Health Center Health Information Technology (HIT) Capabilities

National Data

Tables 3A through 9E

1362 Grantees

Line Measures Number of Health centers % of Total
1. Health centers that have an EHR installed and in use
1a. Yes, installed at all sites and used by all providers 1,324  97.21% 
1b. Yes, but only installed at some sites or used by some providers 29  2.13% 
  Total Health centers with EHR installed (Sum 1a+1b) 1,353  99.34% 
1c. Health centers who will install the EHR system in 3 months 0.00% 
1d. Health centers who will install the EHR system in 6 months 0.07% 
1e. Health centers who will install the EHR system in 1 year or more 0.44% 
1f. Health centers who have Not Planned on installing the EHR system 0.15% 
  Total Health centers with No EHR installed
(sum 1c+1d+1e+1f)
9  0.66% 
Total Health centers reported 1,362  100.00% 
2. Does your center send prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically? (Do not include faxing)    
a.  Yes 1,336  98.09% 
b.  No 13  0.95% 
c.  Not Sure 0.29% 
3. Does your center use computerized, clinical decision support such as alerts for drug allergies, checks for drug-drug interations, reminders for preventive screening tests, or other similar functions?    
a.  Yes 1,335  98.02% 
b.  No 10  0.73% 
c.  Not Sure 0.59% 
4. Does your center exchange clinical information electronically with other key providers/health care settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms, or subspecialty clinicians?    
  a.  Yes 1,141  83.77% 
  b.  No 199  14.61% 
  c.  Not Sure 13  0.95% 
5. Does your center engage patients through health IT such as patient portals, kiosks, secure messaging (i.e., secure email) either through the EHR or through other technologies?    
  a.  Yes 1,262  92.66% 
  b.  No 88  6.46% 
  c.  Not Sure 0.22% 
6. Does your center use the EHR or other health IT system to provide patients with electronic summaries of office visits or other clinical information when requested?    
  a.  Yes 1,317  96.70% 
  b.  No 32  2.35% 
  c.  Not Sure 0.29% 
7. How do you collect data for UDS clinical reporting (Tables 6B and 7)?    
  a.  We use the EHR to extract automated reports 622  45.67% 
  b.  We use the EHR but only to access individual patient charts 15  1.10% 
  c.  We use the EHR in combination with another data analytic system 712  52.28% 
  d.  We do not use the EHR 13  0.95% 
8. Are your eligible providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program commonly known as "Meaningful Use"?   
  a.  Yes 1,052  77.24% 
  b.  No 272  19.97% 
  c.  Not Sure 38  2.79% 
8a. If yes (a or b), at what stage of Meaningful Use (MU) are the majority (more than half) of your participating providers attested (i.e., what is the stage for which they most recently received incentive payments)?
  a. Received MU for Modified Stage 2 774  73.57% 
  b. Received MU for Stage 3 81  7.70% 
  c. Not sure 197  18.73% 
8b. If no (c only), are your eligible providers planning to participate? 85  55.19% 
9. Does your center use health IT to coordinate or to provide enabling services such as outreach, language translation, transportation, case management, or other similar services?   
  a. Yes 1,123  82.45% 
  b. No 239  17.55% 

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