More than 1,100 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. territories have been awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand quality improvement initiatives.
Programs being funded include chronic disease management, preventive care and use of electronic health records to report quality data.
In particular, health centers were recognized for high levels of quality performance and received funding if they used EHRs to report clinical quality measure data on all of their patients, which HHS argues is a key transformational step in driving quality improvement for all health center patients across the nation.
Three hundred and thirty-two health centers received a total of $4.9 million in the EHR Reporters categoryhealth centers that report clinical measures on the full universe of patients. A list of Fiscal Year 2015 Quality Improvement Awards recipients can be found here.
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