Community Health Center Network has been working diligently with our eight affiliated health centers to implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The primary purpose of this undertaking is to continue to develop technology tools that our health centers can use to improve operational efficiency, business practices, quality of care, and population health outcomes. The implementation of an EHR will greatly increase our capacity to address the particular health needs of our communities, with a particular focus on reducing ethnic and racial disparities in health services and in health status. Once the EHR is in place the functionalities of disease registry, prompts and reminders, clinical decision support, report generation, patient portal, and e-prescribing all will help us accomplish our goals of improved point of care services and enhanced population health.
On the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) level, CHCN has partnered with Health Share Bay Area (HSBA). The HSBA will act as an interface between our EHR and the EHR systems being used by hospitals, specialists, and labs in the Bay Area so that patient information can be exchanged in a secure manner between healthcare providers. We are still in the early stages of HSBA and are excited by the functionalities it offers.
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