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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...

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...

Introduction to Telemental Health

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

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...

Health Information Exchange - Making a Difference

To better track and securely share patients’ complete medical histories, more and more health care providers are participating in health information exchange (HIE). HIE helps facilitate coordinate...

Rural Hospitals Achieving Success: An Amazing Journey

This webinar provides high-level overview of strategies for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to apply in the successful participation in the Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program. ...

EHR Demonstration Scenario, Evaluation and Vendor Questions

This toolkit is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers when selecting or upgrading to a certified EHR vendor. The purpose of this toolkit is to help providers and heath IT implementers t...

Medical Home Portal: Care Coordination

Care Coordination is a collaborative process that links children and families to services and resources in a coordinated manner to maximize the potential of children and provide them optimal health ca...

Medical Home - Practice-Based Care Coordination Workbook

This workbook includes the tools and supports needed for a primary care practice to develop their capacity to offer a pediatric care coordination service; particularly for children with special health...

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE): Barriers and Best Practices from the Physician and Provider Perspective

This webinar explains Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Barriers and Best Practices for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals with a specific focus on physicians and providers. ...

Making Meaningful Use Meaningful

The Making Meaningful Use Meaningful Use series present information related to selecting clinical quality measures and use of EHRs to improve clinical quality. They are intended to help practices dete...

Electronic Health Record EHR Quality Measure Dataflow Tool 1 Understanding Clinical Quality Measure CQM Data Documentation in Your Practice

Dataflow Tool #1 (Understanding CQM Data Documentation in Your Practice) and Dataflow Tool #2 (Creating a CQM Data Documentation Plan for Your Practice) are intended to help providers think aboutand p...

EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand

Intro to the basic terms and concepts regarding EHR contracting ...

Supporting Integration of BH Care through HIE

This report provides recommendations for integrating mental health, substance abuse treatment and medical communities through the development of state health information exchange. It defines the next ...

Practice Transformation Toolkit

Practice Transformation Toolkit Introduction The Practice Transformation Toolkit (Toolkit) is a comprehensive set of tools and resources that providers and staff members can use to implement a new or ...

Million Hearts Whiteboard Animation

This whiteboard animation provides an overview of the Million Hearts program and how the clinicians can be involved in the Call to Action....

NLC Reference Checking for EHR Vendors

The material in this document was developed by Regional Extension Center staff in the performance of technical support and EHR implementation. The information in this document is not intended to serve...

Making Use of Meaningful Use - Working Towards Statewide HIE

As medical practices and technologies have advanced, the delivery of sophisticated, high-quality medical care has come to require teams of health care providers—primary care physicians, specialists,...

Video: Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE): Barriers and Best Practices from the Pharmacist’s Perspective

Session discussing urgency of improving medication management and reducing medication errors through evidence-based, cost-effective solutions that leverage Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE).  ...

ACO Case Study

The purpose of this case study is to educate RECs, providers, and other healthcare organizations on how to start and maintain an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by highlighting the processes and i...

Electronic Health Record EHR Quality Measure Dataflow Tool 2 Creating a Clinical Quality Measure CQM Data Documentation Plan in Your Practice

Dataflow Tool #1 (Understanding CQM Data Documentation in Your Practice) and Dataflow Tool #2 (Creating a CQM Data Documentation Plan for Your Practice) are intended to help providers think aboutand p...

Million Hearts Podcast

The Podcast is an interview with a Million Hearts Fellow as she walks through the Call to Action and her Million Hearts work in Arkansas....

Quality Improvement PDSA

This presentation on the quality improvement process walks practices through steps needed for quality improvement. This resource can assist you in redesigning your system and improving your outcomes....

NLC Contracting Guidelines and Checklist for EHR Vendor Selection

The contracting guidelines and checklists are intended to aid providers and health IT implementers during the EHR vendor selection process.  They can be used to structure and complete EHR implementat...

At the Nexus of Healthcare and Technology: What are the Opportunities for Sustainability

Presentation on ways that rural and Critical Access Hospitals can leverage technology and broadband to build sustainable business models for collaborative care. ...

Standardizing the Problem List in the Ambulatory EHR to Improve Patient Care

Maintaining an up-to-date problem list is a core element of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) definition of electronic health record (EHR) “meaningful use” because an accurat...

Critical Access Hospital Goal Setting

The Critical Access Hospital Goal Setting guide is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with Planning, Selecting, Implementing, and Achieving Meaningful Use. It can be used to determin...

Workflow Process Mapping for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation

These guidelines are intended to aid providers and health IT implementers while planning for EHR implementation.  The path to successful EHR implementation starts with practice workflow analysis and ...

Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for issuing annual guidance on theprovisions in the HIPAA Security Rule.1 (45 C.F.R. §§ 164.302 – 318.) This series ofguidances will assist organiz...

Million Hearts Infographic

This infographic/handout presents some fast facts about cardiovascular disease in the United States, demonstrates how Million Hearts leads to health care quality improvement, and explains how RECs can...

Electronic Health Record (EHR) System Testing Plan

This test plan template is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in planning for EHR and other health information technology (HIT) system testing activities.  This template describes t...

Rural Health Resource Center's HIT Network Case Studies

Rural health networks play a crucial role in improving health care and supporting the adoption of health information technology (HIT) in rural communities across the country. To better support rural h...

Medicare Incentive Payment Calculator for Providers

Notes and Disclaimers: a To be eligible, providers must be: 1) Using a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, 2) Exchanging healthinformation to improve the quality of care, and 3) Reporting on clini...

Reassessing Your Security Practices in a Health IT Environment A Guide for Small Health Care Practices

Health information security is an iterative process driven by enhancements in technology as well as changes to the health care environment. As you adopt new health IT to enhance the quality and effici...

Lessons Learned from Electronic Health Record Implementation at Three North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals

Lessons Learned from Electronic Health Record Implementation at Three North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals ...

Million Hearts REC Service Line Case Study

The RECs are helping providers use Health IT and their EHR systems to prevent cardiovascular disease through Million Hearts....

Vendor Pricing Template

This resource is a tool used in the field today and recommended by “boots-on-the-ground” professionals for use by others who have made the commitment to implement or upgrade to certified EHR syste...

Chart Migration and Scanning Checklist

The Chart Migration and Scanning Checklist is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers during the EHR implementation process.  When implementing an EHR, you will need to determine what in...

CPC Podcast

In this Practice Transformation podcast, Dr. Eugene Heslin explains what the comprehensive primary care initiative is, the advantages and requirements of becoming a CPC, and how RECs can help practice...

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