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What Patients Need to Know about EHRs

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

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...

LTPAC HIE Challenge Grant Progress Report

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

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....

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 ...

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting Slides

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

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....

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....

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...

Privacy Questions for EHR Developers

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

OCR Guidance Materials for Consumers

Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights ove...

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...

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 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...

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)....

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....

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...

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards powerpoint presentation...

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...

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips...

Connecting Prescribers and Dispensers to PDMPs through Health IT: Six Pilot Studies and Their Impact

This summary document gives a high-level overview of the six pilot projects -- detailing the participants and components, evaluation approach, technical configurations, and general findings....

Emergency Readiness Resources

HHS has developed resources to help you learn more about ways to protect and access your patients’ electronic health information in an emergency.   Preparing for an emergency is part of providi...

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. ...

Cert Guidance for Ineligible Providers

Certification Guidance for EHR Technology Developers Serving Health Care Providers Ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments...

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...

Implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)

Powerpoint presentation discussion on implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)....

Telebehavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance

Divided into six sessions, the training will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to identify and implement a telebehavioral health program. Each educational session includes a Q&A s...

Computerized Provider Order Entry Studies

Of the many components that make up a clinical information system, perhaps the greatest promise has been ascribed to computerized provider order entry (CPOE). CPOE substantially eliminates or improves...

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,...

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...

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Public Health Practitioners

This guide provides action steps for public health practitioners on self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. Topics include: the burden of hypertension, support strategies for and costs associa...

Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool

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

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...

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