Maine Primary Care Association operates a Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN), the Community Health Center Network of Maine (CHCNet), which launched in 2005. Recognized as an important source of HIT related value, CHCNet has expanded to include 17 participating community health centers (PHCs) with a total of 84 sites, which are moving forward collaboratively on their mission “to strengthen and improve population health outcomes by leveraging health information technologies and building strong systems of care.”

In the summer of 2019, MPCA received an additional three years of support for CHCNet under the HRSA Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) funding. This allows CHCNet to continue momentum and realize MPCA’s overarching and urgent goal for CHCNet, to truly “move the needle” in terms of participating Health Center readiness for value-based care models, which continue to gain hold as a key to sustainability—and which demand well-functioning HIT and data systems.

The Louisiana Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) is a HRSA-funded initiative from 2019-2022 of 31 FQHCs across Louisiana focused on quality improvement in health care through the adoption of health information technology. The focus of the network is to support health centers in leveraging health information technology by increasing their participation in value-based care, and the Louisiana HCCH will assist in those efforts.

The Louisiana HCCN is administered by the Louisiana Primary Care Association. The LPCA was awarded a HRSA grant in late 2012 and started with 18 FQHCs across Louisiana and a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease and has grown to a strong network of 31 participating health centers with a focus on leveraging health IT to improve access to care, enhancing the quality of care, and achieving cost efficiencies through the redesign of practices to integrate services and optimize patient outcomes.

This project will focus technical assistance on helping Participating Health Centers (PHCs) meet core objectives in four areas: enhancing the patient and provider experience, advancing interoperability, and increasing the use of data to enhance value.

Founded in 1997, INConcertCare, Inc. (INCC) provides HIT services and support to member health centers in Iowa and Nebraska. INCC is co-located with the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) and IowaHealth+, a clinically integrated network.

INCC hosts Dentrix and AthenaPractice (Centricity) for over 50% of our members. Other systems in use include: NextGen, AthenaOne, EagleSoft and QSI dental.

INCC provides a network analytics platform which runs off of Enli, Arcadia and Tableau.

Founded in 1999 by visionary health care leaders, CHCA has provided Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other healthcare organizations with solutions and guidance to advance health information technology. These service have included: implementation and project management, infrastructure hosting, application training, report development, on-going application support services, and consulting and education for various related initiatives.

CHCA is a 501(c)(3), non-profit Health Center Controlled Network, meaning its activities and mission are overseen by FQHC representatives. As such, its primary interests are aligned with the mission of FQHCs to ensure every person has access to quality healthcare.