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Missouri Quality Improvement Network

Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are collaborative groups of health centers addressing operational and clinical challenges related to health information technology (HIT). The Missouri Quality Improvement Network (MOQuIN)/Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) has been an HCCN grantee funded by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) since 2010. MOQuIN supports health centers in three target areas that were prescribed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and that align with current initiatives of health center focus:

  • Enhancing Patient and Provider Experience

  • Advancing Interoperability

  • Using Data to Enhance Value

What We Do

MOQuIN convenes peer groups for Clinical Care Teams, Electronic Health Records users, Quality Improvement and Data Leads to support the needs of our participating health centers and to offer a platform to share best practices, work on resolutions to issues and to improve patient outcomes through peer-to-peer collaboration and technology-enabled health information exchange (HIE) initiatives.

MOQuIN works with the health centers to collaborate and help facilitate new services and contracts for Health Information Technology, Analytics Platforms, and Health Information Exchange.

MOQuIN provides technical assistance and trainings on relevant initiatives, i.e. use of analytics reports, roll out of Evidence Based Care tools (guidelines, protocols and clinical decision support tools), and topic specific sessions based on the ever-changing environment.

Who We Serve


Currently, twenty-five (HCCN) MOQuIN member health centers participate in the HCCN Program.

Project Timelines

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2022 (H2QCS30275)
May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2023 (HQCCS41876)

Project Partners

Strategic Partners:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA)

  • National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Focus Areas


Goal A: Improving Patient and Provider Experience

  • Use Health IT to Facilitate Patients’ Access to Their Person Health Information

  • Using Health IT to Improve Engagement of Patients with Health Care Teams

  • Improve Health IT Usability to Minimize Provider Burden


Goal B: Advancing Interoperability

  • Complete a Security Risk Analysis and Have a Breach Mitigation and Response Plan

  • Increasing Continuity of Care by Making new Health Information Exchange connections

  • Consolidating Clinical and Non Clinical Data to Optimize Care Coordination and Workflows


Goal C: Use of Data To Enhance Value

  • Improve Capacity for Data Standardization, Management & Analysis

  • Supporting Health Centers Coordinated, Effective Interventions using Aggregate and Patient Level Data on Social risk Factors

  • Inform Delivery of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Patient Access



This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H2QCE30275, Health Center Controlled Networks, for $910,000 and grant number HQCCS41876, for $227,500. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

For more Project information, please contact Shannon Bafaro, Director of Value Based Care, by email ( or phone (573-636-4222).


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