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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. ...

Introduction to Telemental Health

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

Telebehavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance

Divided into six sessions, the training will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to identify and implement a telebehavioral health program. Each educational session includes a Q&A s...

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...

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. ...

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 - 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...

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...

Vendor Management for Critical Access Hospitals

The Vendor Management for Critical Access Hospitals presentation is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with EHR Implementation. It can be used to understand the challenges and streng...

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 ...

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...

SAMHSA HRSA Center for Integrative Health Solutions

This report discusses the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) working with behavioral health organizations in five states to get involved with health information exchanges. Resources include...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...

Change Management in EHR Implementation

This primer is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with Change Management for EHR Implementation. Change management is the basic foundation underlying all phases of the EHR implementa...

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...

Exchange 101 Introduction to Direct Adoption and Implementation

The ‘Exchange 101: Introduction to Direct Adoption and Implementation’ outreach materials are intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with EHR Implementation Step 5: Achieve Meaningfu...

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...

Overcoming the Challenges to Achieve Lab Interoperability

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information

What Is Privacy & Security and Why Does It Matter? In your medical practice, patients are unlikely to share sensitive information unless they trust that you will honor theirconfidentiality. As you...

Request for Proposal (RFP) Template for Health Information Technology

This RFP template is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers throughout the EHR vendor selection process.  This template can be used to structure requests for vendors to send proposals o...

Information Security Policy Template

The Information Security Policy Template that has been provided requires some areas to be filled in to ensure the policy is complete. Once completed, it is important that it is distributed to all staf...

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