What is an HCCN?
Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) will support health centers in leveraging health information technology (IT) and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in:
- Clinical Quality
- Patient-centered care
- Provider and staff well-being
HCCNs have provided health IT and data support to health centers for over 20 years, with approximately 86 percent of current health centers participating in HCCNs. The partnership between the HCCNs and Participating Health Centers (PHCs) has demonstrated success in improving access to care, enhancing the quality of care, and supporting practice redesign to integrate services and optimize patient outcomes. HCCN activities include:
- Sharing resources and providing training and technical assistance
- Performing data analytics to support quality measurement and improvement
- Facilitating cost-effective procurement processes by leveraging economies of scale
- Supporting Health Information Exchange (HIE) and interoperability between platforms
In the OSIS HCCN Collective, we are fortunate to have a “deep bench” with access to other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), as needed. There are also many people that have worked in the healthcare and HIT ecosystem that are wise advisors to the project. This team communicates on a regular basis with each other and has a complementary skill set.
HRSA-22-009 Cooperative Agreement
HRSA announced the FY 2022 Health Center Controlled Network (HRSA-22-009) cooperative agreement awardees on July 15, 2022. A total of 43,400,033 was awarded to 49 organizations.
Although the projects within each HCCN's Project Plan may be different, all awarded HCCNs must assist their Participating Health Centers with the following goals and objectives outlined by HRSA.
Optimizing Health IT
Through one-on-one customized technical assistance, the graphs below depict the percentage of participating health centers (PHCs) that are leveraging OSIS support to improve workflows for a more efficient NextGen EHR utilization within the specified category. Updated as of March 2022
OSIS HCCN Support
Chief Executive Officer
R.N., PCMH CCE, NCP
Director of Governmental Affairs
Senior Operations Consultant
HCCN Grant Project Manager
2022-2025 Impact Video
Watch this video to learn how partnering with OSIS can help health centers enhance and optimize their Health IT.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an annual award totaling $917,817.00 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.