Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-009 CFDA(s): 93.527 Applicant Name: Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) Descriptive Title of Applicant’s Project: New York Statewide Health Center Controlled Network (NYS-HCCN) Applicant Applicant Address: 111 Broadway, Ste 1402, New York, NY 10006 Project Director: Jennifer Pincus Contact Info: Voice 518-434-0767 ext. 231 Fax 212-270-3851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.chcanys.org The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), New York's Primary Care Association, requests $1,500,000 to extend the operations of its New York Statewide Health Center Controlled Network (NYS-HCCN). The NYS-HCCN (H2QCS30278) is a network of 52 health centers across New York State. In FY2022, the NYS-HCCN will serve 53 participating health centers (PHCs), including all 51 current members. NYS-HCCN PHCs represent nearly 65% of all CHCs in New York State. Of these, 48 are H80 grantees and 5 are Look Alikes. According to 2020 UDS data, PHCs serve approximately 1.6 million patients at 654 sites. PHCs require ongoing training and support for optimizing HIT to engage patients in care that ensures positive clinical outcomes and patient self-management. To be successful in a value-based care environment, PHCs also need assistance developing strategies to collect and utilize data that will enable them to address social risk factors and health disparities, and proactively manage risk for their patient populations. The NYS-HCCN has an innovative and robust three-year work plan to address PHCs’ needs related to their use of health information technology (HIT) to improve clinical quality, patient-centered care, and provider and staff wellbeing. The applicant choice measures will enable the NYS-HCCN to build health center capacity to collect the data required to identify and reduce health disparities, address social determinants of health, and l
everage HIT to improve care coordination. The NYS-HCCN will combine asynchronous learning with live events such as webinars, workshops and peer learning collaboratives facilitated by Program Managers to support health centers with varying levels of capacity and needs. The NYS-HCCN will provide individualized technical assistance on data strategy development and refinement, cybersecurity programming and UDS+ readiness. The NYS-HCCN will rely on a combination of in-house expertise and subcontractors with enhanced knowledge of EHR optimization, cybersecurity and care management. Partnerships with other HCCNs will enhance EHR support services and contribute to the development of HIT interventions for the network. Using quantitative and qualitative data collected from the network, the NYS-HCCN will support health centers in identifying interventions that will improve EHR training, usability, and efficiency of data entry. The NYS-HCCN will convene EHR vendors, health centers and stakeholders to continue advocating for the alignment of EHRs with priorities of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) and HRSA. The NYS-HCCN will partner with EHR vendors, Azara Healthcare and HRSA to facilitate health centers’ shift to the UDS+ structure by delivering guidance for system connectivity and training around clinical data mapping, data hygiene and performance improvement.