Community Health Center Information Systems Assessment: Issues and Opportunities. Final Report. Health Center Information Systems and Vendors


This section presents high level trends in the use of information systems across the range of primary health care providers in the United States. This information was obtained from a review of recent publications in the area of health information technology as well as detailed conversations with thought leaders on the major systems related issues facing primary health care providers. In particular, we queried industry thought leaders on aspects of information systems most relevant for CHCs including implementation of practice management and electronic medical records systems and HIPAA compliance. We also include information on selected vendors in this area. Because thought leaders estimate that there are over 1,000 current vendors of electronic health record or practice management applications, it was beyond the scope of this study to exhaustively list and describe these vendors.  In sections that follow we present information from our more detailed research using company websites, on vendors identified as particularly relevant to community-based providers such as CHCs.

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