EHRs & Healthcare IT

A key component of practice transformation is the implementation and utilization of health information technology, such as electronic health records (EHR), practice management systems, and growing family of electronic and computer-based tools. Below are links to information EHR implementation, meaningful use and the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive programs.

Implementation Guides and Resources –

AAFP’s EHR Implementation Jumplist – http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/health-it/product.html
Successfully Navigating Your EHR Implementation – http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1220.html
How to Implement EHRs – http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/ehr-implementation-steps
Readying Your Practice for EHR – http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/health-it/product/practice-ready…
EHR Ratings, ROI Calculators, etc. – http://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=7
Webinar: Preparing Your Practice for HealthIT – https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=2uy37d

Incentive Programs & Regulatory Information –

Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Basics – https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePro…
AAFP’s Meaningful Use Primer – http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/regulatory/mu.html
AAFP’s Understanding Meaningful Use 2 – http://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/regul…
Certified Health IT Product List – http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/certified-health…

North Carolina Initiatives and Programs –

NC Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ehr.htm
NC Attestation Guide for Meaningful Use – https://ncmips.nctracks.nc.gov/Help/NCMIPS_EP_MU_AttestationGuide.pdf
NC Regional Extension Centers Program for Health IT – https://www.ncahecrec.net/
NC Health Information Exchange – http://nchie.org/