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Technical Assistance Call for Beacon Communities Supplemental Funding Final Progress Report October 04, 2012. Suma Nair, Director, OQD Anna Poker, Public Health Analyst, OQD Michelle Bright, Public Health Analyst, OAM U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Technical assistance call for beacon communities supplemental funding final progress report october 04 2012

Technical Assistance Call for Beacon Communities Supplemental Funding Final Progress ReportOctober 04, 2012

Suma Nair, Director, OQD

Anna Poker, Public Health Analyst, OQD

Michelle Bright, Public Health Analyst, OAM

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Bureau of Primary Health Care


Agenda

Agenda

  • Introduction

  • Review the EHB process for Final Reporting

  • Provide a summary of the Beacon Health Center Interim Progress Reports

  • Guidance with completing the Final Progress Reports

  • Timelines & Contacts

  • Q&As


Submitting the final beacon report in ehb

Submitting the Final Beacon Report in EHB

  • Navigating to the Report

  • Completing Your Report

  • Submitting Your Report

  • Resources

    • Beacon Final Progress Report questions:

      • Contact the Health Information and Technology (HIT) Branch at 301-594-0818 or at [email protected]

    • System issues and questions:

      • Contact the BPHC Helpline

        • Toll Free: 877-974-2742

        • Email: [email protected]

    • EHBs URL: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/login.asp


Hrsa onc beacon communities health center collaboration

HRSA/ONC Beacon Communities Health Center Collaboration

  • Purpose: To enable existing health centers located in Beacon Communities to participate in community-wide health care improvement initiatives that include a strong information technology component

  • Eligibility: Health Center Program grantees located within a Beacon Community Program service area as defined by counties and zip codes

  • Award Date: September 9, 2011

  • Awards: $8.5 million to fund 85 health centers in 15 of the 17 Beacon Communities

  • Project period: 1 year


Highlights from interim progress reports

Highlights from Interim Progress Reports

  • Use of funds to advance the HRSA/BPHC quality goals are

    • Advance QI reporting – 85%

    • Support PCMH recognition – 79%

    • Align with MU efforts – 73%

  • Collaborations

    • HIT Partners

      • BC, State HIE, REC, other federal partners

    • State and Local Partners

      • Medicaid, Hospitals

    • Safety Net Community partners

      • PCAs, HCCNs, other health centers

    • Academic institutions

      • Other


Highlights from interim progress reports cont

Highlights from Interim Progress Reports – cont.

  • Breakdown of clinical and non-clinical interventions

    • Vast majority choose a combination – 87%

      • Non-clinical – 11%; Clinical only – 2%

  • Main clinical intervention categories

    • Diabetes (65%)

    • Immunizations (51%)

    • Reducing ER Visits (39%)

    • Screening tests (38%)

    • Transitions in Care (38%)

  • Main non-clinical intervention categories

    • Health information exchange (78%)

    • EHR optimization (72%)

    • QI reporting (68%)

    • Building technical infrastructure (62%)

    • Workforce (40%)


Highlights from interim progress reports cont1

Highlights from Interim Progress Reports – cont.

  • Identified challenges

    • Process & Workflow issues – 41%

      • Refer patients to educational information

      • Getting screenings into daily routine

      • Compliance with alerts

    • EHR Implementation – 27%

      • Vendor delays and issues

      • Registry development

    • HIT System Issues – 24%

      • Customized interface development

      • Broadband infrastructure

    • Partnerships Issues – 16%

      • Business agreements

      • Consensus building


Highlights from interim progress reports cont2

Highlights from Interim Progress Reports – cont.

  • Lessons Learned categories

    • Workflow issues – 18%

      • Reporting accuracy – data reliability

      • Time and effort required

      • Workflow redesign

    • Partnerships and Collaboration – 18%

      • Vendor community

      • Multidisciplinary team buy-in

      • Working with other health care organizations

    • Training– 15%

      • Need for ongoing training

      • Software optimization

      • Patient training

    • EHR selection – 12%

      • Choosing the best system

      • Compatibility with HIE

    • Resource management – 12%

      • Use of staff

      • Use of systems

    • No response – 21%


Final beacon supplemental progress reports

Final Beacon Supplemental Progress Reports


Final beacon supplemental progress report guidelines

Final Beacon Supplemental Progress Report Guidelines

  • Update fields that correspond to application

    • Report only for 1YR duration of the award

    • Quantify your responses

  • Q #1 Clinical and non-clinical interventions

    • Describe Interventions

      • Current status

      • Key milestone

  • Q #2 Describe lessons learned and accomplishments

    • Progress to date

    • Lessons learned


Final beacon supplemental progress report guidelines1

Final Beacon Supplemental Progress Report Guidelines

  • Q #3 Project challenges and barriers

  • Q #4 Quality Improvement Initiatives

    • MU

    • PCMH

    • Clinical Outcomes

  • Q #5 Identify collaborative partners


Timelines contacts

Timelines & Contacts

  • October 1, 2012

    • Reports released in EHB

  • October 31, 2012

    • Final report due

  • Program related questions

    • Anna Poker: [email protected] 301-443-1866

  • Budget related questions

    • Brian Feldman:[email protected] 301-443-3190

  • Electronic submission questions

    • BPHC Helpline: [email protected] 1-877-974-2742

  • Technical assistance resources

    • http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/beacon/


  • Final beacon supplemental progress reports1

    Final Beacon Supplemental Progress Reports

    Q&A


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