10 Massachusetts health centers switch to Epic EHR with $5M grant

Ten Massachusetts health centers went live Dec. 1 with new Epic EHRs thanks to $5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan.

The federally qualified health centers are part of the Community Technology Cooperative, a subsidiary of the Community Care Cooperative, an ACO for FQHCs in Massachusetts.

"By bringing patients, providers and community partners together in an integrated system, these 10 health centers are advancing important work to improve health equity across the commonwealth," Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner said in a Dec. 1 news release from the collaborative.

The effort was also supported through an EHR-improvement grant from the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The cooperative and the health centers will fund the ongoing expenses of the EHR, which took a year to implement.

Two more health centers will go live in 2023. The 12 health centers are:

  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Charles River Community Health
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County
  • Duffy Health Center
  • Fenway Health
  • Greater New Bedford Health Center
  • HealthFirst Family Care Center
  • Hilltown Community Health Center
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Island Health Care
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • North Shore Community Health

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