Health Choice Network, Inc. (HCN) has a long-standing history of working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to optimize technology, develop leading practices and facilitate collaboration amongst our health centers and community partners to improve our community's quality of care. HCN members are actively engaged in quality improvement activities for their patients and are constantly seeking innovative solutions, including staying abreast of the most current technology, patient care strategies, research and care team engagement tactics, to bring forth to the populations they serve.
Health Care Quality Institute (HCQI)
Health Care Quality Institute (HCQI) is a series of workshops offered throughout the year to member health centers and stakeholders. HCQI Workshops are focused on leading health initiatives and quality improvement tactics to help drive continued improvement within our FQHCs.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
HCN's Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certified Content Experts provide hands on technical expertise, training in medical home best practices and ongoing education to ensure the team is knowledgeable on the most current PCMH standards.
Quality Initiative Reporting
HCN’s quality focus team is dedicated to ensuring our centers strive to reach their continuous quality improvement goals. Members are provided with advanced tools to ensure they can efficiently report and monitor their quality initiatives and provide direct assistance and training to successfully navigate these challenging programs, including:
HCN has been leading innovations in technology for more than 20 years and is committed to providing the latest solutions that will readily position our centers for a competitive value-based market. HCN's population health strategy encompasses tools and resources allowing centers to optimize their staffing resources appropriately while efficiently targeting patients for enhanced care oversight. Our team guides our centers on how to effectively stratify their patient populations and implement valuable workflows to help target and engage our centers’ highly complex and rising risk populations.
Key Health Initiatives
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
Diabetes presents a complex health condition that impacts the quality of life for our patients when not well managed and poses significant financial implications to our health system. HCN is committed to providing relevant and timely resources, including training, education, best practices, and other innovative ideas for our centers as they continue to advance diabetic care.
Improving Cardiovascular Health
HCN partners with the American Heart Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to improve the cardiovascular health of our centers' patients. Through both the Target BP and Million Hearts initiative, our centers have access to the latest research, tools, and resources to focus efforts on how to reduce the number of patients who have heart attacks and strokes.
Tackling the Opioid Crisis
Integrating primary care and behavioral health is more important now than ever in identifying and treating patients afflicted by an opioid use disorder. HCN works with our centers’ clinical leadership to provide tailored programs focused on ensuring access to treatment protocols and properly training care team members to fight this epidemic and to guarantee prevention strategies are deployed.
Ending the HIV Epidemic
In alignment with our clinical priority focus areas, HCN has partnered with Gilead Science’s Frontlines Of Communities in the United States (FOCUS) program, to move the needle on local & national goals to End the HIV Epidemic by 2030. Through our partnership, HCN is working with community health centers across the network to increase HIV testing and build strong HIV programming to support the Four pillars of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.
HCN actively participates in research and education activities directly benefiting the patients, practices and communities in our network. HCN partners with health center-controlled networks and academic institutions to conduct quality, secondary data analysis and community-driven research. An important aim is to help strengthen the capacity of member health centers to expand their research infrastructure and engagement.
HCN's research priorities are developed in collaboration with health center leadership and key stakeholders.