Community Health Best Practices, LLC is a nonprofit network comprised of 16 of the nation’s leading community health centers. Our Members operate federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico, and they provide comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to all patients regardless of the patients’ ability to pay for such services. Our Member’s health centers annually provide care to more than 1 million individuals and perform approximately 5 million medical, dental and behavioral health encounters, a large percentage of which involve uninsured or underinsured patients.
Community Health Best Practices, LLC was formed for the purpose of supporting the nonprofit and community-focused missions of our Member organizations. The LLC carries out this purpose by:
- Procuring grant funds and donations to further the nonprofit missions of the LLC’s member health centers;
- Developing and implementing collaborative purchasing programs designed to leverage the combined size and purchasing power of the LLC’s Members in order to obtain favorable product and service pricing; and
- Seeking support for educational programs and activities designed to perpetuate evidence-based operational and clinical “best practices” within our Member’s health centers.
The health centers that comprise Community Health Best Practices, LLC have a significant impact on the communities we serve. Not only are our safety net health care and social service programs vital to our patients and clients, but we are a major economic driver in many urban, rural and frontier communities throughout the United States.
The goal of the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN), funded by HRSA, is to help health centers use technology and data to improve the quality of care they provide and improve health outcomes. CHCACT’s HCCN program provides opportunities for collaboration among members across the health information technology (HIT) continuum–from hosting IT Leadership meetings to small EHR work groups focused on maximizing technology to optimize workflow. CHCACT participates in the state HIE council to represent the health center voice.
The HCCN also supports the development of a centralized data warehouse, DataCision, to normalize and aggregate clinical encounter data across the network. The robust data set is used for analysis and to support data-driven decision making. The HCCN has designed and is in the process of implementing a Medicaid claims database to complement the clinical encounter information.
OSIS is a non-profit technology services organization dedicated to providing expert NextGen Healthcare technology assistance exclusively to Community Health Centers around the country.
HealthEfficient is a membership organization whose mission is to support community health centers and other “safety net” providers in improving performance across their organization, including clinical quality, revenue cycle management, and health information technology.
At HealthEfficient, our work is built on three foundational elements: 1) Data analytics to give insight into the health center; 2) Consulting and facilitation support to help improve performance; 3) Collaboration with our 36+ member health centers around the country to learn and share with peers.