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

Massachusetts Data

38 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 37 97.37%
1b. Yes, but only installed at some sites or used by some providers 1 2.63%
Total Health Centers with EHR installed (Sum 1a + 1b) 38 100.00%
1c. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 3 months 0 0.00%
1d. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 6 months 0 0.00%
1e. Health Centers who will install the EHR system in 1 year or more 0 0.00%
1f. Health Centers who have Not Planned on installing the EHR system 0 0.00%
Total Health Centers with No EHR installed (sum 1c + 1d + 1e + 1f) 0 0.00%
Total Health Centers reported 38 100.00%
2. Does your center send prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically? (Do not include faxing.)
a. Yes 37 97.37%
b. No 1 2.63%
c. Not Sure 0 0.00%
3. Does your center use computerized, clinical decision support such as alerts for drug allergies, checks for drug-drug interations, reminders for preventive screening tests, or other similar functions?
a. Yes 37 97.37%
b. No 1 2.63%
c. Not Sure 0 0.00%
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 36 94.74%
b. Specialty clinicians 26 68.42%
c. Other primary care providers 20 52.63%
d. None of the above 1 2.63%
e. Others 2 5.26%
5. Does your center engage patients through health IT in any of the following ways? (Select all that apply)
a. Patient portals 35 92.11%
b. Kiosks 14 36.84%
c. Secure messaging 27 71.05%
d. Others 3 7.89%
e. No, we do not engage patients using HIT 2 5.26%
7. How do you collect data for UDS clinical reporting (Tables 6B and 7)?
a. We use the EHR to extract automated reports 14 36.84%
b. We use the EHR but only to access individual patient charts 0 0.00%
c. We use the EHR in combination with another data analytic system 24 63.16%
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 38 100.00%
b. Population health management 34 89.47%
c. Program evaluation 29 76.32%
d. Research 13 34.21%
e. Other 1 2.63%
f. We do not utilize HIT or EHR data beyond direct patient care 0 0.00%
11. Does your health center collect data on individual patients social risk factors, outside of the data reportable in the UDS?
a. Yes 35 92.11%
b. No, but we are in planning stages to collect this information 2 5.26%
c. No, we are not planning to collect this information 1 2.63%
12. Which standardized screener(s) for social risk factors, if any, do you use? (Select all that apply)
a. Accountable Health Communities Screening Tools 9 23.68%
b. Upstream Risks Screening Tool and Guide 1 2.63%
c. iHELP 0 0.00%
d. Recommend Social and Behavioral Domains for EHRs 3 7.89%
e. Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) 9 23.68%
f. Well Child Care, Evaluation, Community Resources, Advocacy Referral, Education (WE CARE) 1 2.63%
g. WellRx 0 0.00%
h. Other 16 42.11%
i. We do not use a standardized screener 7 18.42%