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Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Cyber threats to healthcare entities put patient health, business continuity, and IT systems at risk. Under the auspices of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (CSA), Section 405(d), HHS convened the CSA 405(d) Task Group to enhance cybersecurity and align industry approaches by developing a common set of voluntary, consensus-based, and industry-led guidelines, practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes that healthcare organizations can use to enhance cybersecurity. More Details...

Barriers Encountered by Agricultural Workers Seeking Specialty Care and Potential Solutions (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: An issue brief for health center staff outlining the continuing challenges in providing specialty care to agricultural workers and their families. It highlights experiences of workers and provides recommendations, including opportunities for telehealth. More Details...

Niños Saludables: Child and Family Physical Activity & Nutrition Program Implementation Guide (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Niños Saludables Facilitator’s Guide aims to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyles and promote physical activity among youth and families. More Details...

CEO Succession and Transition: A Case Study on Extended CEO Transition at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (English/Spanish) (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This case study describes one community health center’s approach to CEO succession and transition which included a multi-year overlap between the exiting CEO and the incoming leader. More Details...

Successful Practices in Accountable Care: Health Center Partners of Southern California (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document focused on Health Center Partners of Southern California, a family of companies supporting health centers across the country. More Details...

Payment Reform Fundamentals for Health Center Boards (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: To get control of the high cost of health care, payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance companies are changing how they pay for care. They want to see more value for their money. As payers change how they pay for what they value, health care providers, including health centers, must change how they deliver care so it is more valuable without costing more. This document is intended to help health center board members understand changes to the health center payment and care model in order to meet their fiduciary responsibilities of providing oversight and acting for the good of the health center and protecting the health center's assets. This resource addresses: Why Payment Reform? What Does Payment Reform Mean for Health Centers? What is the Board’s Role in Supporting the Health Center in Payment Reform? More Details...

Working with the USDA: Opportunities for Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (2012). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication describes the array of programs offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Health centers considering capital expansions that are located in eligible areas may find these programs extremely beneficial. More Details...

Workforce Self-Assessment Tool (2015). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The Self-Assessment Tool’s primary purpose is to help you identify strategies that may improve your success with provider recruitment and retention. Using your responses, the Self-Assessment Tool will provide brief recommendations on those topics you might want to pursue. Many topics covered in the tool have corresponding resources in the STAR² Center resource center, and the tool can inform TA provided to the health centers. The report generated from this tool can be used with the individual health center recruitment and retention profile to paint a comprehensive picture of workforce challenges at an organization and next steps to address those challenges. More Details...

Workflows to Collect Standardized NonClinical Data (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will provide an overview of different health center-tested workflow models to collect standardized data on non-clinical, social determinant of health needs using he national standardized social determinants of health risk assessment protocol known as PRAPARE. The webinar will walk through different workflow models and their associated trade offs while also providing strategies to help health centers determine which models will work best in their own clinic's workflow. More Details...

Why Start a Postgraduate Residency Program? Building the Case for Your Organization (2016). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: No annotation provided by the authoring organization. More Details...

Why Collect Standardized Data on Social Determinants of Health?: A slide deck outlining the potential use of ICD10 coding for SDOH. (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource will equip health center stakeholders with the motivation, knowledge, and ability needed to collect and use standardized social determinants of health data. This resource describes the importance of collecting Standardized SDOH Data in the context of value based payment.  The resource reviews commonly used codes in ICD-10 that can help document SDOH.  Finally, the slide deck describes useful tools for collecting these data and what’s on the horizon for health centers to strengthen their efforts to move “upstream” in addressing health disparities. Download this slide deck below. More Details...

Who Are Frequent Users in Health and Housing Systems?: A Closer Look at Definitions Used by Communities to Identify the People Cycling Through the Crisis Care Systems (2015). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Is your community looking at how to identify the frequent users across multiple crisis care systems in an effort to deliver more effective services and save resources? This webinar highlights how various communities develop the criteria to define 'frequent user' across the systems of care and how to match data to identify those individuals. More Details...

What To Do When Diabetes Affects Your Mood (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: ​In this webinar participants will be able to identify the Health Resource Services Administration performance measures related to depression, describe symptoms of depression, understand how to encourage patients to control and manage their diabetes and depression​, and understand the principle barriers faced by patients in the control and management of their diabetes and depression More Details...

What Questions Should I Ask About My Health Insurance (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication is for patients to provide basic information about how health insurance may affect the cost of a visit. This document is editable and can be modified by the health center. More Details...

What MACRA Means for Health Centers: Payment reform and health center impact (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This HITEQ brief outlines Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) MACRA, what it signals for payment reform, and when it impacts health centers. Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) establishes the Quality Payment Program through the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Although most health centers are not affected by MACRA, they need to understand its components since MACRA reflects national trends to shift payment from volume- to value-based. This resource identifies several strategies health centers can take to respond to these shifting dynamics, even if MACRA requirements do not directly affect them for now. More Details...

Virtual Visits Fact Sheet for Consumers: What Should I Know? (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Fact Sheet for consumers outlining what they should know, top reasons why people are turning to telehealth, what’s needed and how it works. The fact sheet also lays out challenges, risks and other considerations for those thinking about integrating telehealth. Two-page fact sheet for consumers outlining what telehealth is, and what they should take into consideration if thinking about integrating telehealth into their practice. The fact sheet also lays out challenges, risks and other considerations for those thinking about integrating telehealth. More Details...

Virtual Training- Webinar Series, contains archived webinars on Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Colorectal Cancer Screenings, Trauma and Youth, Fostering Trauma-Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers, UDS Secondary Data Analysis (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This series contains archived webinars on Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Colorectal Cancer Screenings, Trauma and Youth, Fostering Trauma-Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers, and UDS Secondary Data Analysis. More Details...

