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Implementation Resources


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 ...

FAQs about the Clinical Summary

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

One Health Record To Go Please - How Electronic Health Records are Improving Patient Care

Health care is a team effort. Shared information supports that effort. When all team members can communicate with each other effectively and efficiently, everyone benefits—patients, their families, ...

MedlinePlus Connect: National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus Connect is a free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This service allows health ...

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. ...

Sending Patient Follow-Up Care Instructions 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 5 – Patient Electronic A...

Clinical Summary 101: History Background & Implementation Tips

This webinar provides context for providing clinical summaries to patients and best practices for implementation. It includes benefits of clinical summaries and tips for successful implementation. ...

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....

Secure Messaging FAQs

Use or re-purpose these FAQs to discuss Secure Electronic Messaging with your patients ...

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 ...

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,...

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...

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...

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Requirements for Medicaid Incentive Program

The Meaningful Use Stage 1 Requirements for Medicaid Incentive Program inpatient checklist is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with achieving meaningful use during stage 1. It can ...

Providing Clinical Summaries to Patients after Each Office Visit: A Technical Guide

This document is a guide to help eligible professionals and their organizations gain a better grasp of how to successfully meet the criteria of giving clinical summaries to patients after each offi...

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...

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...

Safety-Net Providers Bringing Patients Online Lessons from Early Adopters

This report provides a look at the experiences of several early adopters, focusing on why and how the initiatives were undertaken; what services are provided and planned for the future; what benefit...

Quality Improvement Briefs

A brief, condition specific case study of a fictional physician attempting to improve a quality measure. Provides concrete steps for quality improvement that focus on leveraging EHR capabilities and w...

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....

Electronic Preventative Services Selector ePSS

This Web site enables you, the user, to look up U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations. You can view all of the recommendations or search the database using specific information:...

Tips for Engaging Safety Net Patients Using Health IT

This Webinar provides tips on how safety net providers and staff can use health information technology (IT) to increase patient engagement. Health IT systems provide powerful tools that enable safety ...

Transitions of Care (TOC) Measures in the Stage 2 Summary of Care Objective

The Summary of Care Objective changed from a Menu Objective in Meaningful Use Stage 1 to a Core Objective in Meaningful Use Stage 2. It still includes three transitions of care (TOC) measures for prov...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Patient Portal

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

Blue Button FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Button ...

Health IT Patient Satisfaction Survey

This survey tool is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers assess the impact of health information technology (HIT) adoption to inform quality improvement initiatives.  The results ...
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