Forums & User Groups
As we work to meet the cost and quality goals of health care reform, ongoing support for enhanced health information systems and technology at health centers will be crucial. In many ways, Massachusetts community health centers have made significant headway in planning for, obtaining and implementing electronic medical records (EMR). All of the state's community health centers have completed EMR implementations. Providing broad support for the implementation of EMR across the health center network will enhance innovative care management initiatives and ultimately ensure the success of health care reform in low-income communities.
The League hosts user groups across all EHR varieties in hopes of aggregating and sharing best practices so that each and every center is able to optimize the value of their EHR tools. Additionally, the League hosts supplemental forums where health center members gather to discuss topics related to their team roles.
One such forum focuses on IT and provides the opportunity for health center staff responsible for information systems and technology to discuss recent trends, respond to state and federal policy affecting health center payment and reporting systems, and define possible group technology projects.
Users Groups and Forums occur regularly:
- eCW Users Group
- NextGen Users Group
- OCHIN/Epic Users Group
- Athena Users Group
- CHC IT Forum
- QI/Nurse Managers Forum
- DRVS Users Group
Interesting in joining an upcoming user group? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, and group of interest.