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Peer Learning and User Groups

Peer-to-Peer Learning Opportunities

The Michigan Quality Improvement Network (MQIN) and MPCA are dedicated to creating a stronger partnership among community health centers using the listed electronic health records — with the goal of sharing successes, best practices, and productive workflows, as well as troubleshooting common problems.


  • Troubleshooting IT issues.
  • Maximizing system effectiveness.
  • Receiving system-specific assistance from vendor partners.
  • Leveraging economies of scale in sharing templates, reports, and more.
  • Improving utilization to meet meaningful use, patient-centered medical home, and quality improvement standards.

Who Should Attend?

Any users or superusers of an electronic health record or electronic dental record should attend the monthly user group meetings. This could include clinicians, IT professionals, and administrators. To join, email your request to Debbie Kristy (EHR) or Lindsay Sailor (EDR).

NextGen: Meets the fourth Wednesday of the first month of each quarter from 2-3 p.m. ET.

eClinical Works: Meets the fourth Tuesday of the first month of each quarter from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.

athenaPractice: Meets the third Thursday of the first month of each quarter from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.

Dentrix: Meets the first Wednesday of the first month of each quarter from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Integrated Data System (IDS)/Azara DRVS

With a focus on meeting the unique reporting, data management, and integration needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Azara and MPCA aim to facilitate the exchange and flow of knowledge from one health center to another so that clinicians, IT professionals, and administrators can share their expertise and best practices through the use of data.  Now, more than ever, health centers, primary care associations, and health center controlled networks have a need to see and analyze data for population management, operational decision-making, and quality improvement based on facts rather than assumptions. Azara DRVS was designed to be easy to use for frontline staff and sophisticated enough to support data analytics, bringing value to the entire organization.

What’s an Integrated Data System (IDS)?

It’s an analytics tool that integrates data from many sources into one shared platform. It also promotes the sharing of visualizations and best practices across multiple organizations. MPCA uses Azara to achieve this task.

Azara DRVS: Meets the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.

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