Community Health Center Information Systems Assessment: Issues and Opportunities. Final Report. 3. Key Findings


Health center collaborative information systems activities in Philadelphia follow a different model than those observed in other sites in that key stakeholders made an active decision not to implement a community-wide practice management application. While respondents at HFP and consolidated health centers acknowledged the importance of practice management as the core application necessary for effective health center administration, they decided against the feasibility and desirability of implementing a community-wide solution. We describe the approach that lead to this decision and the model ultimately adopted by the HFP in the paragraphs that follow.

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