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WVPCA Awarded HRSA Health Center Controlled Network Grant

Another Step Forward!

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 By: WVPCA Source: HRSA/WVPCA

The West Virginia Primary Care Association believes that revolutionary health care transformation is essential to a healthy, sustainable community. Use of health information technology as a tool, care coordination as a process, and realigned payments as an incentive are essential to achieve transformation.  We want to share ideas and lessons learned to build a better health care community that is patient-centered, coordinated, accessible, low-cost and high-quality.

We are pleased to announce that the WVPCA has been awarded a Health Center Controlled Network grant through HRSA. To review the HRSA press release, click HERE.

This three-year grant initiative will provide resources necessary for EHR implementation; achievement of Meaningful Use, and Quality Improvement (improve clinical and operational quality, reduce health disparities, improve population health through HIT, and achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition).  We will use funding to; create interfaces between disparate EHRs to a central repository, utilize a robust health informatics platform (creating enhanced data analysis at each center as well as benchmarking across all participants), and begin collectively managing our patients to achieve the Triple Aim (cost, patient experience, population health).

"This grant opportunity will strengthen the capacity of our health centers to more effectively and efficiently utilize health information technology to improve the health outcomes of the patients we serve," said Louise Reese, Chief Executive Officer of the WVPCA.

For additional information, please contact the WVPCA by calling (304) 346.0032.

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