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Success Stories & Case Studies

Meaningful Use Data and Case Studies

Care Coordination

Dr. Brull, a solo practitioner in Kansas, describes how she has implemented EHRs and used them to meet meaningful use objectives. Dr. Brull discusses the results of the implementation process and the challenges she faced along the way. She also explains how the Kansas REC helped her meet her goals. Read the Case Study

Aquidneck, a primary care practice, was recognized as a NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in 2010 and attested to Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) in 2011. They address their use of EHRs to improve care coordination within the local referral network. Read the Case Study

Physicians from a rural health clinic in Washington state describe their EHR implementation process, challenges, and results to improve care coordination. Also discusses collaboration with the Washington and Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC). Read the Case Study

Women’s healthcare practice relates the challenges, lessons learned, and results of achieving meaningful use and their connection to Maine’s HIE. Read the Case Study

A multi-disciplinary medical practice in NY used care coordination to improve their referral network. They share successes, challenges and lessons learned faced along the way. Read the Case Study

Public and Population Health

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Division of Immunization and Michigan’s Health Information Technology (IT) Regional Extension Center (REC) work together to ensure providers can satisfy public health reporting requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 1. Read the Case Study

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping the quality, safety, and value of healthcare for Louisiana state residents. They address their immunization registry experiences, meaningful use objectives addressed, key challenges and opportunities realized through the process. Read the Case Study

The San Diego Beacon Community (SDBC) is a partnership of health care providers, clinics, hospitals, emergency medical services and public health organizations. They address their immunization registry experiences, meaningful use objectives addressed, key challenges and opportunities realized through the process. Read the Case Study

The Kentucky REC and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services describe their experience of specialists achieving meaningful use. They address their experiences, key challenges and lessons learned realized through the process. Read the Case Study

Patient and Family Engagement

A federally qualified health center with pediatric, internal medicine, family medicine, midwifery, obstetrics/gynecology, dental, and behavioral health services explains its EHR and patient portal implementation process, and shows how its team has worked with the Rhode Island REC to meet meaningful use objectives. Read the Case Study

A group of primary care physicians and physicians' assistants relates the challenges, lessons learned, and results of their collaboration with the Delaware REC, as well as their efforts to meet meaningful use objectives. Read the Case Study

Patients First, which represents 111 providers, describes their patient portal implementation experiences as they serve patients in 21 locations throughout east central Missouri. They address their implementation experiences, meaningful use objectives addressed, key challenges and lessons learned through the process. Read the Read the Case Study

An independent medical group with 11 clinics in southwest Idaho describes their EHR and patient portal implementation process. They address their strategy, lessons learned and collaboration with the Washington and Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC). Read the Read the Case Study

Two rural Kentucky medical practices highlights approaches for using patient portals and secure messaging to engage elderly patients and their family members and patients with diabetes. Read the Case Study

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in New York City describes successful approaches for patient and family engagement in clinics serving diverse and vulnerable patients. Read the Case Study

Quality Measurement

Pediatricians and internal medicine doctors describe their implementation process, best practices, and lessons learned for meeting meaningful use objectives using an Epic EHR system. The doctors also discuss how they have worked with the Massachusetts Regional Extension Center (REC). Read the Case Study

Members of a federally qualified health center with family practice, pediatrics, mental health, and internal medicine services at eight locations discuss EHR implementation challenges and next steps, in addition to their experiences working with the Oregon REC. Read the Case Study

Members of a federally qualified health center and NCQA Certified Medical home that provides internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, and midwifery services relate their experiences meeting meaningful use objectives and their collaboration with the West Virginia REC. Read the Case Study

Dr. Groene’s use of EHRs is a model for making the link between health IT and quality improvement. She utilizes her EHR to generate quality measures for her patient panel and is then able to use these reports to participate in quality improvement projects. Read the Case Study

Physicians from Coastal Health, a small practice located in Leland, North Carolina, describe their EHR implementation process and the benefits of electronic health records. Read the Case Study

Small practice located in Vermont describes their EHR implementation process and use of templates to achieve Meaningful Use. Read the Case Study

Physicians at family practice describe their EHR implementation process and how it improved the quality of care it delivers to its patients. Read the Case Study

Family Medicine practice located in Idaho describes their EHR implementation process and use of their local REC to achieve Meaningful Use.

Los Angeles designated patient centered medical home and federally qualified health center share their EHR implementation success to achieve quality improvement.

Ellsworth Medical Clinic developed a plan to leverage its electronic health record (EHR) and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) approaches to improve the blood pressure control.

Miramont Family Medicine, a 17-provider primary care practice serving 4 locations, improved both tobacco screening and cessation intervention rates in appropriate patients to 90% or above for all practice providers.

CHC, Inc. developed a plan to leverage its electronic health record (EHR) and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) approaches to improve care for diabetic patients and improve the blood pressure (BP) target.