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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Medicare Incentive Payment Calculator for Providers

Notes and Disclaimers: a To be eligible, providers must be: 1) Using a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, 2) Exchanging healthinformation to improve the quality of care, and 3) Reporting on clini...

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....

Video: Evolution of Health IT Leadership

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...

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...

Summary of Care Guidance

The EP who transitions their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refers their patient to another provider of care should provide summary care record for each transition of care o...

Stage 2 Eligible Provider (EP) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives

Stage 2 Eligible Provider (EP) Meaningful Use Core and Menu Objectives...

Specialist sends DICOM File to another 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 Core Measure 14 – Electronic Exchange...

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...

CDS/QI Collaborations

Recommendations for strengthening collaboration among providers, EHR vendors, RECs and others to improve performance on high priority clinical quality measures...

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 ...

Vendor Pricing Template

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 Behavioral Health Roundtable Report

The Behavioral Health Roundtable Report highlights the discussion of essential elements of care integration between behavioral health and primary care settings....

Health IT in Long-term and Post Acute Care Issue Brief

This issue brief provides an overview of the opportunities for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers to use health information technology (IT) to improve care delivery and health o...

Online Training: Health IT Foundations for Physician Practices

This health information technology training program was designed for physician practices to help equip them to meet Meaningful Use (MU) criteria and to increase staff capacity for the design, configur...

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...

Chart Migration and Scanning Checklist

The Chart Migration and Scanning Checklist is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers during the EHR implementation process.  When implementing an EHR, you will need to determine what in...

Integrating an Emergency Department with a PDMP

The Indiana Regenstrief Emergency Department (ED) pilot demonstrated health IT’s value by making PDMP data readily available to ED physicians during patient encounters. The pilot integrated Ind...

CPC Podcast

In this Practice Transformation podcast, Dr. Eugene Heslin explains what the comprehensive primary care initiative is, the advantages and requirements of becoming a CPC, and how RECs can help practice...

Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information

What Is Privacy & Security and Why Does It Matter? In your medical practice, patients are unlikely to share sensitive information unless they trust that you will honor theirconfidentiality. As you...

Request for Proposal (RFP) Template for Health Information Technology

This RFP template is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers throughout the EHR vendor selection process.  This template can be used to structure requests for vendors to send proposals o...

Blue Button Veteran Poster

Blue Button outreach poster for Veterans....

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...

Checklist for Capability to Exchange Key Clinical Information

The Exchanging Key Clinical Information checklist is designed for Eligible Professionals (EPs) practicing in a physician office or clinic setting.  This checklist helps EPs prepare for the electronic...

ASC Quality Measures Implementation Guide

The ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC) is a cooperative effort of organizations and companies interested in ensuring that ASC quality data is measured and reported in a meaningful way. The ASC QC wa...

Information Security Policy Template

The Information Security Policy Template that has been provided requires some areas to be filled in to ensure the policy is complete. Once completed, it is important that it is distributed to all staf...

EHR Implementation Communication Guidelines

The Electronic Health Record (HER) Communication guidelines are intended to aid providers and health IT implementers with the implementation of an EHR system.  This resource includes communication gu...

Electronic Preventative Services Selector ePSS

This Web site enables you, the user, to look up U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations. You can view all of the recommendations or search the database using specific information:...

Online Training: Health IT Foundations for IT Professionals Certificate Program

This Health Information Technology certificate program is composed of three courses, each 11-12 weeks in length. They include Healthcare Fundamentals (55 hours), Health IT Data Standards (55 hours), a...

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist

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

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...

Tips for Engaging Safety Net Patients Using Health IT

This Webinar provides tips on how safety net providers and staff can use health information technology (IT) to increase patient engagement. Health IT systems provide powerful tools that enable safety ...

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...

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