As PRx programs have proliferated around the country in recent years and sought to sustain
themselves and even scale, IT solutions have gained momentum.
The report: “Scan of Technology Solutions in the Produce Prescription Field: A Snapshot of Available Software-based Solutions and Emerging Equity Considerations” features a list of commonly used technology tools leveraged by program operators, categorizes how they fit into these complex initiatives, and provides frameworks and recommendations to the field.
As the PRx model is new and best practices are still being established, supporting
technology is nascent. However, the report analysis showed several promising platforms dedicated specifically to managing PRx programs are beginning to emerge. In parallel, some solution providers are also building different business models to scale different types of nutrition based incentive programs.
The report also highlights a critical need for these technologies to serve as a tool to
promote inclusion and justice, rather than being a barrier. The developing Fidelity, Equity,
and Dignity (FED) framework was used to explore emerging equity considerations for PRx
information technology (IT).
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