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Health Care Professionals’ Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Guide

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a Federal law that sets national standards for how health care plans, health care clearinghouses, and most health care provid...

What Patients Need to Know about EHRs

Basic information about Health Information Technology and EHRs for Patients and Families...

Interoperability and Patient and Family Engagement Training Course

Interoperability and Patient and Family Engagement training course contains five lessons. To begin the course, select the first lesson from the list below. Each lesson will open in a popup window. Eac...

Interoperability and Transitions of Care Training Course

Interoperability and Transitions of Care training course contains three lessons. To begin the course, select the first lesson from the list below. Each lesson will open in a popup window. Each lesson ...

LTPAC HIE Challenge Grant Progress Report

Improving Transitions of Care in LTPAC: An Update from the Theme 2 Challenge Grant Awardees...

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting Slides

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting slides discussing consolidated CDA....

Privacy Questions for EHR Developers

ONC’s list of questions to ask EHR developers regarding their company, product, pricing, interfaces, implementation, maintenance, and support. ...

Sample Business Associate Contract Provisions

OCR sample Business Associate (BA) contract language to help Covered Entities (CEs) more easily comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule....

Behavioral Health Analysis in Massachusetts

This resource reviews Massachusett’s procees to enhance workforce data would be collect information from licensees at the time of license application and renewal. For purposes of health planning, th...

Behavioral Health Data Exchange Consortium ONC State Health Policy Consortium Project Final Report

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, successfully completed a pilot project for the interstate exchange of electronic behavioral health data using Direct. This activity illu...

Strategies for Improving Patient Engagement Through Health IT

This interactive document walks providers through strategies they can employ to engage patients with use of Health IT....

Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit

This toolkit details the experiences of a collaborative workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations, Improving Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations. The workgroup ...

HIPAA Security Rule Educational Paper Series

A series of educational papers on the HIPAA Security Rule, as well as additional links to HIPAA Security Rule guidance....

Integrating E-Prescribing with a PDMP

The Michigan pilot made PDMP data more readily available during patient encounters by enhancing existing electronic prescribing software to include PDMP data in patients’ medication history. Th...

Detailed Ambulatory CDS/QI Worksheet with Hypertension Example

Robust ambulatory and inpatient CDS/QI worksheets that build on the simplified worksheets by adding space to document ‘optimal state’ information flows and ‘CDS 5 Rights’ details for the impro...

Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool

HHS downloadable tool to help providers from small practices navigate the security risk analysis process.  ...

Lab Results Delivery: HIE Scenario, Workflow and Specifications

This resource is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in understanding health information exchange (HIE) solutions related to the Meaningful Use Menu Measure 2 – Clinical Lab Results...

Building Technology Capabilities to Aggregate Clinical Data and Enable Population Health Measurement Learning Guide

This Learning Guide focuses on the measurement and analytics aspects of population health management....

Considerations when forming or joining a HIE (note: from the Rural Health Resource Center)

This document covers the first steps in forming or joining an HIE. The document also includes a readiness self-assessment tool designed around governance, sustainability, technology, legal and policy,...

HIPAA Security Toolkit Application

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) toolkit to help organizations better understand the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, implement those requirements, and assess those imple...

Action Plan for Improving Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs through Health Information Technology

The Enhancing Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs using Health Information Technology (the “Enhancing Access project”)) project stems from joint efforts of the stakeholder experts...

Behavioral Health Clinical Quality Measures

SAMHSA and ONC worked on Federal project,   which concluded on September 30, 2012, and facilitated the development of a   portfolio of Behavioral Health Electronic Clinical Quality...

Fact Sheet: Providing Patients with Patient-Specific Education Resources

Patient education resources can provide information specific to the patient’s health condition, their point in care (such as whether the patient is newly diagnosed or has been living with a conditio...

Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated-CDA (C-CDA) and their Role in Meaningful Use (MU)

Powerpoint presentation discussing Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated-CDA (C-CDA) and their Role in Meaningful Use (MU)....

Submitting Immunization Data to Public Health (HIE scenario, workflow, and specifications)

This resource is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in understanding health information exchange (HIE) solutions related to the Meaningful Use Menu Measure 9 – Immunization Registr...

From Searching For Charts to Charting Chronic Conditions

Many health care providers have found that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing practice efficiencies and cost savings. ...

Improving Hospital Transitions and Care Coordination Using Automated Admission, Discharge and Transfer Alerts

This learning guide is designed for communities that have a stated goal to reduce avoidable ED visits, avoidable hospitalizations, and preventable readmissions and have identified the implementation o...

The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit

Toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practice, policies, and state laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange...

A 10-Year Vision to Achie ve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Whitepaper...

HIE Making a Difference Video

Across the country, U.S. states and territories have been working with ONC to develop and implement Health Information Exchange (HIE), the ability for authorized health care providers to securely shar...

Medicalhomeinfo.com: Care Delivery Management

Care Delivery Management promotes clinical care that is consistent with patient and family preference and scientific evidence. Many children and youth require more than the usual well child, preventi...

US Health Information Knowledge Base (USHIK) for Clinical Quality Measurement

Guide provides a summary of how to use the US Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) to access key information on Clinical Quality Measures. ...

New Standards to Support Coordinated Care Planning Overview for NY Department of Health

New Standards to Support Coordinated Care Planning Overview for NY Department of Health powerpoint presentation....

Workflow Redesign for EHRs

Learn the value of understanding current clinical workflows Understand how workflow documentation can improve the success of an EHR implementation Increase awareness of practical workflow analysis too...

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