Health Center Partners of Southern California wins $1.5M HHS grant to improve HIT adoption

HHS is giving $1.5 million to Health Center Partners of Southern California, a consortium of community health centers, to encourage the adoption of health information technology at its health centers.

The consortium will use the funding to improve the implementation of health IT resources, data quality and reporting as well as population health management at its member centers. Health Center Partners is one of 50 Health Center Controlled Networks in the United States that has received funds to improve patient care. The consortium will receive $500,000 every year for three years.

"Grants such as this one enable Health Quality Partners to fulfill our mission every day, by offering community health centers and other safety net partners in Southern California access to resources and technical assistance in order to expand access to care and improve health outcomes, operational efficiencies and financial performance," said Nicole Howard, executive vice president for Health Quality Partners, a Health Center Partners subsidiary, in a statement.

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