Each year, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program awards Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges to health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.
Ritchie Regional Health Center is very pleased to announce we received 4 badges this year:
Access Enhancer - Increases the total number of patients served and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.
Health Disparities Reducer - Demonstrates improvements in select CQMs during consecutive UDS reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic groups; or meets established benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year.
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality - Meets all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health data to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) - Encompasses five functions and attributes: Comprehensive Care, Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care, Accessible Services, Quality and Safety.