Health Choice Network becomes the first Safety Net Provider Network hosted by Epic offering Community Health Centers a fully integrated Enterprise Ecosystem Solution.
September 14, 2021 – Health Choice Network (HCN), the first nation-wide collaboration of health centers based in Miami, Florida with over 2.6 million unique patient lives, announces a new partnership with Epic to expand its health information technology services portfolio. This $400M investment on behalf of health centers is the largest of its kind in the health center movement. Epic is the leading healthcare software company in the US with the most widely used and comprehensive health records system. Through this partnership, HCN will expand our current offerings for an exclusive health center and safety-net provider “only” model. Health centers will now have a fully integrated Primary Care, Oral Health, Behavioral Health, Specialty Care, Pharmacy, and Population Health electronic health record (EHR) software to achieve better outcomes and access for patient care.
HCN understands community health center’s need to innovate, collaborate and engage in order to create more efficient workflows and enhance the quality of care within the communities they serve. With Epic, HCN health center partners will benefit from a seamless and integrated application with convenient access to a system designed to simplify and improve the overall patient care experience for outpatient healthcare delivery while integrating with our hospital, managed care, and quality improvement partners. The “Tailored to Fit” model, solution, and applications are based on the goals set by health center CEOs’ to increase quality, productivity, mobility and digital health solutions, and improve reimbursement for high-quality care.
“The HCN Board of Directors’ vision has always included an integrated model for quality health care for all. Our partnership with Epic now allows the technology to finally catch up to the goals established over 27 years ago at Health Choice Network and our affiliated organizations and partners,” said Alejandro M. Romillo, President and CEO of Health Choice Network.
The opportunity does not stop with an EHR, the partnership provides health centers an annual set 10-year proforma and return on investment (ROI) strategy for the fully integrated platform across the Network. The model is designed around the “greater good” strategy of, the more organizations join the Network, the greater the savings. This forward-thinking collaboration is a unique opportunity for health centers and safety-net providers to be part of a major platform re-design to remove all previous barriers for adoption or conversion, one-time costs, training costs, and implementation costs, while integrating with local health care partners.
The Network provides a platform with a comprehensive ecosystem of solutions including:
- Access to data and clinical research studies and projects
- Integrated time, financial, and spend management for all finance accounting transparency needs
- The aptitude to forecast infrastructure needs to lessen the rising costs associated with backend operations versus advancing the clinical staff and care support solutions
HCN is uniquely positioned to support healthcare transformation with our health center led accountable care organizations, value-based services contracts, and annual enterprise planning investments, needed to remain at the forefront of today’s quality based and technology-driven environment. Together, we can remove barriers, reinvent workflows, and unite to improve quality and access for all.
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About Health Choice Network
Health Choice Network, Inc. (HCN) is a successful nation-wide collaboration among health centers, health center-controlled networks and partners. By providing key business services in financial, managed care and billing support, strategic initiatives and the latest in health information technology, participants can improve patient outcomes through increased efficiencies and more accessible care in underserved communities. Operating in over sixteen states serving approximately 2.6 million patients, HCN is recognized as a leader in the integration of health information technology among health centers and safety net providers.