266638 Utilizing the Pacific Innovation Collaborative (PIC) data repository and online reporting system to promote meaningful use of centralized community health center data for underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & other Pacific Islander patients

Monday, October 29, 2012

Heather Law, MA , Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oakland, CA
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD , Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oakland, CA
Jeffrey Caballero, MPH , Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oakland, CA
The Pacific Innovation Collaborative (PIC), a network between the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and several of its member health organizations in Hawaii and Washington was formed to help Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) maximize utilization and promote meaningful use of Electronic Health and Medical Records. The PIC network developed the necessary electronic infrastructure, including a central data repository and online reporting system to better evaluate and assess the cost-effectiveness and quality of care provided to high-risk low income Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) patients. To our knowledge, this is the first repository of its kind designed to aggregate high-risk low income AA&NHOPI patient information and clinical performance measures. The PIC infrastructure currently serves as a foundation for several of AAPCHO's Health Information Technology (HIT) initiatives, which involves partnerships with FQHCs serving uninsured and underserved AA&NHOPI populations. These initiatives include programs with networks in pay-for-performance, enabling services, and patient-centered outcomes research. The ultimate goal is to influence future policies by developing and utilizing tools to collect and provide critical data from FQHCs serving high-risk low-income AA&NHOPI patients. AAPCHO's objectives to achieving this goal include utilizing the PIC network's infrastructure to address the barriers and challenges these health centers face when implementing and standardizing health center HIT, and developing best practices and methods for resource challenged FQHCs to meet meaningful use criteria.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Explain how meaningful use of technology at FQHCs can be used to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care to low-income, high-risk, and underserved AA&NHOPI patients Discuss the different methods of implementing meaningful use at FQHCs

Keywords: Asian and Pacific Islander, Community Health Centers

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conducted the research listed in the abstract. My education includes a MA in Asian American Studies and graduate-level training in Medical Sociology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.