HIT Consultant June 14, 2024
Fred Pennic

What You Should Know:

– A significant step forward was achieved recently in the joint initiative between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

– The collaboration focuses on improving data reporting for HRSA Health Center Program grantees, which serve medically underserved communities nationwide.

The Challenge: Time-Consuming and Fragmented Reporting

The HRSA Health Center Program, encompassing nearly 1,400 health centers and 15,000 service delivery sites, plays a vital role in providing affordable and accessible primary care. However, reporting for the Uniform Data System (UDS), which assesses program performance and tracks quality improvement efforts, has traditionally been a cumbersome process. This involved manual data extraction, aggregation across...

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