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The role of networks in improving quality of electronic records in community health centres

 

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The role of networks in improving quality of electronic records in community health centres

In this briefing, researchers describe how networks helped community health centres (CHCs) to use electronic health records (EHRs) to improve chronic and preventive care.

It finds that networks made EHR software easier to use for chronic and preventive care and developed reports on provider performance and on patients needing services. It concludes that to help networks support CHCs’ quality improvement, policies should increase funding to higher performing, quality-focused networks and provide incentives for CHCs to share resources with the network and each other. More …….