Health Innovation

Portrait of Mat Kendall

Practice Transformation: RECs Partnering with Health Care Providers Like You

Mat Kendall | September 18, 2013

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Health IT Week. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for the #NHITweek hashtag.
Health information technology (health IT) is essential for better health, better patient care, and controlling costs, but effectively using it requires training and focus. More than 130,000 primary care providers (PCPs), 40% of all PCPs in the country, already receive support from Regional Extension Centers (RECs) for adoption and Meaningful Use of health IT.

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Using Health IT to Integrate Behavioral Health and Primary Care Information

Jodi G. Daniel |

This is one in a series of blog posts to coincide with National Health IT Week. To follow the conversation on Twitter, look for the #NHITweek hashtag.
Health IT can support better clinical decisions and coordinated care for patients.   As a key factor in health and health outcomes, it is critical to support health IT adoption and use by behavioral health providers and to use health IT to support integration of behavioral health and primary care information.

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ONC Launches Patient Matching Initiative

Lee Stevens | September 11, 2013

As part of our ongoing effort to improve patient matching across disparate systems, we are beginning a collaborative project to help identify the common denominators and best practices being used by private sector health care delivery systems and Federal agencies. By identifying and recommending standardization of the basic attributes most commonly used for patient matching, we are looking to improve patient safety, care coordination and efficiency.

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