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Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated-CDA (C-CDA) and their Role in Meaningful Use (MU)

Powerpoint presentation discussing Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated-CDA (C-CDA) and their Role in Meaningful Use (MU)....

Cert Guidance for Ineligible Providers

Certification Guidance for EHR Technology Developers Serving Health Care Providers Ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments...

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...

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...

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...

Interoperability Basics Training

In this training, you will learn the basics of interoperability in health IT....

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....

Video: Managing Change

Introducing change is not easy in a healthcare setting because it often makes people uncomfortable and causes anxiety. Engaging users early on in decision making and workflow changes is essential. Thi...

Identity Management: Use Cases In support of Value-based Payment and Delivery System improvement

Identity Management: Use Cases In support of Value-based Payment and Delivery System improvement...

Patient Wallet Card to Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure

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

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards powerpoint presentation...

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, ...

Improving Hospital Transitions and Care Coordination Using Automated Admission, Discharge and Transfer Alerts

This learning guide is designed for communities that have a stated goal to reduce avoidable ED visits, avoidable hospitalizations, and preventable readmissions and have identified the implementation o...

Video: Effective Healthcare IT Leaders

Some people seem to be born leaders. But good leadership is a skill which can be learned. Experts in this video tell us what they see as the most important traits of effective leaders in health IT. ...

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...

Privacy, Security and Electronic Health Records

This guide provides information on privacy and security, and electronic health records (EHRs). While EHRs allow providers to use information more effectively, they do not affect the privacy and securi...

State Engagement on the Interoperability & Exchange Roadmap Summary and Findings

State Engagement on the Interoperability & Exchange Roadmap Summary and Findings...

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...

Rural Hospitals Achieving Success: An Amazing Journey

This webinar provides high-level overview of strategies for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to apply in the successful participation in the Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program. ...

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...

The Current State of Sharing Behavioral Health Information in Health Information Exchanges

This paper describes the activities of the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), which promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better ad...

Emergency Readiness Resources

HHS has developed resources to help you learn more about ways to protect and access your patients’ electronic health information in an emergency.   Preparing for an emergency is part of providi...

Making Your EHR System Work for You

Find out how Ellsworth Medical Clinic, a family practice in rural Wisconsin, won national recognition last year in the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge by increasing Patients in control...

Enhancing Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Using Health Information Technology: Work Group Recommendations

MITRE convened stakeholders representing all facets of the healthcare community to identify challenges and recommend solutions to increase timely use of PDMP data by providers, emergency departme...

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...

HIPAA Security Toolkit Application

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) toolkit to help organizations better understand the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, implement those requirements, and assess those imple...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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