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What Patients Need to Know about EHRs

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

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...

LTPAC HIE Challenge Grant Progress Report

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

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...

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....

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 Basics Training

In this training, you will learn the basics of interoperability in health IT....

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 ...

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...

State Engagement on the Interoperability & Exchange Roadmap Summary and Findings

State Engagement on the Interoperability & Exchange Roadmap Summary and Findings...

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....

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....

Privacy Questions for EHR Developers

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

HIPAA and Emergency Situations Resources

These pages address the release of protected health information for planning or response activities in emergency situations.  In addition, please view the Civil Rights Emergency Preparedness page...

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....

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...

Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool

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

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....

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting Slides

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

Monitoring Health IT and EHR Goal Achievement

The Monitoring HIT and EHR Goal Achievement assessment is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with Meaningful Use.  It can be used to help measure the extent to which health informat...

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...

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,...

Interoperability and Lab Exchange Training Course

Interoperability and Lab Exchange 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. Each lesson contains...

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...

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...

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...

Implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)

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

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards

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

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....

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...

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)....

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...

Introduction to Telemental Health

This online introduction is intended to provide a general overview of telemental health (TMH)....

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. ...

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...

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