Enabling Services at Community Health Centers
Resource Topic: HIT/Data
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Quality Improvement, Practice Transformation, Social Determinants of Health, Outreach, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Research and Data, Policy and Advocacy
Year Developed: 2010
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
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Resource Summary: This report introduces the important role enabling services (ES) play in the delivery of high quality care for medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs). It details the high utilization of such services and the impact they have on patients' health outcomes. It concludes with recommendations for establishing a nationally recognized standard for ES data collection and utilization, integrating ES into the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, and funding to sustain and ensure quality services.
Resource Details: This report discusses and demonstrates the value of standardized enabling services (ES) data collection and analysis at health centers. It explains the need to document ES, establishing nationally recognized ES definitions, and the importance of including ES in the national discussion of building sustainable health care homes.