Trillium Health Awarded Two Quality Badges
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Trillium Health Awarded Two Quality Badges

Oct 7, 2022

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognizes community health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology

October 7, 2022 (ROCHESTER, NY) — Trillium Health is proud to announce that it has been awarded two badges by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to recognize its achievement in two areas: Addressing Social Risk Factors and Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality. HRSA awards these badges to recognize health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology.

Addressing Social Risk Factors

The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services. Health centers must meet the following two criteria:

  • Collect data on patient social risk factors
  • Increase the proportion of patients receiving enabling services between consecutive Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting years

Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality

The Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality badge recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:

  1. Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system
  2. Offers telehealth services
  3. Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
  4. Engages patients through health IT
  5. Collects data on patient social risk factors

“We’re so honored to be recognized by HRSA,” said Andrea DeMeo, President and CEO of Trillium Health. “As a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, our goal is to provide extraordinary care to our patients, regardless of ability to pay. We’re proud of our commitment to promoting health equity by addressing the social determinants of health, and we’re dedicated to using technology to increase access to care.”

About Trillium Health

Trillium Health is a Community Health Center that provides extraordinary care for all, including LGBTQ+ health, ensuring equitable, judgement-free, and affordable care. We believe that everyone who walks through our doors deserves high quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or ethnicity. For more information, please visit www.trilliumhealth.org