S.C. Health Center Controlled Network Program Overview
The South Carolina Health Center Controlled Network (SCHCCN) was formed in 2016 under the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association. There are now sixteen South Carolina Community Health Centers and one Look-a-Like that are members of the SCHCCN.
The SCHCCN is designed to provide an infrastructure to support South Carolina’s existing and future Health Centers in addressing:
- The ability to meaningfully use current or prospective EHR’s.
- Adoption of technology enabled quality improvement strategies to better facilitate data driven management decision making.
- Engagement of Health Information Exchange to improve timely access to patient records and reduction in costly duplicative procedures.
- Utilizing Health Information Technology to strengthen the quality of care and health outcome improvements in the Health Center’s respective medical communities.
Health Center Controlled Networks provide training and technical assistance at no charge to assist participating health centers in:
- Increasing patients’ access to their personal health data.
- Improving patients’ engagement with their health care team.
- Improving health IT usability to minimize provider burden.
- Running security risk assessments and developing risk reduction strategies.
- Increasing the use of national standards to share patient information securely with key partners.
- Using both clinical and non-clinical data to improve and coordinate care.
- Improving analytics capacity to support value-based care activities.
- Using social determinants of health to improve both population and patient health.