Traditional public health crisis response too often is reactive. The government usually swings into action and throws funding at the problem, the crisis fades and the investments and lessons fade away as well. For COVID-19, NACHC proposed to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rapidly create a reusable infrastructure that could spin up a COVID registry but also be used to power analytics for other NACHC-CDC public health efforts. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic can be used as an opportunity to advance electronic data extraction and reuse, build community networks of care using technology tools and invite our partners to participate in health interoperability approaches of the future.
Review data analytics from nearly a million FQHC patients in 2020 to understand the trajectory of the pandemic
Understand how the NACHC data infrastructure seeks to streamline and amplify FQHC data for public health programs and surveillance and how that approach can be used to augment FQHC response to COVID-19
To look at COVID-19-related opportunities to extend community health interoperability as an enduring, value-added component of FQHC operations
Community Health Center Association of Mississippi
RN, BSN, MS,
Chief Informatics Officer/Deputy Director,