Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
Azara Healthcare
 Azara Healthcare, LLC is a leading provider of data-driven reporting and analytics for the Community Health marketplace.  Azara’s solutions empower Community Health Centers, Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to improve quality and efficiency in all aspects of their care delivery through actionable data. Their flagship product, the Azara Data Reporting & Visualization System (DRVS) currently contains data for over 34 million patient lives and helps their clients meet the challenges of Health Reform and in achieving the goals of the Triple Aim.
What makes DRVS unique is that it is a scalable population health management and quality improvement solution for single health centers and networks.  How does DRVS improve patient outcomes through data?  With a simple, easy to use web- based platform DRVS is able to monitor, control and manage data on multiple levels from an aggregated enterprise view to individual centers, providers and locations, down to individual patient detail. 

HITEQ Center
 HRSA has funded the HITEQ (Health Information and Technology, Evaluation and Quality) Center to support health centers in full optimization of their EHR/HIT systems for continuous, data driven quality improvement. The HITEQ Center is operated by a partnership of JSI and Westat.

 The purpose of the center is to support health centers to use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect accurate clinical data and to use this data to support positive health outcomes for all health center patients.  HITEQ identifies and disseminates promising practices and resources for using health information technology (IT) to improve quality and health outcomes. The HITEQ website includes:

  • A searchable web-based health IT knowledgebase with resources, toolkits, training, and a calendar of related events 
  • Workshops and webinars on health IT and QI topics
  • Technical assistance and responsive teams of experts to work with health centers experiencing specific challenges or needs.
 The HITEQ Center collaborates with HRSA Partners including Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and other National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) to support health centers in full optimization of their EHR/Health IT systems.

 HITEQ priority topic areas include:

  • Health IT Enabled QI
  • EHR Selection & Implementation
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Achieving Meaningful Use
  • Health IT and QI Workforce Development
  • Value-Based Payment
  • Privacy and Security
  • Electronic Patient Engagement
  • Population Health
  • Telehealth