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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...

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...

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...

Essential Ambulatory CDS/QI Workflow Optimization Template with Hypertension Example

Essential versions of ambulatory and inpatient CDS/QI worksheets that will assist in documenting, analyzing and planning enhancements to information flows for specific quality improvement goals. Essen...

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...

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...

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...

Stage 2 Eligible Provider (EP) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives

Stage 2 Eligible Provider (EP) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives...

A Quick Guide to the Clinical Quality Measures CQMs

Over the last ten years Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) have become an integral component in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) strategy to understand and improve the quality of healthcare fo...

Specialist sends DICOM File to another 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 Core Measure 14 – Electronic Exchange...

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....

Quality Improvement Deep Dive - Quality Measures

This session will introduce a broad Clinical Decision Support (CDS) definition, a framework for improving care delivery information flow and workflow, and a toolkit for improving many targeted healthc...

Detailed Inpatient CDS/QI Worksheet with VTE Prophylaxis 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...

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...

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:...

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist...

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 ...

Essential Inpatient CDS/QI Workflow Optimization Template

Essential versions of ambulatory and inpatient CDS/QI worksheets that will assist in documenting, analyzing and planning enhancements to information flows for specific quality improvement goals. Essen...

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...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Patient Portal

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

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 ...

Integrating CDS Tools into Ambulatory Care Workflows for Improved Outcomes and Patient Safety

Integrating CDS Tools into Ambulatory Care Workflows for Improved Outcomes and Patient Safety...

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