organizations that are on the front lines of providing for the social needs of the community.”
Pieces Iris™ is a SaaS platform that connects social service organizations with healthcare providers to address the economic and social determinants of health. Visitors to the Pieces Tech Booth at SXSW will have the opportunity to “pay it forward” to one of their social-service oriented clients who already use Iris.
- Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance: MDHA leads 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 is focused on identifying which solutions best match the needs of an individual in order to help end their homelessness quickly and permanently.
- Unlocking DOORS: Founded in 2010, Unlocking DOORS is an innovative and comprehensive community reentry network for ex-offenders that is committed to making sure that individuals coming out of prison have a second chance. Through its unique and highly successful “Reentry Brokerage™/Data and Predictive Trends” program model, Unlocking DOORS works to reduce recidivism by assisting offenders in identifying financial eligibility for assistance, understanding job interests and skill sets, and then creating custom plans for each individual to help meet their goals.
- The North Texas Food Bank: NTFB is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 Partner Agencies in a 13-county service area.
- MJ Pearson Senior Solutions: For over 20 years, Senior Solutions has been providing services for seniors in the community. Addressing issues like disaster preparedness, healthcare, legal, financial and social concerns, Senior Solutions ensures that our elderly community is prepared and can age gracefully.
- Sharing Life Community Outreach: Sharing Life provides dignified and benevolent services to families in need. Through their food pantry and clothes closet, holiday and back-to-school programs, utility assistance and educational & parenting programs, Sharing Life is enriching the lives and future of families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County.
“We want to reshape the way that healthcare providers and social service organizations connect, and this venue is a great opportunity to highlight our vision and the impact of our partners' work,” says Ceverha.
Visit Pieces Tech’s SXSW booth, #708, from March 12-15 to learn more about their care coordination initiative, and help support social-service providers.
About Pieces Tech
Pieces Technologies, Inc. is a health information technology company on a mission to advance health at every decision. Pieces Technologies provides end-to-end monitoring, prediction, documentation and discovery software for health systems and community-based organizations. For more information, visit www.piecestech.com or follow @piecestech.