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Detailed Ambulatory CDS/QI Worksheet with Hypertension 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...

Fact Sheet: Providing Patients with Patient-Specific Education Resources

Patient education resources can provide information specific to the patient’s health condition, their point in care (such as whether the patient is newly diagnosed or has been living with a conditio...

Patient Wallet Card to Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure

Patient Wallet Card to Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure...

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...

Making Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Real & Beneficial: Part 2

Clinical Decision Support and Quality Improvement Worksheet Presentation that describes simplified and detailed CDS/QI worksheets to document, analyze, and improve workflow and information flow relate...

Stage 2 Eligible Hospital (EH) and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives

Stage 2 Eligible Hospital (EH) and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives...

Making Meaningful Use Meaningful

The Making Meaningful Use Meaningful Use series present information related to selecting clinical quality measures and use of EHRs to improve clinical quality. They are intended to help practices dete...

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....

Best Practices from QIO REC Collaboration Arkansas

​Arkansas QIO provides details on how they have gained such success with the Million Hearts Initiative implementation through collaboration. Through audio and visuals they show how they have improve...

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...

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...

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....

Making Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Real & Beneficial: Part 1

Clinical Decision Support Fundamentals Presentation that describes key CDS/QI/Meaningful Use concepts such as the meaningful Use CDS definition; CDS 5 Rights Framework; CDS intervention types; and Pla...

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...

At the Nexus of Healthcare and Technology: What are the Opportunities for Sustainability

Presentation on ways that rural and Critical Access Hospitals can leverage technology and broadband to build sustainable business models for collaborative care. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

Telemedicine Collaboration Improves Perinatal Regionalization and Lowers Statewide Infant Mortality

Article in the Journal of Perinatology. Assesses a telemedicine (TM) network's effects on decreasing deliveries of very low birth-weight (VLBW, J Perinatol. 2013 Sep; 33(9): 725–730....

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 ...

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...

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...

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist

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

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...

Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices

The Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices helps these health care organizations assess their readiness, plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important inf...

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