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Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) provide valuable opportunities for health centers to optimize limited resources.  Many health centers have found that partnering with a HCCN has provided substantial value to their operations in terms of quality and overall organizational performance.  Partnering with an HCCN can also substantially decrease a health center's HIT investment and increase its Return on Investment (ROI).

6/3/10 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $83.9 million in grants to help networks of health centers adopt electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT) systems. Read MoreDefinition: HRSA defines a HCCN as a Network controlled by and acting on behalf of the health center(s), as defined and funded under Section 330(e)(1)(C) of the PHS Act, as amended. The term “controlled” means that the health center(s) have the authority to collectively appoint a minimum of 51 percent of the board members in the Network. The HCCN must consist of at least three collaborator organizations.

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Find a HCCN by name, type of EHR, type of practice management system or type of grant

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How to apply for an indirect Cost Rate - The HHS Division of Cost Allocation (DCA) reviews and negotiates facility and administrative indirect cost rates. Visit the DCA website at for information on rate agreements, the application process, and contact information for the four DCA field offices.

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