Health Center Controlled Networks

Overview

Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are groups of health centers working together to address operational and clinical challenges related to the use of health information technology (HIT). HCCNs support the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan by helping health centers improve access to care, enhance quality of care, and achieve cost efficiencies through the redesign of practices. Approximately 70% of health centers currently participate in a HRSA-funded HCCN.  

HCCNs provide specialized technical and training assistance (T/TA) to participating health centers to leverage economies of scale, such as group purchasing power, shared resources and training, and data analytics expertise to support quality measurement and improvement, and the ability to share and apply lessons learned across providers.

Health centers can participate in only one HRSA-funded HCCN for the purposes of receiving support in the areas described in the current HCCN grant goals. Health centers may work with both HRSA-funded and other HCCNs for any service outside of the current grant goals.

Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Offered

HCCNs provide T/TA at no charge to assist participating health centers to:

Additional Tools and Resources

Other HIT T/TA support and information for health centers and HCCNs is available below.