A health center controlled network including federally qualified health centers and look-alike that agree to work with CVN and each other to jointly address operational and clinical challenges present in their efforts to achieve Meaningful Use of ONC-certified electronic health records, adopt technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and engage in Health Information Exchange.

Healthy Communities Collaborative Network

HRSA grant-funded health center controlled network supporting HIT

Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) has awarded CVN a three-year $2.25 million HCCN grant to strengthen the quality of care and improve patient health outcomes achieved by Health Center Program award recipients and look-alikes. CVN’s HCCN grant extends to July 31, 2019. Upon contract award, CVN adopted the name Healthy Communities Collaborative Network for its HCCN. Through the HCCN Project, CVN is actively engaged in addressing the particular needs of each participating health center (PHC) as they relate to each of HRSA’s Core Objectives and Focus Areas for the HCCN Project:

    • Core Objective A: Health IT Implementation and Meaningful Use – Increasing the effective use of HIT solutions to improve the quality of care in health centers, improve individual and population health, and attain MU requirements.
    • Core Objective B: Data Quality and Reporting – Improving health center data collection, analysis, and reporting to enhance comprehensive, integrated, high-quality data reporting at all PHCs.
    • Core Objective C: Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Population Health Management – Increasing secure electronic data exchange with patients, unaffiliated providers, and organizations to support patient centered health care delivery and support population health management.
  • Core Objective D: Quality Improvement – Advancing clinical and operational quality improvements which will improve clinical and financial quality measures and advance PCMH implementation.

Why Join – Healthy Communities Collaborative Network

Joining Healthy Communities Collaborative Network as a participating health center (PHC) provides a health center the opportunity to work together with like-kind organizations to jointly address operational and clinical challenges, and for HCCN to support those PHCs in their efforts to advance HRSA’s goals and objectives for health centers. HCCN benefits and supporting activities include:

    • The HCCN Project Manager as a single point of contact
    • An HCCN Project Coordinator to facilitate HCCN resources based on your needs
    • An HCCN Transformation Coach to provide direct assistance, as requested, for needs assessment, operational workflow change management, training, etc.
    • The HCCN Medical Director as a collaborative resource in the development of clinical policies and guidelines
    • A PHC-specific Individualized Work Plan that addresses the PHC’s strategy for attainment of HRSA’s Core Objectives
    • Alignment and integration of activities and deliverables under the PHC’s other major project plans
    • An electronic peer-to-peer forum at this web site through which PHCs can share inquiries and solutions



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Goodhart’s Law and it’s Impact On Quality Metrics

ADT Notifications

Third Annual Azara User Conference Summary_5.31.19

TBC LC Overview

Texting e-Learning Presentation


FINAL Cervical Cancer Screening Speaker Series

ALERT – EPCS Waiver Deadline Extended to January 2020

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Extending Deadline for Electronic Prescribing of Opioids

Overview of CMO Breakout SessionTips for Change Management_1.16.2019

Adelate_HTN Presentation

Overview of CMO Breakout Session

Patient Experience

The Drive to be Better

Telehealth Reimbursement


PCMH Annual Reporting Requirements (Reporting Year 2019)

How Small Health Centers Can Thrive Under Value-Based Care

Physician Burnout – The Root of the Problem and the Path to Solutions

HITEQ_State Policies for Reimbursement of Telehealth

Colorectal Cancer Screening Article

Colon Cancer Screening ProcessHIE User Lunch and Learn 10/10/2018

HITEQ Tools and Tips PCMH2017 September 2018

MDPP Call Presentation 09/26/2018

Health IT-Safe Use of EHR’s Report

Improving the Control of Diabetes

Data Analyst vs. Informaticist

Peer Learning Call Poll Results 8/1/18

Azara DRVS Corner 7/26/18

Part 2 and the HIE Event

HITEQ Electronic Diabetes Self-Management

HITEQ Webinar 6/26/18 BH Integration v6-6-18_508

Enabling Services Data Collection Webinar June 2018

BH MAT Workflow

Horizon Health – Improving Care Through Increased Data Sharing

Controlling Hypertension

Moving Beyond Meangingful Use

CIO’s Guide Secure Text Messaging

CVN Second Annual Conference

EHR Contracts Untangled

Privacy Security API

Trusted Exchange Framework Draft Guide

HITEQ Ransomware Guide for Health Centers 2017_508

OCR Ransomware Fact Sheet 2018

Peer Learning Calls

Improving Vaccination Rates in Children under Two

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