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

National Data

1,375 Awardees

Line Measures Number of Health centers % of Total
1. Does your center currently have an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system installed and in use?
1a. Yes, installed at all sites and used by all providers 1,347 97.96%
1b. Yes, but only installed at some sites or used by some providers 22 1.60%
Total Health Centers with EHR installed (Sum 1a + 1b) 1,369 99.56%
1c. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 3 months 2 0.15%
1d. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 6 months 1 0.07%
1e. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 1 year or more 2 0.15%
1f. Health Centers who have Not Planned on installing the EHR system 1 0.07%
Total Health Centers with No EHR installed (sum 1c + 1d + 1e + 1f) 6 0.44%
Total Health Centers reported 1,375 100.00%
4. With which of the following key providers/health care settings does your center electronically exchange clinical information? (Select all that apply)
a. Hospitals/Emergency rooms 924 67.20%
b. Specialty clinicians 755 54.91%
c. Other primary care providers 613 44.58%
d. Labs or imaging 995 72.36%
e. Health information exchange (HIE) 752 54.69%
f. None of the above 75 5.45%
g. Others 130 9.45%
5. Does your center engage patients through health IT in any of the following ways? (Select all that apply)
a. Patient portals 1,254 91.20%
b. Kiosks 325 23.64%
c. Secure messaging 1,018 74.04%
d. Others 127 9.24%
e. No, we do not engage patients using HIT 65 4.73%
7. How do you collect data for UDS clinical reporting (Tables 6B and 7)?
a. We use the EHR to extract automated reports 614 44.65%
b. We use the EHR but only to access individual patient charts 18 1.31%
c. We use the EHR in combination with another data analytic system 737 53.60%
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 1,359 98.84%
b. Population health management 1,189 86.47%
c. Program evaluation 1,077 78.33%
d. Research 364 26.47%
e. Other 42 3.05%
f. We do not utilize HIT or EHR data beyond direct patient care 3 0.22%
11. Does your health center collect data on individual patients' social risk factors, outside of the data reportable in the UDS?
a. Yes 947 68.87%
b. No, but we are in planning stages to collect this information 343 24.95%
c. No, we are not planning to collect this information 85 6.18%
12. Which standardized screener(s) for social risk factors, if any, do you use? (Select all that apply)
a. Accountable Health Communities Screening Tools 76 8.03%
b. Upstream Risks Screening Tool and Guide 10 1.06%
c. iHELP 4 0.42%
d. Recommend Social and Behavioral Domains for EHRs 87 9.19%
e. Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) 499 52.69%
f. Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy Referral, Education (WE CARE) 62 6.55%
g. WellRx 7 0.74%
h. Health Leads Screening Toolkit 20 2.11%
i. Other 226 23.86%
j. We do not use a standardized screener 591 62.41%
12a. Please provide the total number of patients that screened positive for the following:
a. Food insecurity 495,095 2.28%
b. Housing insecurity 412,186 1.90%
c. Financial strain 789,470 3.64%
d. Lack of transportation/access to public transportation 303,315 1.40%
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 assessments 106 7.71%
b. Lack of funding for addressing these unmet social needs of patients 123 8.95%
c. Lack of training for staff to discuss these issues with patients 140 10.18%
d. Inability to include with patient intake and clinical workflow 144 10.47%
e. Not needed 43 3.13%
f. Other 225 16.36%
13. Does your 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 944 68.65%
b. No 339 24.65%
c. Not sure 92 6.69%


'-' 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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