Uniform Data System (UDS) Data Management & Software Development

Dates: 2004-2009

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): HRSA

Service: Health Information Technology

Technical Expertise: Health Information Technology

JSI was contracted by the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care to develop and implement an automated process for collecting, validating, and disseminating Uniform Data System (UDS) information from all federally-funded Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country. The information was collected from over 1000 reporting organizations, representing thousands of primary care delivery sites located in underserved inner-city urban and remote rural locations. The data describe these 'safety net' providers in terms of the nature and quantity of their services, the demographics of the population being served, their staffing profile, and their financial profile including payor mix, collections, sources of revenue, expenses, and managed care participation.