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  • CMS Incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid
    CMS has provided the Eligibility Decision Tool for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs for Eligible Professionals. This tool is designed to assist healthcare providers in determining whether they are eligible to participate and receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs. Click here to use the tool.
  • CMS New Meaningful Use Guidance 
    New Meaningful Use Guidance from CMS for Clinical Decision Support (CDS) - CMS released a new tip sheet to help providers make use of the CDS functions of their EHRs and move beyond simply "pop-up" alerts. 
  • How to Budget for a Cloud-Based EMR system
    A recent article in amednews.com, HIT consultant Matthew Grob gives pointers for budgeting for a cloud-based EMR system. A few of the most commonly overlooked costs are: training, conversion from paper (i.e. scanning documents), and start-up fees. Read the full article here.
  • HRSA Health IT Toolbox
    HRSAs Office of Health Information Technology and Quality recently released a series of nine steps to implement EHRs.  Find the toolboxes here.

IT Resources

  • CMS and Families USA IT Resources
    CMS recently released new guidance on the components of a good IT system, with updates on how to build Medicaid and CHIP into an IT system that complies with the Affordable Care Act. Families USA recently hosted a conference call, "Improving Information Technology (IT) & Enrollment Systems". Listen to the recording here.
  • HHS's Health IT Interoperability Roadmap
    HHS recently released a proposal to deliver better care and result in healthier people through the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.  
  • HRSA Health Information Technology and Quality Newsletter
    This newsletter from HRSA provides updates on upcoming trainings, activities and information about HIT and quality across the CHC community. Read more here.
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM) Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites
    This website provides mobile versions of some of the most popular NLM websites and resources, including: PubMED (still in beta), MedlinePlus, Health Hotlines, and AIDSinfo mobile. Find these apps and more here.
  • NLM MedlinePlus Connect
    The National Library of Medicine recently launched MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that allows health organizations and HIT providers to link patients' information to medlineplus.gov. This site brings together information from NIH, other federal agencies, and trusted health information providers, so that providers and patients can become partners in health. More information here.
  • NN/LM PNR's Guide to Creating QR Codes
    NN/LM PNR's new resource is a step-by-step guide to creating your own Quick Response (QR) codes to promote mobile-friendly resources at your organization. QR codes are 2-dimensional barcodes and can be used to represent many different kinds of information, including phone numbers, map locations and text. Often, they represent web addresses. A barcode scanning application on a camera phone can be used to quickly retrieve the resource behind the code without any tedious thumbing-in of the URL or other data. Click here to read the Dragonfly blog and learn more about QR codes and what they can do for your organization.
  • SAMHSA - HRSA Telebehavioral Health Training & Technical Assistance Series
    SAMSHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has released the Telebehavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance Series to provide safety net providers and rural health clinics the tools and resources necessary to identify and implement a telebehavioral health program.

 

 

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