The Department of Health and Human Services’Â Health Resources and Services Administration has invested nearly $42M toÂ support 49 health center controlled networks. HHS said ThursdayÂ that its contribution will support information technology efforts at 1,100 federally-funded health centers in all U.S. states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
âInvesting in more advanced health IT will help put patients at the center and unleash the power of data, helping us get better value from the care delivered by health centers and delivering on President Trumpâs vision for healthcare,” said Alex Azar, HHS secretary.
HCCNs consists of health centers that work together to make technologies easier to use, boost patient information security and improve patient care via available data. The number ofÂ health centers participating in HCCNs has increased over the past years. Now, 86 percent of HSRA-supported health centers cooperate as part of these networks.