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Supporting Health Centers through Health IT Optimization

February 8, 2017

Health information technology (IT) is a critical tool for health centers around the country, providing data to inform quality improvement; engage patients in new ways; and providing information to manage care for specific populations.

In collaboration with the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), the JSI-led Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center works with other HRSA-funded partners to support health centers in full optimization of their electronic health record (EHR)/health IT systems.

Over the last year, the HITEQ Center has posted over 295 resources to its website - www.hiteqcenter.org. This searchable online knowledgebase includes business cases, sample forms, data validation tools, best practices, tips, and lessons on priority topics, including:

  • Health IT-Enabled QI
  • EHR Selection & Implementation
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Health IT/QI Workforce Development
  • Value-Based Payment
  • Privacy and Security
  • Electronic Patient Engagement
  • Population Health Management & Social Determinants of Health
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Achieving Meaningful Use
Beyond identifying, creating, and disseminating resources on health IT, the Center partners with over half of the Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) in the United States to provide in-person and virtual training and technical assistance. HITEQ hosts a monthly webinar, provides custom data exploration sessions via Tableau for PCA/HCCNs, and works with PCAs/HCCNs to provide individual TA to health centers.

Healthier newborns, higher immunization rates, and improved outcomes for adults with chronic conditions--these are just some of the ways health centers contribute to their communities. The HITEQ Center and partners are proud to support health centers in their ongoing efforts to provide the highest quality of health care to their patients.

Past news articles on the HITEQ Center:

JSI Conducts National Evaluation of EHRs in FQHCs
JSI Supports Health Centers in Health IT & Quality Improvement