When you first access the tool, the following page is displayed:
You can search by any combination of the criteria below. When you are ready to start the search, click the "Search!" button. None of the criteria is required. If no criteria is specified, the search returns all the HCCNs in the U.S. and Territories by name, in an alphabetic order. If your search gets no result, you can try using fewer, or different, criteria.
If you specify a particular State from the drop-down list, then your search result page will always show the results in or near this State first. This criterion does not limit the results returned.
If there are multiple pages in the results, the first page shows the nearest ten HCCNs to your search State, and the last page shows the ones that are farthest from the center of the specified State. The results are sorted by proximity to the center of the specified State. So for a State with an irregular geometry shape like California, you may see an HCCN located in another State, say Nevada, displayed as the nearest HCCN.
You can enter part or all of the HCCN name. The tool will find all the HCCNs whose names contain the phrase (including white spaces) you specified. For example, if you enter "Health Network" the tool will limit the results to HCCNs whose name contain the phrase "Health Network". It does not select HCCNs based on each word individually.
You can search for HCCN's based on their participation in Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) grant programs. Choose from the drop-down list.
You can search for HCCN's based on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor(s) used. Choose a vendor from the drop-down list. This will limit the search results to the HCCNs which have indicated that they use this particular vendor, either as the sole vendor or one of several vendors.
You can search for HCCN's based on the Practice Management System (PMS) vendor(s) used. Choose a vendor from the drop-down list. This will limit the search results to the HCCNs which have indicated that they use this particular vendor, either as the sole vendor or one of several vendors.
Data Currentness & Problems
At the bottom part of the window, you will find the currentness of the data used by this tool, as well as contact information for the HRSA Call Center in case you need to report a problem. The same information is displayed on the Search Results pages.