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What Patients Need to Know about EHRs

Basic information about Health Information Technology and EHRs for Patients and Families...

Interoperability and Patient and Family Engagement Training Course

Interoperability and Patient and Family Engagement training course contains five lessons. To begin the course, select the first lesson from the list below. Each lesson will open in a popup window. Eac...

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. ...

Medicalhomeinfo.com: Care Delivery Management

Care Delivery Management promotes clinical care that is consistent with patient and family preference and scientific evidence. Many children and youth require more than the usual well child, preventi...

Strategies for Improving Patient Engagement Through Health IT

This interactive document walks providers through strategies they can employ to engage patients with use of Health IT....

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, ...

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Public Health Practitioners

This guide provides action steps for public health practitioners on self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. Topics include: the burden of hypertension, support strategies for and costs associa...

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 ...

Health Information Exchange - Making a Difference

To better track and securely share patients’ complete medical histories, more and more health care providers are participating in health information exchange (HIE). HIE helps facilitate coordinate...

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 - 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...

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...

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...

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. ...

EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand

Intro to the basic terms and concepts regarding EHR contracting ...

What Is Health Information Exchange and Why Does It Matter to You?

Health information exchange allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers to securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—reducing the need for the pat...

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 ...

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....

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....

OCR Guidance Materials for Consumers

Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights ove...

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 ...

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...

Blue Button Medicare Poster

Blue Button outreach poster for Medicare patients. ...

Standardizing the Problem List in the Ambulatory EHR to Improve Patient Care

Maintaining an up-to-date problem list is a core element of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) definition of electronic health record (EHR) “meaningful use” because an accurat...

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...

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...

Rural Health Resource Center's HIT Network Case Studies

Rural health networks play a crucial role in improving health care and supporting the adoption of health information technology (HIT) in rural communities across the country. To better support rural h...

Working with Community Partners: Best Practices from NYC

This presentation provides an overview from the NYC REC on integrating public health and primary care best practices. ...

Providing Patient Specific Ed Resources Challenges and Solutions

This webinar covers the importance of providing patient-specific education resources and introduces the MedlinePlus Connect tool, a free Web application that can be integrated with EHRs/EMRs to provid...

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...

Reassessing Your Security Practices in a Health IT Environment A Guide for Small Health Care Practices

Health information security is an iterative process driven by enhancements in technology as well as changes to the health care environment. As you adopt new health IT to enhance the quality and effici...

Communicating with Patients Electronically (Via Telephone, Email, & Web Sites)

This guide discusses the issues that surround providing non-face-to-face care to patients and how electronic communication can be used to improve your practice. Also included are guidelines that shoul...

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...

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