Blue Shield of California Foundation Awards SFCCC $135,000 Grant To Improve Data Capacity of SFCCC Partner Health Centers

Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) announced that it was awarding the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) $135,000 to improve the data collection, analysis, and sharing capacity of its partner community health centers.
By improving understanding and use of data, community health centers will be able to provide better quality care to the low-income, uninsured, working poor and homeless patients they serve. This grant will help further the development of the culture of data-driven performance including data collection, validation, analysis, and utilization. And it supports our goal of optimal care for the patients our member community health centers serve. This is one of nine grants BSCF made to clinic consortia in California to advance efforts to use financial, clinical, and operational indicators to improve health centers’ performance. With these indicators, health centers will know the demographics of their clients, chronic conditions that need to be managed, and areas of care that need to be improved. Ultimately, these data will be critical to tying payment to health outcomes when health reform is fully implemented, helping community health centers be competitive providers offering quality care to their patients.