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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 ...

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. ...

Submitting Immunization Data to Public Health (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 9 – Immunization Registr...

Lab Results Delivery: 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 2 – Clinical Lab Results...

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...

Workflow Redesign for EHRs

Learn the value of understanding current clinical workflows Understand how workflow documentation can improve the success of an EHR implementation Increase awareness of practical workflow analysis too...

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...

Transferring Records Between Providers (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....

The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit

Toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practice, policies, and state laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange...

Meaningful Use Stage 1 to Stage 2 Factsheets

The comparison by clinical category factsheet presents a series of tables that illustrate how clinical quality measurement requirements vary between Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2/2014. They are intend...

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...

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...

How to Optimize Patient Portals for Patient Engagement and Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

Just making a portal available to patients will not ensure that they will use it. The portal must be engaging and user-friendly, and must support patient-centered outcomes. The portal also must be int...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

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....

Sending a Virtual Consultation Summary to another Physician (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 10 – Syndromic Survellia...

Online Training: Health Informatics Fundamentals for Public Health Staff

This 10-week, 40-hour course was developed to enhance the capabilities of public health professionals and informaticians in their efforts to receive and integrate data from clinical information system...

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...

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 ...

Hypertension Control: Action Steps for Clinicians

This guide provides action steps for clinicians to control hypertension among their patients. Various steps and resources are provided for delivery system design, medication adherence, patient reminde...

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...

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...

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 ...

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....

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...

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,...

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