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A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

After careful consideration over the last few months, the Board of Directors has decided that the Harris County Healthcare Alliance has served its purpose and should come to an end.  We are very proud of the many successes the Alliance has been able to achieve since its inception and believe that the Alliance has played an important role in facilitating collaboration in the healthcare community. Thank you all for the work you have been a part of these past years in helping create a stronger and more cohesive healthcare system throughout Houston and Harris County.

Connecting for a Healthy Community

Connecting for a Healthy Community

Healthconnect Update: April 2014

Greater Houston Healthconnect (Healthconnect), the organization that is creating a network for shared electronic health records (EHRs) across the community’s healthcare providers, is finally reaching that tipping point of achieving critical mass. The process has taken several years, but when enough people and providers are enrolled and participating, the area-wide system will prove highly efficient and effective.

Three local health centers have stepped up as “thought leaders” to help Healthconnect get there—via a project called "Connecting for a Healthy Community." With support from the Community Clinic Funders' Collaborative (CCFC), the project was designed to provide the area’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) with resources for planning and management of the electronic connectivity process.

Read more: Connecting for a Healthy Community

83rd Texas Post-Legislative Conference Press Release

83rd Texas Post-Legislative Conference Focuses on ACA Rollout

Keynote Speaker is Marge McColl Petty, Health and Human Services’ Director of Region VI

(HOUSTON, TX) September 26, 2013 - As everything else in today’s healthcare community, the 83rd Texas Post-Legislative Conference is focused on the impending rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The conference, which occurs on the eve of enrollment opening on October 1, brings several heavyweights to Houston, including Marge McColl Petty, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Director of Region VI, (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX), who is scheduled to speak at 10:05 a.m.

Read more: 83rd Texas Post-Legislative Conference Press Release

Federally Facilitated Exchanges-Policy Brief

One of the key mechanisms for expanding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is the creation of new state-based health insurance exchanges. Starting with an “open enrollment” period in October 2013, people who do not have access to affordable insurance through an employer and who do not qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be able to purchase “qualified health plans” through these exchanges, most likely to be accessed by many consumers through new websites. Federal subsidies will be available through exchanges to make coverage more affordable for low-income people. The new coverage purchased through exchanges will take effect in January 2014.

This policy brief explores the issues now arising as the federally facilitated exchanges are being shaped. 

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Read more: Federally Facilitated Exchanges-Policy Brief

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