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2016 to 2019 HCCN Grant Period

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support health centers in achieving meaningful use of ONC-certified electronic health records (EHRs), adopting technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and engaging in health information exchange (HIE) to strengthen the quality of care and improve patient health outcomes.

2012 to 2016 HCCN Grant Period

MPCA received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish and support a Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) that will improve the quality of care at Health Centers through the implementation and adoption of health information technology (HIT). The HCCN grant will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and technology-enabled quality-improvement strategies in Health Centers.

 

Core Objectives for Current Grant Period

  • Health IT Implementation and Meaningful Use
    • Goal A1: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers with an ONC-Certified EHR system in use
    • Goal A2: Increase the percentage of Meaningful Use eligible providers at participating Health Centers receiving incentive payments from CMS for meeting Meaningful Use requirements
  • Data Quality and Reporting
    • Goal B1: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers that electronically extract data from an EHR to report all UDS Clinical Quality Measure data on all of their patients
    • Goal B2: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers generating quality improvement reports at the Health Center site and clinical team levels
    • Goal B3: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers that integrate data from different service types and/or providers (e.g., behavioral health, oral health.
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Population Health Management
    • Goal C1: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers that improve care coordination through health information exchange with unaffiliated providers or entities.
    • Goal C2: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers using health information exchange to support population health management.
  • Quality Improvement
    • Goal D1: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers that meet or exceed Healthy People 2020 goals on at least five selected UDS Clinical Quality Measures.
    • Goal D2: Increase the percentage of participating Health Centers that improved the value, efficiency, and/or effectiveness of Health Center services.
    • Goal D3: Increase the percentage of participating Health Center sites that have current PCMH recognition

MQIN News

MQIN Membership - Renew or Join Today! 

Members of MQIN receive support from peers, MPCA staff and consultants to improve performance, optimize resources and leverage influence to create a supportive environment for Health Centers. The deadline to become a renewed or new MQIN member (along with a signed Memorandum of Agreement) is February 5, 2016. 

2016 MQIN New Member Memorandum of Agreement


2016 MQIN Renewing Member Memorandum of Agreement 


MQIN Members Making Great Strides in Achieving Member Goals

September 2015 | Partnering with staff, consultants and other Network members have shown improvement in the primary focus areas associated with MQIN membership.The following graphs depict the improvement.


Electronic Health Record Adoption


 

 
Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for Members

 

 
Quality Improvement Measures Met

 

 

Vision

To promote enhanced sharing of information and expertise as well as to address key operational and clinical needs through greater program integration.

Participating Michigan Health Centers

MQIN Resources

EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand
2013  |  PDF  |  Source: Prepared by Westat for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Recommendations for negotiating EHR contract terms, and ways in which EHR systems are provided.

EHR Vendor Evaluation Tool
Excel  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
A matrix for scoring each vendor on a scale from 1 to 5 on each of your prioritized items.


EHR Meaningful Use Comparison Tool
Excel  |  Source: Michigan Primary Care Association
A matrix for scoring each vendor on a scale from 1 to 5 on each item.


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Website  |  Source: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).

 

 

This project is 100% supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the $549,528.00 grant number H2QCS25661 titled “Health Center Controlled Networks”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

 
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