CHCANYS Statewide Health Center Controlled Network
In December 2012, CHCANYS was awarded a 3-year HRSA grant to create the New York Statewide Health Center Controlled Network (NYS-HCCN). Thirty-three FQHCs throughout the State joined CHCANYS in the original application, which provides funding for training and technical assistance (T/TA) around the adoption, implementation, and utilization of health information technology. CHCANYS’ Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) is a web-based data reporting and analytics tool that plays a central role in the network’s primary efforts.
As of August 2016, CHCANYS received another 3-year HRSA grant to continue and expand upon the NYS-HCCN suite of T/TA support services for the forty-two participating FQHCs. Of 50 awards nationwide, CHCANYS received the second largest amount overall and the largest amongst the Primary Care Associations.
NYS-HCCN has designed a comprehensive training and technical assistance program to ensure that 100% of participating health centers and their providers have the resources and capacity:
To achieve Meaningful Use standards through an ONC-certified electronic health record (EHR).
To promote data quality, reporting, and integration as a means of strengthening quality of care and improved patients outcomes.
To improve care coordination by leveraging health information exchange (HIE) and population health management strategies.
To transform their practices by emphasizing clinical and operational quality improvement.
The NYS-HCCN will provide T/TA through various modalities, including, but not limited to:
Individualized Practice Facilitation
Peer Learning (Group Calls, Workshops)
Industry Expert Training, Office Hours and Advisory
Health IT and Clinical QI Committees
Grant-related News and Resources Sharing (e.g., Meaningful Use , PCMH, HIE/RHIO)