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

National Data

1,373 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 1,354 98.62%
b. Yes, but only installed at some service delivery sites or used by some providers 14 1.02%
c. No 5 0.36%
Total Health Centers with an EHR (Sum 1a + 1b) 1,368 99.64%
Total Health Centers reported (Sum 1a + 1b +1c) 1,373 100.00%
1a. System is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Certification Program? 1,345 98.32%
1b. Health Center switched their current EHR from a previous system this year 75 5.48%
1c. Health Center uses more than one EHR or data system across their organization 375 27.41%
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 20 5.33%
b. Additional EHR/data system(s) are specific to one service type (e.g., dental, behavioral health) 328 87.47%
c. Additional EHR/data system(s) are used at specific service delivery sites with no plan to transition 20 5.33%
d. Other 29 7.73%
1d. Is your EHR up to date with the latest software and system patches? 1,204 88.01%
1e. If NO or NOT SURE, when do you plan to update/install the latest EHR software and system patches?
a. 3 months 65 39.63%
b. 6 months 69 42.07%
c. 1 year or more 13 7.93%
d. Not planned 17 10.37%
4. Which of the following key providers/health care settings does your health center electronically exchange clinical information with?
a. Hospitals/Emergency rooms 947 68.97%
b. Specialty providers 788 57.39%
c. Other primary care providers 598 43.55%
d. Labs or imaging 1,137 82.81%
e. Health information exchange (HIE) 881 64.17%
f. None of the above 53 3.86%
g. Others 134 9.76%
5. Does your health center engage patients through health IT in any of the following ways? (Select all that apply.)
a. Patient portals 1,258 91.62%
b. Kiosks 338 24.62%
c. Secure messaging 1,052 76.62%
d. Others 151 11.00%
e. No, we DO NOT engage patients using HIT 51 3.71%
7. How do you collect data for UDS clinical reporting (Tables 6B and 7)?
a. We use the EHR to extract automated reports 582 42.39%
b. We use the EHR but only to access individual patient health records 11 0.80%
c. We use the EHR in combination with another data analytic system 774 56.37%
d. We do not use the EHR 1 0.07%
10. How does your health center utilize HIT and EHR data beyond direct patient care? (Select all that apply)
a. Quality improvement 1,357 98.83%
b. Population health management 1,186 86.38%
c. Program evaluation 1,096 79.83%
d. Research 358 26.07%
e. Other 37 2.69%
f. We DO NOT utilize HIT or EHR data beyond direct patient care 5 0.36%
11. Does your health center collect data on individual patients' social risk factors, outside of the data countable in the UDS?
a. Yes 1,011 73.63%
b. No, but we are in planning stages to collect this information 285 20.76%
c. No, we are not planning to collect this information 77 5.61%
12. Which standardized screener(s) for social risk factors, if any, did you use during the calendar year?
a. Accountable Health Communities Screening Tools 71 7.02%
b. Upstream Risks Screening Tool and Guide 8 0.79%
c. iHELP 5 0.49%
d. Recommend Social and Behavioral Domains for EHRs 84 8.31%
e. Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) 546 54.01%
f. Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy Referral, Education (WE CARE) 68 6.73%
g. WellRx 10 0.99%
h. Health Leads Screening Toolkit 22 2.18%
i. Other 260 25.72%
j. We DO NOT use a standardized screener 516 51.04%
12a. Please provide the total number of patients that screened positive for the following at any point during the calendar year
a. Food insecurity 618,407 2.60%
b. Housing insecurity 533,783 2.24%
c. Financial strain 1,182,590 4.97%
d. Lack of transportation/access to public transportation 342,590 1.44%
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 103 7.50%
b. Lack of funding for addressing these unmet social needs of patients 107 7.79%
c. Lack of training for personnel to discuss these issues with patients 153 11.14%
d. Inability to include with patient intake and clinical workflow 143 10.42%
e. Not needed 37 2.69%
f. Other 174 12.67%
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 1,047 76.26%
b. No 272 19.81%
c. Not sure 54 3.93%


'-' 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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