What are the benefits of a Health Center Controlled Network?
The benefits of a health center controlled network (HCCN) stem from the coordination of efforts. Individual organizations working in a collaborative environment can pool available resources to find the necessary expertise to manage and direct large projects, such as a health IT implementation. In addition, organizations can share specialized employees thus reducing personnel costs for individual providers. Collaboration also gives providers the opportunity to learn from and support each other through the successes and failure of the health information technology implementation process. Moreover, by engaging multiple providers, the collaborative process can promote community acceptance and foster a sense of purpose and progress towards achieving a common goal.
Additional financial incentives exist for collaboration. Federal programs favor collaborative efforts in making grant decisions. Thus, organizations and communities that work together have greater opportunities for receiving funding.
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