The Community Health Access Network (CHAN) is the only
Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) in New Hampshire.
Established in 1995, CHAN has developed and supports an integrated
clinical and administrative system infrastructure for its ten
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) members which includes 3 Healthcare for the Homeless Programs.
Central to CHAN's focus has been the automation of the
primary care health record. CHAN's systems include a fully
integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR), GE Centricity, which supports
over 130 providers and partner hospitals. The EHR also has links to member
reference labs and four hospitals. The EHR is linked to the GE
Centricity Practice Management (PM) system and shares a common reporting
tool. The providers can also securely access the system remotely
to support offsite care.
CHAN also provides technical assistance and system
services to local collaborators and consultation to peers at a
Ed Burns, site editor for SearchBusinessAnalytics recently published an
article highlighting CHAN's implementation and use of Business Intelligence
reporting tools. These tools allow CHAN to create reports for the
members to assist them in managing the health of their patients.
You can access the article by clicking on the link
Network Information Officer
Information Technology Manager
Carlene Ferrier, RN, MPH
Quality Improvement Director