Why the HRSA Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)?

The RCHC Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) supports health centers in four target areas that were prescribed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and that align with current initiatives that the health centers have focus.

  • Health Information Technology (HIT) Implementation and Meaningful Use
  • Data Quality and Reporting
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Population Health Management
  • Quality Improvement

PROGRAM

What We Do

RCHC convenes peer groups for Medical Directors, Operations Leads, Electronic Health Records users, Quality Improvement and Data Leads to support the needs of our participating health centers and to offer a platform to share best practices and work on resolutions to issues and to provide aggregated data dashboards for the health centers.

RCHC works with the health centers to collaborate and help facilitate new services and contracts for Health Information Technology, Analytics Platforms, and Health Information Exchange.

RCHC provides technical assistance and trainings on relevant initiatives, i.e. use of analytics reports, roll out of Evidence Based Care tools (guidelines, protocols and clinical decision support tools), and topic specific sessions including areas within Patient Centered Medical Home, Coding, Health Information Technology and Health Coaching.

RCHC hosted a Symposium on the Future of Complex Care which incorporated PCMH, Meaningful Use, Health Information Technology and Coding for Complex Care in November 2017. Materials and shared promising practices from this event can be found on the Complex Care page of our website.

Who We Serve

We serve thirteen participating health centers and over 185,000 health center patients from five counties:

Marin County: Coastal Health Alliance, Marin City Health and Wellness, and Ritter Center

Sonoma County: Alexander Valley Healthcare, Petaluma Health Center, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, and West County Health Centers

Napa County: OLE Health

Yolo County: CommuniCare Health Centers and Winters Healthcare Foundation

Mendocino County: Anderson Valley Health Center

Funders

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H2QCS30258, Health Center Controlled Networks, for $1,500,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Project Timeline

August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2019

MEASURES & GUIDELINES

Measures

The project team will use our four-point Evidence Based Care program to focus on five outcome measures.

Outcome Measures
Hypertension – Blood Pressure Control
Diabetes – HgbA1c
Childhood Immunization Rate
Cervical Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening

Meaningful Use:

As of October 23, 2017, Redwood Community Health Coalition is pleased to declare readiness to receive data to meet the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Modified Stage 2 Objective 10, Measure 3, Specialized Registry Reporting and the Stage 3 Objective 8, Measure 5, Clinical Data Registry Reporting. Eligible professionals who work for the RCHC member health centers that have signed a contract to participate in RCHC’s Relevant Data Analytics and Aggregation project are considered to be “actively engaged” for EHRIP purposes and may attest as such under the appropriate measure for 2017 and beyond Meaningful Use attestations, provided they are still actively engaged in the project.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Health Centers:

  • Alexander Valley Healthcare
  • Anderson Valley Health Center
  • Coastal Health Alliance
  • CommuniCare Health Centers
  • Marin City Health and Wellness
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • OLE Health
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Ritter Center
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
  • West County Health Centers
  • Winters Healthcare Foundation

Strategic Partners:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

PROJECT CONTACT

For more information, please contact Colleen Petersen.

ALIGNMENT WITH OTHER INITIATIVES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND COMPANION DOCUMENTS

Please refer to the RCHC Initiatives at www.rchc.net for these programs:

  • Population Health
    • Evidence Based Care
    • Cervical Cancer Screening
    • Childhood Immunizations
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Diabetes Management
    • Hypertension Management
    • PHASE
    • Informatics
    • Peer Groups
    • Health Information Exchange