NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to provide this site visit report from our recent visit to health centers and safety net health clinics in San Francisco, CA. This site visit was conducted as part of “Assessment of Health IT and Data Exchange in Safety Net Providers” a project sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation ( ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS). ASPE is conducting this project in close collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration ( HRSA).
As with other site visit reports produced as part of this project, we begin by presenting background information on health centers in San Francisco with a specific focus on clinics associated a network, the San Francisco Community Clinics Consortium (SFCCC). We then describe major health IT and data exchange activities taking place among safety net providers in the city and elaborate on opportunities and challenges associated with those activities. We end with a set of conclusions and issues to consider when drafting our final report.