Community Health Center Information Systems Assessment: Issues and Opportunities. Final Report. 2.2 Respondent Characteristics

10/30/2005

Table 1 below describes the respondents interviewed during the site visit and provides some brief background on each organization that participated in the study. We have categorized health center respondents using OCHIN’s terminology:

  • “Integrated Practice Management (IPM) Partners” are health centers that have a legal agreement with OCHIN to utilize the Epic practice management software and its related connectivity, user support and data management services;
  • “Collaborators” are health centers that do not yet use the Epic software but may submit data for the data warehouse initiative or enter into formal service arrangements with OCHIN once the network rolls out an electronic medical record product.
Table 1: Overview of Respondent Organizations
Respondent Organization

Type

Description

Consolidated Health Center Respondents

Multnomah County Health Department IPM partner Multnomah County Health Department is both a county health department and consolidated health center located in Portland, OR.  It is the largest consolidated health center in the state.  In 2002, the consolidated health center served 52,569 patients in 233,342 annual visits.
Klamath Open Door Clinic IPM partner Klamath Open Door Clinic is a stand-alone rural community health center and consolidated health center located approximately 280 miles south of Portland in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  It has two sites that service around 4,500 patients annually and saw 17,230 encounters in 2001.
Tillamook County Health Department IPM partner The Tillamook County Health Department is both a rural county health department and consolidated health center located in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Its five sites served around 6,000 patients with 20,437 encounters in 2001.
Virginia Garcia Memorial IPM partner Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is a stand-alone consolidated health center centered in rural Cornelius, Oregon. Their five sites serve 15,000 patients annually with 48,402 visits in 2001.
Pike Market Medical Clinic IPM partner Pike Market Medical Clinic is a stand-alone consolidated health center located in Seattle, WA.  The site provides around 25,000 visits to 3,500 patients annually.
Ochoco Community Clinic IPM partner Ochoco Community Clinic is a small-sized stand-alone consolidated health center located in central Prineville, Oregon, making it the Eastern-most IPM partner.  Its rural site provided 1,900 patient visits in 2002 and is expanding.
Clackamas County Health Division IPM partner The Clackamas County Health Division is a public health division that also provides primary care services and is located in Oregon City, OR.  The site served 11,070 patients in 2002 in 29,230 visits.
La Clinica del Valle Collaborator La Clinica del Valle is a federally supported stand-alone community/migrant health center located in rural Medford, Oregon. Its three sites service around 7,800 patients annually with 25,137 encounters in 2002 and it is expanding. 

 

Respondent Organization

Type

Description

Consolidated Health Center Respondents (continued)

Outside In Collaborator Outside In is a stand-alone consolidated health center serving primarily homeless youth, located in Portland, Oregon.  Its one site saw 7,700 patient visits last year.  It is a member of the Coalition of Community Clinics, a network of 11 small, community-based providers that serve the needs of vulnerable populations in the Portland metropolitan area.  
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Collaborator  The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency is a large department in the county of Santa Cruz, California which houses two consolidated health centers.  The Agency is in the process of becoming an IPM partner.  
Northwest Human Services Outside OCHIN Northwest Human Services is a stand-alone consolidated health center located in Salem, OR.  The two health center sites served 10,000 patients in 38,959 visits in 2002.   

Non-Consolidated Health Center Respondents

Oregon Community Health Information Network State — leadership The Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN), is an independent non-profit collaborative of consolidated health centers and other stakeholders that works to strengthen the health care safety net through improved IS and management services. 
CareOregon Medicaid Managed Care Plan CareOregon, a (501(c)3) is Oregon’s largest Medicaid managed care plan with over 80,000 members.  It served as OCHIN’s administrative home until September 2003.
Oregon Primary Care Association State — Public Health The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is a non-profit advocacy and member association that offers technical assistance to its safety net consolidated health center members to increase their efficiency and quality and to help them operate as a business.  OPCA had a role in writing the original Community Access Program (CAP) grant for OCHIN’s initial funding.
State Primary Care Office State — Public Health The State Primary Care Office (State PCO), and specifically its health systems planning division, helps determine where shortages of health professionals exist in the state as well as where under-served populations exist.
Office of Medical Assistance Programs State — Medicaid The Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) manages the medical and dental services of the Oregon (Medicaid) Health Plan.  OMAP helped develop the data infrastructure and helped to finance the OCHIN program. 
Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research State — Public Health The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) is a state agency that provides health research, health policy analysis and technical expertise to the Governor, legislators and communities. 
Oregon Department of Human Services State — Public Health The state Department of Human Services (DHS) sets public health policy and provides administrative and technical assistance to county health departments and other local collaborators who deliver services in the community.
Wallace Medical Concern Urgent Care Center Wallace Medical Concern is a private, non-profit clinic that caters urgent care services to low-income, uninsured populations.  The clinic is located in Portland, OR.  The clinic receives no federal funding, provides only  urgent care services, and does not bill for its services, and is therefore being treated as an outlier for the purposes of this summary.

 

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