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Community Health Network in Houston Leverages Open Source Tech to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Undaunted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network (SFA) responded to the crisis by leveraging open source technology to reach out to their patients and victims of the hurricane in areas of Texas that are virtually inaccessible. The Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) covering Brazoria County, is one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey and currently recovering. Using an advanced cloud-based version of the OpenEMR software, the SFA Community Health Network has been able to treat patients in clinics physically unreachable by their medical providers.

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VA HBPC Provides Model For Medicare, Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | November 5, 2012

Based on its ability to manage patient care and costs effectively, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program for providing home-based primacy care (HBPC) should serve as a model for improving similar Medicare programs, according to a recent report by the American Action Forum. Read More »