CHCANYS Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) combines a data warehouse with extensive reporting capabilities and a wraparound program of technical assistance to support clinical quality improvement, health center planning, participation in delivery system and payment reform initiatives, advocacy and fund development for our members statewide. The data warehouse draws clinical, operational and financial data nightly from health center electronic health records and practice management systems and serves as a comprehensive repository for aggregated primary care data. CPCI is powered by Azara Healthcare's DRVS (Data Reporting & Visualization System), which is currently in use in over 19 states and 175 health centers throughout the US.
This project was identified as a priority by the CHCANYS Board, recognizing the potential of our data to demonstrate the value of the FQHC as a cost-effective model for delivery of primary care. Work began in the fall of 2011 with a pilot of 10 member organizations, and connections have continued at a consistent and steady pace. Currently, a total of 50 FQHCs are live on the CPCI with the goal of connecting all 63 NY State FQHCs to the CPCI within the next 3 years. Discussions are underway with the State and other payers to facilitate access to external data.
CHCANYS has been collaborating with Azara to develop a series of new reports in CPCI designed to help health centers with their data hygiene. The new Data Health report tools are now available to help identify potential data entry/data quality errors across a number of areas, including: birthday/age; birth weight; BMI; BMI percentile; A1c results; LDL results; PHQ screening results; blood pressure; and tobacco status. You can find them by searching “Data Health” in the lookup tool located in the Help tab on the CPCI home page, or by going to the Dashboard or Scorecard via the left navigation bar. Additional quality reporting tools will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months. For support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Open for 2018 Azara Annual User Conference Join the Azara team at the Aloft Boston Seaport for their second annual user conference. The two-day conference on May 1st and 2nd will have learning sessions for new users, tips and tricks for current users to optimize CPCI at their location, and training for new modules. A pre-conference workshop for Superusers and Administrators has been added on April 30th. To view the conference agenda and details on the breakout sessions, see more information on presenters, and register, click here.
CPCI for the C-Suite (CHCANYS17 Conference Session) This workshop addressed the value to providers individually and in networks of a shared data warehouse and analytics platform. The challenges and investment required to run an effective data program, including tips and real-life examples from the experiences of peers who have successfully promoted data quality and adoption, were a key topic. Presenters Dr. Warria Esmond (Settlement), Barbara Hood (William F. Ryan), LuAnn Kimker (Azara), and Lisa Perry (CHCANYS) explained how to break the work down into bite-sized approaches and the value in doing so. New and existing features of CPCI that support success under value-based payment were also highlighted. To view the presentation, click here.
Controlled Substance Management Module in CPCI CHCANYS and Azara are excited to announce the upcoming addition of a Controlled Substance Module to the CPCI in December 2017. The module will include new measures and registries that can be used for tracking and managing patients at risk for alcohol and substance misuse, known alcohol and opioid users, and under active treatment. For more information on this module, click here.
CPCI Receives Praise in Recent Reports from NYS Dept. of Health The NYS Dept. of Health (DOH) recently reported on successful experience using CPCI as a core Quality Improvement tool to promote breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings in a 5-year project with CHCANYS. Click here to view a presentation by the DOH at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent National Cancer Conference, and here to read a study by RTI International assessing FQHC user perceptions of the CPCI.
New PPS Reporting Functionality in Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) CHCANYS and Azara have worked together to provide new reporting functionality in CHCANYS' Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) to support DSRIP PPS reporting. There will be five new measures for which users can review summary results, as well as specific patients fitting a particular measure's denominator. These include Medicaid patients with chronic conditions and new or updated care plans, those who have completed behavioral health screenings, are in asthma programs, or are receiving palliative care. If you are interested in implementing these measures, have questions, or would like to share feedback regarding what tweaks and changes might be useful for your health center, please reach out to Amy Freiman.
CPCI a “Specialized Registry” for Meaningful Use Public Health Objective in Year 2017 We are excited to announce that the CPCI (Center for Primary Care Informatics) declares itself as a Specialized Registry ready to accept data, to meet the Meaningful Use Public Health Objective for Specialized Registries in 2017.
The CPCI has the ability to pull clinical EHR data from participating health centers on a regular basis, and processes this data in order to provide a graphical view of how organizations are performing on specific measures and registries and how they compare to other organizations.
EPs who participate in the CPCI and use a certified EHR technology to provide data to the registry can meet the Specialized Registry Reporting Measure, under the Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Objective.
If you would like a letter to support audit for Meaningful Use attestation year 2017 to confirm that that you are submitting data electronically to our specialized registry, please complete this survey. Please be sure to complete this information for each provider for whom you would need a letter.
If you are a new provider/new health center who is currently not connected but interested in joining CPCI and would like to register your intent for Meaningful Use, please complete this survey.
For any questions regarding this registry, please contact Health IT Project Manager, Amy Tammam Freiman.
eHIVQUAL REPORTING FUNCTIONALITY INCORPORATED INTO THE CPCI! We are pleased to announce that CPCI subscribers will not be required to manually submit data for the 2014 eHIVQUAL review! Through the advocacy of CHCANYS and our Clinical Committee, and with support from the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, we have developed an extract that will automatically transfer data from the CPCI to the eHIVQUAL system for incorporation into the statewide data report. This new functionality is expected to cover a large portion of the reporting requirements in upcoming years, as well. The AIDS Institute will also be able to produce quarterly reports allowing for more timely monitoring of performance to drive improvements in the quality of care, which also will contribute to NY Links data submissions. Health centers interested in adding this CPCI functionality can contact Jeff Brandes at Azara Healthcare at email@example.com, and can find additional information here. To view the AIDS Institute announcement, please click here.
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Click herefor a summary ofCPCI functionality and uses by CHCANYS.
The user interface (UI) for CPCI has been upgraded to improve both the underlying technology and overall ‘look and feel.’ For more information about the changes and benefits of this update, click here. A recorded overview and demo of the new UI can also be viewed here.