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Linking an Opioid Treatment Program to a PDMP

The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) pilot demonstrated how health IT could be used to implement a simple, low-cost approach to accessing PDMP data. The pilot streamlined access to the state PDMP b...

Model Notices of Privacy Practices

ONC and OCR’s customizable NPPs for use by providers and health plans....

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...

Online Training: Health IT Foundations for Clinicians

This training program is designed to introduce to clinicians to the core principles and best practices of clinical informatics and health information technology (HIT). In this 40-hour, 8-week course, ...

Interoperability Review: Standards and the Patient: Alzheimer's Disease as an Example

This article discusses how data from multiple Alzheimer's clinical trials can be compared using common data formats. Previously, the studies could not be appropriately compared against one another bec...

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 ...

Video: Are We There Yet?

Healthcare IT has made enormous strides over the last several years in improving the efficiency, safety and quality of healthcare, but the systems are not perfect. This video suggests that adapting te...

Video: Meaningful Use: Game Changer

Quality is a vital component to healthcare, and effective use of Health IT can vastly improve quality and outcomes. However the effective use of Health IT depends on many things, including process and...

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...

2011 Community College Consortia to Educate Information Technology Professionals in Health Care

This presentation provides information on meeting the demand for skilled health information technology (HIT) staff through workforce training programs. It is suggested that community colleges can offe...

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...

Blue Button Medicare Poster

Blue Button outreach poster for Medicare patients. ...

ONC Interoperability Roadmap Planning Meeting Subject Matter Expert Meeting Summary Report and Synthesis

Summary report and Synthesis of the SME meeting regarding ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap...

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...

Provider Directory Solutions Report (2012)

This market analysis considers business drivers and customer needs recognition that developing, populating, and maintaining the “ideal” provider directory solution is a complex proposition....

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...

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...

Implementation Guidelines to Assure Security and Interoperability

ONC is releasing these guidelines― an update of prior programmatic guidance issued for the State HIE Program― to provide recommended policies and practices for health information service provider...

Video: Advice to Newcomers

Individuals new to the field of Health IT need to understand the norms and expectations related both the fields of healthcare and information technology. This video contains advice from the industry's...

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...

Linking the Indian Health Service (IHS) Pharmacy to a PDMP

The IHS pilot demonstrated how health IT could help make data more readily available during patient encounters within the pharmacy system. The pilot demonstrated that the existing process for che...

Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for issuing annual guidance on theprovisions in the HIPAA Security Rule.1 (45 C.F.R. §§ 164.302 – 318.) This series ofguidances will assist organiz...

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 ...

Video: Protecting Health Information

Privacy and security of health information are of utmost importance in today's technologically advancing world. The increased use of electronic health records as well as smart phones, tablets and pati...

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...

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...

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...

Communicating with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care

This guide explains when a health care provider is allowed to share a patient’s health information with the patient’s family members, friends, or others identified by the patient as involved in th...

Strategies for Optimizing an EHR System

Resource describes various strategies for optimizing your EHR system after it is up and running. It offers strategies to improve point of care (POC) charting, computerized provider order entry (CPOE),...

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. ...

Linking PDMPs to Health IT

Behavioral Health Resources regarding linking PDMPs to Health IT....

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. ...

Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Roundtable Summary Report of Findings

This report summarizes key findings from the roundtable discussion and outlines options based on the discussion for ONC’s Federal Advisory Committees members—the HIT Policy and HIT Standards Commi...

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