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State Innovation and Implementation Resources


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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....

How Direct Improves Teamwork

An easy to follow infographic that shows how a primary care provider can use Direct when referring a patient to a specialist...

Connecting Prescribers and Dispensers to PDMPs through Health IT: Six Pilot Studies and Their Impact

This summary document gives a high-level overview of the six pilot projects -- detailing the participants and components, evaluation approach, technical configurations, and general findings....

Behavioral Health Data Exchange Consortium ONC State Health Policy Consortium Project Final Report

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, successfully completed a pilot project for the interstate exchange of electronic behavioral health data using Direct. This activity illu...

ONC-SAMHSA Behavioral Health Clinical Quality Measure Initiative, Technical Expert Panel Results for Behavioral Health Domain

The TEP produced a set of reports related to each of the BH domains. These BH TEP Domain Reports represents their results of the second phase of the BH CQM Project....

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...

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...

Action Plan for Improving Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs through Health Information Technology

The Enhancing Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs using Health Information Technology (the “Enhancing Access project”)) project stems from joint efforts of the stakeholder experts...

Practice Transformation Video for Providers

This brief video describes five practice transformation initiatives (Medical Home, the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, Accountable Care Organizations, State Innovation Models, and Mil...

Physician Practice EHR Integration with a PDMP: A Pilot Study

The Ohio pilot improved ambulatory care providers’ access to PDMP data by connecting the EHR system to the PDMP using a Health Information Exchange (HIE) and presenting patient “at-risk” sc...

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....

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...

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...

Integrating E-Prescribing with a PDMP

The Michigan pilot made PDMP data more readily available during patient encounters by enhancing existing electronic prescribing software to include PDMP data in patients’ medication history. Th...

Using Direct Messaging to Send Secure, Unsolicited Patient-at-Risk Alerts

The Indiana Direct Messaging pilot demonstrated how providing unsolicited reports for “at-risk” patients through secure electronic messaging could improve prescriber awareness of potential pr...

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...

Considerations when forming or joining a HIE (note: from the Rural Health Resource Center)

This document covers the first steps in forming or joining an HIE. The document also includes a readiness self-assessment tool designed around governance, sustainability, technology, legal and policy,...

HIE ROI Tool note: from the Rural Health Resource Center

This spreadsheet calculates potential savings and costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) and a health information exchange (HIE). Sources are listed along with each calculation....

HIE Making a Difference Video

Across the country, U.S. states and territories have been working with ONC to develop and implement Health Information Exchange (HIE), the ability for authorized health care providers to securely shar...

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...

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...

LTPAC HIE Challenge Grant Progress Report

Improving Transitions of Care in LTPAC: An Update from the Theme 2 Challenge Grant Awardees...

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...

Patient Identification and Matching State Report

The Patient Identification and Matching Initiative, sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), focused on identifying incremental steps to help ensure...

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....

Building Technology Capabilities to Aggregate Clinical Data and Enable Population Health Measurement Learning Guide

This Learning Guide focuses on the measurement and analytics aspects of population health management....

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting Slides

Content Standards Workgroup Meeting slides discussing consolidated CDA....

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)....

Implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)

Powerpoint presentation discussion on implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)....

Implementing Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)-Closing Ceremony Presentation

Longitudinal Coordination of Care Initiative Closing Ceremony powerpoint slides...

New Standards to Support Coordinated Care Planning Overview for NY Department of Health

New Standards to Support Coordinated Care Planning Overview for NY Department of Health powerpoint presentation....

Introduction to Transitions of Care & Care Plan Standards

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

Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool

HHS downloadable tool to help providers from small practices navigate the security risk analysis process.  ...

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...

Privacy Questions for EHR Developers

ONC’s list of questions to ask EHR developers regarding their company, product, pricing, interfaces, implementation, maintenance, and support. ...

Sample Business Associate Contract Provisions

OCR sample Business Associate (BA) contract language to help Covered Entities (CEs) more easily comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule....

Model Notices of Privacy Practices

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

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips...

HIPAA Security Rule Educational Paper Series

A series of educational papers on the HIPAA Security Rule, as well as additional links to HIPAA Security Rule guidance....

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