Health Information Technology
"Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Information Sharing for Transitions of Care"
The American College of Physicians (ACP), the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care have released the results of a survey that reveals an overwhelming majority of clinicians believe that the electronic exchange of health information will have a positive impact on improving the quality of patient care, coordinating care, meeting the demands of new care models, and participating in third-party reporting and incentive programs.
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Greater use of health information technology (HIT), including the use of electronic health records (EHRs), the implementation of systems to enable electronic prescribing by physicians, and health information exchanges have the potential for improving the quality of patient care, reducing medical errors, increasing efficiency, reducing administrative costs, and achieving substantial cost savings.
- AmericanEHR Partners is a web-based resource for EHR system selection/implementation developed by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies. It includes information on EHR Incentive Programs.
Top 10 EHR Market Share Report – 2013: This report identifies EHR market share by vendor and product within different sized clinics throughout the U.S. The report boasts 15 graphs and 14 charts which accurately identify EHR market share ranging from the solo practitioner to clinics with 25+ clinicians. Use code "ACPMEM25" for a 25% member discount.
Mobile Usage in the Medical Space Report – 2013:This report analyzes how physicians use mobile technology within their medical practice. It shows what smartphone features physicians are using and how often they use them. The frequency of smartphone activities are then broken down and compared between EHR and non-EHR users. Use code "ACPMEM25" for a 25% member discount.
- Registration for Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
- EHR Adoption Road Map and Tools
A step-by-step guide to finding, selecting and implementing a successful Electronic Health Record system.
- CCHIT-certified EHR
What is CCHIT and why is it important to consider in your selection of an electronic health record? This document, from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology explains the certification criteria and what you should expect from a CCHIT-certified EHR.
- Electronic Health Records, 2nd Edition
by Jerome H. Carter, FACP
A guide and workbook for evaluating, purchasing, implementing, and using an electronic health records system, available online.
- Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPSC) Toolkit
HIPSC addresses barriers to health information exchange and aims to effectively address privacy and security issues pertinent to electronic health information exchange through multi-state collaboration. The purpose of the toolkit is to increase provider awareness of the privacy and security benefits and challenges of HIE.
- My EHR Participation Timeline
This tool will help you determine which year and how much time is required to demonstrate Stage 1, 2, and 3 of meaningful use and the maximum payment for each year you participate.
- "Medicare Incentive Payments Tip Sheet"
How to coordinate participating in multiple Medicare incentive programs (e.g., eRx, PQRI, EHR) at the same time.
- Meaningful Use Pocket Guide
Download this easy-to-access pocket guide comparing Stage 1 and Stage 2. This guide highlights new measures in Stage 2 and measures combined from Stage 1 with existing or new measures for Stage 2.
- HHS resources and information on Meaningful Use
- Stage 2 Overview Tip Sheet
CMS recently published a final rule that specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
- Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Final Rule
A letter from CMS on the rules governing Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Recordm(EHR) Incentive Programs.
- Stage 2 Toolkit
This all-inclusive resource from CMS helps prepare for Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
- Stage 1 vs Stage 2 comparison
This CMS guide lists all measures and objectives for both Stage 1 and Stage 2
Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information
This ONC instructional guide is designed to help practices understand the important role privacy and security play in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and Meaningful Use.
CMS 2014 EHR Meaningful Use Webinar (1 hr)
This webinar presented by the CMS Philadelphia Regional Office provides an excellent overview of Meaningful Use, including Q&A. (Jan 2014)
- Medicare e-Prescribing Incentive Program
Learn more about Medicare's e-Prescribing Incentive Program.
- Guides and Links to non-ACP Sites
Publications, articles and resources regarding e-Prescribing.
- ACP Positions
Read what the College has to say about e-Prescribing.
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Reporting Through Electronic Registries/EHRs
Other HIT Resources
- Interoperability For Dummies, IHE Edition (eBook)
IHE USA has published “Interoperability For Dummies; IHE Edition,” a complimentary eBook as a part of the For Dummies series, a Wiley brand, which explains what Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is, its value, and how people can use IHE to advance interoperability.
- How to Select a Practice Management System
This 5-step guide and system criteria checklist was developed by the AMA and MGMA to help practices select PMS software.
- Communicating with Patients Electronically
(via Telephone, Email, and Web Sites)
Multimedia Learning Resources
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