Health Center Controlled Network Project

Health Center Controlled Network Project

In August 2016, the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers was awarded a federal grant and the designation of Health Controlled Network (HCCN) for 10 of it’s 26 members by the Health Resource and Service Agency (HRSA) of the federal government; and has since expanded to a total cohort size of 12 members, and further expansion within Orange County (and possibly in adjacent counties) is anticipated.

HCCN’s are a common approach to bring Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s), and Look-a-likes, together for the purpose of strengthening quality of care and improving patient health outcomes by achieving meaningful use of Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)- certified electronic health records (EHR), adopting technology and quality improvement strategies, and engaging in health information exchange (HIE).

The current members of the OCPH HIE include:

  • Camino Health Center
  • Central City Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Families Together of Orange County
  • Family Health Matters Community Health Center
  • HURTT Family Health Clinic
  • Korean Community Services (KCS)
  • Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic, Inc.
  • Serve The People, Inc.
  • Share Our Selves (SOS)
  • Southland Integrated, Inc.
  • St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers
  • University of California, Irvine

Current Initiatives include:

  • Improving Patient Engagement
  • Reduction of Provider Burden
  • Implementation of HIE and Interoperability
  • Aggregated Data Analytics
  • Collaborative Quality Improvement
  • Use of Health Information Technology (HIT) to address emerging health care issues