Health Center Controlled Network
The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers was awarded the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) Grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HCCNs, as described as HRSA are, “networks of health centers working together to improve access to care, enhance quality of care, and achieve cost efficiencies through the provision of management, financial, administrative, technological and clinical support services.”
You can find more information about HCCN's on HRSA's webpage.
The grant specific to Ohio includes 15 health centers throughout the state of Ohio. The general goals of the grant are:
Support Health Centers in achieving Meaningful Use
Adopting Technology – Enabled Quality Improvement Strategies
Engaging in a Health Information Exchange
Strengthen quality of care and patient outcomes
Project Goals & Timeline
Below is a timeline and summary of project goals for the HCCN Program. The project began in August 2016 and will continue into 2019.
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Ohio Data Integration Platform (ODIP)
The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers contracted with Azara DRVS (Data Reporting and Analytics Solution) to develop the Ohio Data Integration Platform in May of 2018. ODIP utilizes Azara DRVS to collect and aggregate data on patient populations to drive, evaluate and improve measures and interventions in Health Centers. OACHC is prioritizing the implementation process with HCCN members, but all members are now able to get connected. OACHC is looking forward to getting this project off the ground and cannot wait to see all the opportunities this will afford us as a state and as a network of community health centers.
You can find more information on our Ohio Data Integration Platform webpage or at Azara’s webpage
View Project Board
Ashley Ballard RN, BSN, PCMH CCE
Director of Clinical Quality
Tiffany White BS, MPH
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Avani Desai MSPH
HCCN Program Manager
Jessica Schaner RHIA
Health IT Specialist