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Implementation Resources


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. ...

FAQs about the Clinical Summary

Use or repurpose these FAQs to reach share with patients when implementing clinical summaries in your practice. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Fact Sheet: Using Secure Electronic Messaging to Support Patient and Family Engagement

Secure electronic messaging can play an important role in improving patient access to health care providers. It also helps patients who want to be better informed and more active members of their care...

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...

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 ...

Stage 2 Over view Tip Sheet

This tip sheet provides an overview Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2. Topics include: core and menu objectives, new objectives and new measures, and clinical quality measures for 2014 and beyond. This reso...

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...

Overcoming the Challenges to Achieve Lab Interoperability

Learn how a practice overcomes challenges and achieves lab interoperability. ...

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....

Frequently Asked Questions about the Patient Portal

Use these FAQs as you implement a patient portal in your practice. ...

Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) Quick Reference Guides

Guides that provide a summary of key information about the EHR fields which must be complete in order for the EHR system to calculate CQMs accurately. Each also includes a Technical Supplement, which ...

A Premier Approach to Meaningful Use

A video about Premier Physicians Centers, a group of 70 doctors within 25 specialties, said that meaningful use was too big for them to accomplish alone. The help they received from their local Region...
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