Pediatric Health Network Annual Report 2020

Commitment to Community

Spotlight

PHN Services

As part of its value-added offerings to primary care practices, PHN will merge prior Children’s National community-based networks and offerings under one umbrella – PHN Services.

Key service offerings include discounted vaccine buying and discounted electronic health record (EHR) and data sharing. Additional services are planned to launch in 2020-2021.

Vaccine Group Purchasing

The vaccine buying group, also known as Children’s National Health Network or CNHN, was founded in 1996 and is now one of the country’s largest dedicated pediatric provider groups. More than 400 practices – including PHN and non-PHN members – participate in contracts to purchase discounted vaccines from Sanofi, Merck and Pfizer. Participation in the vaccine buying group provides access to essential products, information about the latest in childhood immunizations, and other opportunities to engage with colleagues across the region.

The vaccine buying group, also known as Children’s National Health Network or CNHN, was founded in 1996 and is now one of the country’s largest dedicated pediatric provider groups."

Participating practices benefit from the region’s best prices on vaccines and continuing medical education (CME) programs. Interested practices need to complete a master application form and appropriate contract participation forms. Member practices can choose to participate in any or all programs and contracts. As per our signed agreements, member practices may be removed from specific contracts for failure to comply with contract terms.

We are not able to post our vaccine prices online. Please contact PHN directly for vaccine pricing information.

eClinicalWorks EHR and Data Sharing

The EHR and data sharing network, also known as Children’s IQ Network or CIQN, was founded in 2008 as a health information exchange specifically for pediatrics, in partnership with eClinicalWorks (eCW), one of the nation’s largest cloud-based EHRs."

The EHR and data sharing network, also known as Children’s IQ Network or CIQN, was founded in 2008 as a health information exchange specifically for pediatrics, in partnership with eClinicalWorks (eCW), one of the nation’s largest cloud-based EHRs. Practices that subscribe to eCW through the IQ Network have access to preferred technical support, a regional user group, and a regional data exchange. The network includes more than 400 providers and 68 practices in DC, Maryland and Virginia. The IQ Network’s services have expanded to include assistance with direct messaging, patient portal use and population health initiatives.

To learn more or to participate in PHN Services, please contact PHN.