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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 ...

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...

Vendor Meaningful Use Compare Tool

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...

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...

Transition of Care to a New Provider 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 8 – Transition of Care....

Secure Messaging FAQs

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

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....

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

Interoperability Basics Training Course

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has developed training modules around the Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) Rule to train Eligible Professional (EPs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on how...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

Clinical Quality Measures: Alignment Across Quality Initiatives

The clinical quality measures (CQMs) included in the EHR Incentive Program align with measures used in other Federal quality initiatives. The same CQMs are also aggregated to measure and improve quali...

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....

ASC Quality Measures Implementation Guide

The ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC) is a cooperative effort of organizations and companies interested in ensuring that ASC quality data is measured and reported in a meaningful way. The ASC QC wa...

Immunization Information Systems (IIS)

Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all immunization doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within ...

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...

Access Medicine: Clinical Decision Support Systems Studies

In contrast to clinical reference material, such as continuously updated online journals and medical texts, computerized clinical decision support systems directly assist the clinician in making decis...

Blue Button FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Button ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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