The Unique Health IT Needs of Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers (CHCs) offer a wide range of services, and as such, need a solution that can handle all of their health IT needs.

The primary care, behavioral and mental health departments of CHCs need an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution to handle patient charts, medications, e-prescribing, protocol management, order tracking and management, clinical decision support and more. Most CHCs also offer dental services, and thus need Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and dental imaging solutions, as well. CHCs need Practice Management software to handle the billing for all departments. Select vendors offer all of these solutions; in this case, the EHR, Practice Management, EDR and DI solutions should either interface seamlessly or be fully integrated on a single platform.