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Health IT & QI Workforce Professional Development
Creating a Leadership Team for Successful EHR Implementation
Creating a Leadership Team for Successful EHR Implementation

Creating a Leadership Team for Successful EHR Implementation

This resource is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in identifying a leadership team for a successful EHR implementation.  Selecting the right people for an EHR implementation team is a critical step in a successful implementation. In general, members of the team should be enthusiastic, well-respected and forward thinking. Team members should bring differing perspectives on how the EHR will be used and provide a wide array of skills and knowledge. The size of a practice will determine the size of the implementation team. For smaller practices, one person may be managing several of the areas of responsibility included. 

Engaging the Data Creators
Engaging the Data Creators

Engaging the Data Creators

This brief discusses the importance of including frontline staff such as front desk, intake staff, and medical assistants in Health IT Enabled QI process, as they are often the ‘data creators’ or the ones entering the information into the system. Real world examples as well as suggested approaches and further resources are included.

High-Impact Leadership
High-Impact Leadership

High-Impact Leadership

This white paper is intended to help healthcare leaders at all levels improve their leadership skills to help them focus their efforts and achieve Triple Aim results for the populations they serve.

How to Establish an Ongoing Security Program and Meet Meaningful Use Requirements for Security Risk Analysis
How to Establish an Ongoing Security Program and Meet Meaningful Use Requirements for Security Risk Analysis

How to Establish an Ongoing Security Program and Meet Meaningful Use Requirements for Security Risk Analysis

In order to comply with the Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you need to maintain an ongoing security program. The HIPAA Security Rule mandates security standards to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI) maintained by electronic health record (EHR) technology, with detailed attention to how ePHI is stored, accessed, transmitted, and audited. This rule is different from the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which requires safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI) and sets limits and conditions on the use and disclosure of PHI. 

Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator Training
Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator Training

Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator Training

This is an online training to become a Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator. The Lean Daily Improvement Facilitator understands how to make small but meaningful daily adjustments to how we work and behave in order to move or hold a metric. Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) is useful for making systematic small-step changes while work is being done, and sustaining the gains that have been made through other change efforts. LDI builds a team-based, continuous improvement habit at the point of service.

Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff
Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff

Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff

For over a decade, community health centers across the country have partnered with local community colleges to pursue competitive training grants.  These grants allow them to fill critical skills gaps by providing training to their current workforce.  While colleges have been primarily focused on more traditional roles, such as nursing and medical assisting, health centers could ask colleges for help with skills gaps in health information technology and quality improvement jobs.

Professional Organizations and Associations for Health IT/Quality Staff
Professional Organizations and Associations for Health IT/Quality Staff

Professional Organizations and Associations for Health IT/Quality Staff

This is a list of professional and industry organizations and associations that can serve as a resource for staff interested in Health IT and quality and for those wanting to become more immersed in the field. Some of these may be appropriate for staff to join.

Training Programs in Health IT at Colleges
Training Programs in Health IT at Colleges

Training Programs in Health IT at Colleges

The following tool provides information about colleges in the United States that offer training in Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Management (HIM).  These are rapidly evolving fields.  For this reason, the list should not be considered comprehensive, but a starting place for your research. 

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ staff with portions contributed by Chris Espersen, HITEQ Advisory Committee member and Independent Contractor and Past President of Midwest Clinicians Network; Shane McBride, Independent Contractor and Past Vice President of Quality and Clinical Systems at South End Community Health Center; Chris Grasso, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services- The Fenway Institute; and Ed Phippen, Principal - Phippen Consulting, LLC.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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