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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.

"Effective use of technology and data can improve the quality of care and make our health care system more efficient.” 
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius



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

MPCA Leadership Committee Nominates New Members
September 2015  
| Two new members have been nominated to join the MQIN Leadership Committee - Melissa DeSilva, Advantage Health Centers, and Nick Feldman, Cassopolis Family Clinic. DeSilva and Feldman were nominated and received votes in support of moving their names forward to the MPCA Board of Directors for appointment. The MQIN Leadership Committee guides the work of the Network through strategic planning, prioritizing the work based on needs, leveraging the Network membership to influence resource allocation and serving as the voice of the Health Centers. Appointments by MPCA Board Chair, Denise Crawford, Family Health Center, Inc., will be made in October 2015.

MQIN Leadership Committee Commissions HIT Workgroup
August 2015  | During the August Leadership Committee meeting, Chair Jim Raschke, MidMichigan Community Health Services, established a workgroup to focus on HIT needs and strategies for Network members. The committee will review the current HIT status and needs of member Health Centers and determine a strategy for all MQIN members to optimize the services. If you are interested in learning more about this workgroup, as well as an interest in joining, please contact Lynda Meade.  



Goals for MQIN Participants

At the end of the project period, 100% of:

  • Participating Health Centers’ sites will have implemented a certified EHR system
  • Participating Health Centers will have achieved PCMH recognition, or increased their PCMH recognition level
  • Eligible providers will have registered and attested/applied for EHR Incentive Program payments
  • Participating Health Centers will meet or exceed Healthy People 2020 goals on at least one Uniform Data System (UDS) clinical quality measure


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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