The Quality Improvement (QI) Program serves New York State’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as a resource hub of quality improvement training and technical assistance. The QI Program will cultivate and support FQHC adoption of innovative clinical, dental, and behavioral health best practices. This will lead to the transformation of sustainable delivery systems as health care reform is implemented with the goal of improving health outcomes for patient populations throughout the state.
Quality Improvement Vision & Goals
In collaboration with the Clinical Committee and guided by the national medical/health home model of primary care and meaningful use, the QI Program is designed to enhance clinical, dental, behavioral health and substance abuse management by:
Serving as the lead expert in assuring the delivery of high quality collaborative projects that effectively address health disparities
Promoting best practice service delivery through cutting edge clinical initiatives
Supporting workforce development through the provision of ongoing quality improvement forums and clinical education
Assisting Health Information Technology (HIT) utilization through the CHCANYS Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI)
Formulating QI activities based on CPCI clinical data to assist FQHCs in achieving the Triple Aim of better care, better outcomes, and lower costs
Providing technical assistance to support FQHC practice transformation beyond medical/ health home recognition
Maintaining the CHCANYS Clinical eLibrary to assist FQHCs in strengthening core services, enhancing current programs, and building new and innovative programs
CHCANYS Clinical Committee serves as a state-wide forum for New York’s health center clinical leadership. Members of the clinical committee discuss clinical matters through a CHCANYS Clinical Committee Call that takes place every 3rd Friday of each month from 9am–10am EST (unless otherwise specified). Membership is open to all clinical leaders of health centers in New York State.
To join the Clinical Committee and receive notices about upcoming calls, please click here to contact QI.
Quality Improvement News
Nexplanon and Liletta Training Date: March 8, 2016 Location: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY
The training is open to physicians (MDs) and advanced practice clinicians (PAs, NPs, CNMs) who are authorized to perform medical procedures as evidenced by a State License number or a Medical Education (ME) number. Spaces are limited; eligible clinicians are encouraged to register as soon as possible by clicking here.
***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, and can find additional information here. To view the AIDS Institute announcement, please click here.