Community Health Integrated Partnership, Inc. (CHIP) is a Maryland health center controlled network (HCCN) founded in 1996 by eight federally qualified health centers as a “horizontal” network.
CHIP operates a Management Services Organization (MSO), providing expertise and related services for hosted HIT applications (EHRS and PMS). From 2001 – 2003, CHIP successfully implemented and supported the Allscripts Professional PMS for seven of its members, with an new member implemented in 2008. Between 2008 and September 2010 , seven (7) EHRS implementations were successfully completed, including the activation of lab interfaces with Quest and LabCorp and e-prescribing. CHIP supports 500+ users on the HIT applications via a Tier 1 Help Desk six days a week.
CHIP has a highly qualified team with 20+ years of experience, skills and knowledge to guide the implementation and ongoing support process.
Year Founded: 1996
Number of Employees: 22
EHR Vendors and Relationship
- Partner since: 2007
- Hosted by: Locally hosted and supported by CHIP
- Current version: GE Centricity, v. 9.5
- Practices live: 7 Federally Qualified Health Centers with 25 delivery locations
Additional Services Provided
- EHR product training
- Network connectivity
- Hardware installation and support
- EHR customization services
- Level 1 telephone support for all EHR services
- Other: Project Management Solution
The CHIP Implementation process is a proven methodology utilized during the installation of the EHRS with our existing clients. The process begins with an initial discussion to outline the client’s organizational and technical infrastructure. This information is applied to the CHIP EHRS project plan which contains objectives such as, but not limited to, Health Center Infrastructure Reengineering, Workflow Discovery, Interface Planning & Testing, Training, Go Live Support.
During the infrastructure reengineering phase, CHIP will review the organization’s current disaster recovery, downtime and remote access policies. CHIP is able provide assistance in developing these documents with the organization to ensure compliance with privacy and security of personal health information through the use of best practices. The practice and workflow discovery process involves all levels of health center staff from front desk to nurses to physician to performance improvement coordinators. This process highlights the areas where the HIT applications may impact the current staff responsibilities. This serves as a key component in understanding the organization and assists in the application content and training program development.CHIP’s connection to the CRISP HIE will be utilized to connect additional practices for the exchange of patient data between multiple sources. Meaningful use education is conducted through various methods – EHRS Workshops, Clinical Leadership meetings, webinars, etc. The editing of the clinical content within the EMR to capture the MU measures will involve CHIP’s Forms Development Specialist and Programmer Analyst team along with the PPCP.
Do you assist Providers with EHR’s that you do not support?
Yes, our MSO assists practices regardless of the EHR platform they use.
Do any of your EHR offerings have the ability to connect to the CRISP HIE?
This is a work in progress with the CRISP HIE Team currently.