What is IQIN?
IPHCA will receive up to nearly $1.9 million in federal funding over the next three years to support eighteen of Indiana’s Community Health Centers in their efforts to improve the care they provide to their patients. This funding will be used to establish the Indiana Quality Improvement Network (IQIN).
The IQIN is supported by Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase health information technology support and enhance quality improvement efforts across the participating health centers. The eighteen IQIN Community Health Centers operate 117 primary care sites across Indiana, serving 360,000 patients and providing over 1.2 million visits annually. These health centers will work together to improve access to care, enhance quality of care and achieve cost efficiencies through the redesign of practices to integrate services, optimize patient outcomes, or negotiate managed care contacts on behalf of participating members.
Within the HCCN, individual health centers work together to share resources, leverage buying power (e.g. discounted software), enhance access to information and promote guidelines on best practices, as well as provide support for achieving quality of care and operational goals. Networks support member health centers in their shared mission to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services to medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
Core Objectives of IQIN
What IQIN can do for your Health Center
Core Objective A: Health IT Implementation and Meaningful Use
Goal A1: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers with an ONC-certified EHR system in use.
Goal A2: Increase the percentage of Meaningful Use eligible providers at Participating Health Centers receiving incentive payments from CMS for meeting Meaningful Use requirements.
Core Objective B: Data Quality and Reporting
Goal B1: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers that electronically extract data from an EHR to report all UDS Clinical Quality Measure data on all of their patients.
Goal B2: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers generating quality improvement reports at the site and clinical team levels.
Goal B3: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers that integrate data from different service types and/or providers (e.g., behavioral health, oral health).
Core Objective C: Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Population Health Management
Goal C1: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers that improve care coordination through health information exchange with unaffiliated providers or entities.
Goal C2: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers using health information exchange to support population health management.
Core Objective D: Quality Improvement
Goal D1: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers that meet or exceed Healthy People 2020 goals on at least five selected UDS Clinical Quality Measures.
Goal D2: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Centers that improved the value, efficiency, and/or effectiveness of health center services.
Goal D3: Increase the percentage of Participating Health Center sites that have current PCMH recognition.