Virtual Training- Webinar Series on Trauma Informed Care (2016). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Featuring nationally celebrated trauma expert Matt Bennett, this four-part webinar series examines how the Trauma-Informed Care paradigm can play a critical role not only in transforming providers’ approaches to care, but also in informing direct advocacy for real solutions to end homelessness. More Details...

Using your EHR for Population Health Management: A Cross-reference Tool (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers are interested in managing population health but may not have the budget needed to purchase specialty suites. This tool will guide health centers in leveraging the “built in” functionality of certified EHRs to perform PHM functions by mapping the native PHM functionality available in the common certified EHRs used by health centers.  The aim is to help health centers to understand where to start in implementing PHM using what they already have available to them. This Excel spreadsheet has three tabs. Be sure to read Tab 1, “Approach” for guidance in interpreting the information provided by this tool. Tab 2 provides a crosswalk between native certified-EHR functionality and the elements of PHM. Tab 3 contains links to EHR certification specifications on HealthIT.gov for assistance in interpreting EHR certification standards.   Background Health centers are interested in implementing population health management (PHM), but often lack the resources to purchase specialized PHM software suites to implement in conjunction with their EHR. We assessed the functionality of certified EHRs to assist health centers in utilizing native EHR capabilities to perform PHM functions.   Methods There is no standardized consensus definition of population health management (PHM). We conducted a review of the literature to identify models and elements of PHM to develop a framework for assessing the degree to which native EHR capabilities perform the functions of PHM. We synthesized results of a recent scoping review of the literature (see references) and a comparison of PHM vendor functionality to arrive at a working definition of PHM and its essential elements. Our working definition of PHM maps to the triple aim: Population Health Management is the set of activities that simultaneously improve the health status and health outcomes of a population while improving quality and reducing per capita costs. We synthesized the literature to develop a framework for the essential elements of PHM: Identify patient subpopulations by user selected parameters and perform risk stratification Examine detailed characteristics of patient subpopulations in terms of health status and outcomes, and trigger targeted care Track clinical performance measures to assess the effect and improve interventions Integrate Data - Input and aggregate data within the EHR database Share data with external systems Create and send notifications to provider and patient Aggregate and analyze data within EHR data base We then mapped the functionality included in certified EHR systems against these essential elements of PHM, to create the EHR-PHM Crosswalk presented on the next tab.   Workbook Contents Tab 1 - Approach Tab 2 - Crosswalk  This tab lists required functionality inherent to all certified EHRs. Columns show how this functionality maps to the elements of PHM. Tab 3 - Certification Detail  This tab provides links to the Certification Companion Guide on HealthIT.gov for convenient access to the specifications behind each certification requirement.   Conclusions Native EHR functionality can be used to perform the elements of PHM. Certified EHRs, regardless of vendor, may be used to implement a comprehensive PHM program that performs all of the essential elements of PHM. In addition, certified EHR functionality and the EHR data base may be used to underpin the more advanced analytics functionality, and a more robust PHM user interface provided by specialized PHM suites and EHR add-ons offered by vendors. What you can't do with a certified EHR alone: Successful, robust PHM that manages risk associated with a population of patients necessitates integrating data on utilization and cost of care provided outside of the primary care provider's EHR. This requires some form of data import and/or integration such as provided by a data warehouse, HIE, all-payer database, or other infrastructure. This infrastructure typically includes multi-source integration of data within and external to the organization; in-depth, robust analytics capabilities; and a menu-driven, user-friendly interface. These functionalities are NOT inherently provided through standard EHR certification requirements, but may be available in some vendors’ offerings as add-ons or bundled functionality.   For More Assistance Using the native functionality of EHRs to conduct PHM may require the availability of and expertise in additional tools such as registries, excel, SQL or a reporting tool such as Crystal Reports. For consulting and assistance in applying these tools to customize your EHR for PHM, request HITEQ technical assistance here.   References Steenkamer Betty M., Drewes Hanneke W., Heijink Richard, Baan Caroline A., and Struijs Jeroen N.. Population Health Management. February 2017, 20(1): 74-85. doi:10.1089/pop.2015.0149. Public Health Informatics Institute. 2016. "Population Health Management Software: An Opportunity to Advance Primary Care and Public Health Integration." Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute. Jeroen N. Struijs, Hanneke W. Drewes, Richard Heijink, Caroline A. Baan, How to evaluate population management? Transforming the Care Continuum Alliance population health guide toward a broadly applicable analytical framework, Health Policy, Volume 119, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 522-529, ISSN 0168-8510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.12.003.     More Details...

Using the Systems Usability Scale to Assess Patient Portal Systems: English and Spanish Templates (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: When deploying personal health information systems such as patient portals Health Centers will often encounter challenges in effectively engaging their patient population. Understanding where these challenges are originating can at times be difficult to determine. One obvious area of evaluation is in determining whether the system being deployed is appropriately usable for the population. When deploying personal health information systems such as patient portals Health Centers will often encounter challenges in effectively engaging their patient population. Understanding where these challenges are originating can at times be difficult to determine. One obvious area of evaluation is in determining whether the system being deployed is appropriately usable for the population. Patient perception of the overall usability of the patient portal system can be evaluated through use of survey instruments such as the Systems Usability Scale (SUS). SUS is a well-established and validated usability scale that helps to determine the value, ease and interest of users of a particular system. Located in the Downloads section below are English and Spanish SUS survey instruments. Also located below is a link to further information on leveraging the SUS measures.  More Details...

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 award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage 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.