Cabarrus Health Center gets grant
U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan today announced that Cabarrus Community Health Centers Inc. in Concord will receive $99,941 for the adoption of health information technology (HIT) to support long-term improvements in quality of care, health outcomes and cost efficiencies.
“North Carolina’s community health centers ensure that our most vulnerable populations can access affordable health care services,” said Hagan, who serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
“Health information technology is instrumental in reaching and treating members of the community. This grant will help Cabarrus Community Health Centers strengthen their HIT infrastructure to provide higher quality care and make health care more accessible for the community.”
The grant, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will enable Cabarrus Community Health Centers to participate in network-wide health care improvement initiatives that include a strong information technology component.
Community health centers serve 23 million people nationally. Ninety-three percent of health center patients nationwide live below 200 percent of the poverty line, which is less than $44,000 a year for a family of four. Close to half of the patients nationally also do not have health insurance.