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Table EHR: Health Center Health Information Technology (HIT) Capabilities

National Look-Alikes Data

108 Awardees

Line Measures Number of Health centers % of Total
1. Does your health center currently have an electronic health record (EHR) system installed and in use, at minimum for medical care, by December 31?
a. Yes, installed at all service delivery sites and used by all providers 106 98.15%
b. Yes, but only installed at some service delivery sites or used by some providers 2 1.85%
c. No 0 0.00%
Total Health Centers with an EHR (Sum 1a + 1b) 108 100.00%
Total Health Centers reported (Sum 1a + 1b +1c) 108 100.00%
1a. System is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Certification Program? 105 97.22%
1b. Health Center switched their current EHR from a previous system this year 8 7.41%
1c. Health Center uses more than one EHR or data system across their organization 19 17.59%
1c1. What is the reason your organization uses multiple EHR or data systems?
a. Additional EHR/data system(s) are used during transition to primary EHR 4 21.05%
b. Additional EHR/data system(s) are specific to one service type (e.g., dental, behavioral health) 13 68.42%
c. Additional EHR/data system(s) are used at specific service delivery sites with no plan to transition 1 5.26%
d. Other 1 5.26%
1d. Is your EHR up to date with the latest software and system patches? 100 92.59%
1e. If NO or NOT SURE, when do you plan to update/install the latest EHR software and system patches?
a. 3 months 6 75.00%
b. 6 months 1 12.50%
c. 1 year or more 0 0.00%
d. Not planned 1 12.50%
4. Which of the following key providers/health care settings does your health center electronically exchange clinical information with?
a. Hospitals/Emergency rooms 68 62.96%
b. Specialty providers 58 53.70%
c. Other primary care providers 55 50.93%
d. Labs or imaging 91 84.26%
e. Health information exchange (HIE) 55 50.93%
f. None of the above 6 5.56%
g. Others 4 3.70%
5. Does your health center engage patients through health IT in any of the following ways? (Select all that apply.)
a. Patient portals 87 80.56%
b. Kiosks 19 17.59%
c. Secure messaging 65 60.19%
d. Others 7 6.48%
e. No, we DO NOT engage patients using HIT 16 14.81%
7. How do you collect data for UDS clinical reporting (Tables 6B and 7)?
a. We use the EHR to extract automated reports 60 55.56%
b. We use the EHR but only to access individual patient health records 1 0.93%
c. We use the EHR in combination with another data analytic system 47 43.52%
d. We do not use the EHR 0 0.00%
10. How does your health center utilize HIT and EHR data beyond direct patient care? (Select all that apply)
a. Quality improvement 106 98.15%
b. Population health management 79 73.15%
c. Program evaluation 83 76.85%
d. Research 27 25.00%
e. Other 3 2.78%
f. We DO NOT utilize HIT or EHR data beyond direct patient care 2 1.85%
11. Does your health center collect data on individual patients' social risk factors, outside of the data countable in the UDS?
a. Yes 60 55.56%
b. No, but we are in planning stages to collect this information 34 31.48%
c. No, we are not planning to collect this information 14 12.96%
12. Which standardized screener(s) for social risk factors, if any, did you use during the calendar year?
a. Accountable Health Communities Screening Tools 5 8.33%
b. Upstream Risks Screening Tool and Guide 0 0.00%
c. iHELP 1 1.67%
d. Recommend Social and Behavioral Domains for EHRs 8 13.33%
e. Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) 18 30.00%
f. Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy Referral, Education (WE CARE) 7 11.67%
g. WellRx 2 3.33%
h. Health Leads Screening Toolkit 4 6.67%
i. Other 15 25.00%
j. We DO NOT use a standardized screener 64 106.67%
12a. Please provide the total number of patients that screened positive for the following at any point during the calendar year
a. Food insecurity 11,949 1.88%
b. Housing insecurity 8,120 1.28%
c. Financial strain 17,431 2.74%
d. Lack of transportation/access to public transportation 7,091 1.12%
12b. If you DO NOT use a standardized assessment to collect this information, please indicate why. (Select all that apply.)
a. Have not considered/unfamiliar with standardized screeners 18 16.67%
b. Lack of funding for addressing these unmet social needs of patients 24 22.22%
c. Lack of training for personnel to discuss these issues with patients 16 14.81%
d. Inability to include with patient intake and clinical workflow 9 8.33%
e. Not needed 4 3.70%
f. Other 19 17.59%
13. Does your health center integrate a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database into the health information systems, such as health information exchanges, EHRs, and/or pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) to streamline provider access to controlled substance prescriptions?
a. Yes 82 75.93%
b. No 25 23.15%
c. Not sure 1 0.93%


'-' Data cannot be calculated or has been suppressed for confidentiality purposes.

Cells that are shaded blue represent data that was not reported or null values.

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