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Overview

This section contains resources that help health centers to successfully implement EHRs, including leadership teams needed, workflow adoption, transitioning between EHRs, meaningful use, and patient safety issues.

Implementing EHR
Accessing your Data
Accessing your Data

Accessing your Data

Intended to assist in ensuring full use and understanding of capabilities of current system and assessing the need for additional population health management or data integration tools, this checklist describes the steps health center quality improvement and IT staff can take to ensure they are maximizing the population health management and other capacity of current systems. It Included are questions around the system itself, report generation, training, and resulting data, as well as considerations before and after you contact your vendor.

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. 

Data Dictionary Tool and Template
Data Dictionary Tool and Template

Data Dictionary Tool and Template

This Data Dictionary provides a single point of reference for data mapping and interpretation for all of the indicators in your quality reports. Organization of the data definitions in this tool provides a reference for the team of all such definitions that impact reports and alerts in the analytics application.

Developing a Data Dashboard for PRAPARE Data
Developing a Data Dashboard for PRAPARE Data

Developing a Data Dashboard for PRAPARE Data

Health centers are interested in using social determinants data to manage and improve the health of their patient population and community, and are at different places on the population health management (PHM) and social determinants of health (SDH) adoption curve. The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers and other providers collect the data needed to better understand and act on their patients’ social determinants of health. In this webinar, the Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN), a Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) highlighted a Tableau data dashboard that they have developed to help their health centers make decisions on population health management. They discussed the rationale for developing the tool, challenges and facilitators to integration, and how their health centers benefit from data sharing across Tableau.

EHR Implementation Timeline for Health Centers
EHR Implementation Timeline for Health Centers

EHR Implementation Timeline for Health Centers

To ensure successful and smooth implementation or migration of electronic health record (EHR) systems, it is critical for health center staff to carefully plan the process. This timeline document highlights key events and milestones that should take place in the months before, and immediately following, the EHR go-live date.

EHR Optimization Guides
EHR Optimization Guides

EHR Optimization Guides

Million Hearts® EHR Optimization Guides help healthcare professionals leverage their EHR systems to excel in the ABCS. Through helpful step by step instructions, the Guides illustrate how providers can use their EHR products to find, use, and improve data on the Million Hearts® clinical quality measures. Ultimately, these guides facilitate the identification of at-risk patients, helping clinical teams across the country protect their patients from heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events.

EHR Optimization Series: Part One of Three
EHR Optimization Series: Part One of Three

EHR Optimization Series: Part One of Three

The first of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools. 

EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three
EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three

EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three

The third of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools. 

EHR Optimization Series: Part Two of Three
EHR Optimization Series: Part Two of Three

EHR Optimization Series: Part Two of Three

The second of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.

Health Center EHR Transition
Health Center EHR Transition

Health Center EHR Transition

The HITEQ Center has a number of EHR transition tools that may be helpful for health centers that are considering a transition from one EHR to another. This resource brings together all these tools for easy access.

Health Center Health IT/ EHR Assessment Tool
Health Center Health IT/ EHR Assessment Tool

Health Center Health IT/ EHR Assessment Tool

HITEQ created this template to assist HCCNs, PCAs, or other organizations in conducting health IT assessments of multiple health centers. 

Quality Report Inventory
Quality Report Inventory

Quality Report Inventory

This Report Inventory tool is a means to make public all available reports, the schedule for publishing to the organization, and their distribution. 

Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services
Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services

Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services

As more health centers seek to break down siloes that can fragment patient care, collaboration with or integration of behavioral health care has been strengthened, although data integration remains difficult and privacy remains paramount. This brief discusses some of the approaches, successes, and challenges in integrating behavioral health data within primary care services.

A Record to Rely On: A Workshop on the Intersection of Electronic Health Records, Health Law, Payment, and Oversight
A Record to Rely On: A Workshop on the Intersection of Electronic Health Records, Health Law, Payment, and Oversight

A Record to Rely On: A Workshop on the Intersection of Electronic Health Records, Health Law, Payment, and Oversight

ONC is holding a 1-day workshop focused on the use of clinical documentation—as captured by EHRs—in legal, payment, and oversight contexts. The workshop will bring together panels of experts to discuss the current landscape around how EHRs have been used as a record in the legal environment and for purposes such as medical documentation, claims support, audit trail records, and fraud identification.

Best Practices for a Successful EHR Go Live
Best Practices for a Successful EHR Go Live

Best Practices for a Successful EHR Go Live

oing live on a new Electronic Health Record (EHR), is one of the most critical aspects of the overall implementation.  It HAS to be successful.   The costs and morale issues associated with a go-live gone bad are significant.  The vendor you select for the planning and execution of the go-live is another critical factor.  If you select a vendor with a methodology in place, and an experienced team by your side, your organization can mitigate the stress and disruptions that can occur during go-live.

The Leidos Health Go-Live team has successfully delivered over 480 unique go-live projects consisting of over 9,200 elbow support.   Many of the resources have worked with Leidos Health on more than 20 projects.  As a result of this experience, Leidos Health has learned and developed best practices for implementing an EHR Go-Live event. During this webinar you will hear from an experienced organization with real-world examples and best practices to help you successfully complete a go-live engagement.

Join Mark Dermott, Leidos Health Vice President of Go-Live Services, as he shares 8 key factors to ensure go-live success. You will learn how to:

  • Ensure a smooth transition for a Go-Live support team
  • Avoid common go-live challenges
  • Drive and streamline EHR adoption by clinicians, patients and staff
Connecting SDoH Screening with Medical-Legal Partnership Interventions: Case Studies in Innovation
Connecting SDoH Screening with Medical-Legal Partnership Interventions: Case Studies in Innovation

Connecting SDoH Screening with Medical-Legal Partnership Interventions: Case Studies in Innovation

Health centers are increasingly recognizing the role of legal professionals in addressing SDoH needs – especially those identified and documented via PRAPARE – and are actively integrating lawyers on their teams through medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). The interconnectedness of SDoH screening and legal intervention has led health centers in two states, Iowa and Montana, to align and synchronize legal screening and referral activities between health and legal partners via the EHR. This webinar featured the journey of primary care associations (PCAs), health center controlled networks (HCCNs), health centers, and civil legal services non-profits in Montana and Iowa as they begin to integrate legal screening and referral into their EHRs. In a discussion of work in progress, each team demonstrated their EHR-based screening and referral processes and shared the opportunities and challenges presented by the project. They also previewed some of the next steps they plan to advance in the coming year.

EHR Transition Tips – Implementation
EHR Transition Tips – Implementation

EHR Transition Tips – Implementation

This resource shares guidance and tips from other health centers on how to implement the transition between EHRs.

EHR Transition Tips – Implementation
EHR Transition Tips – Implementation

EHR Transition Tips – Implementation

This resource shares guidance and tips from other health centers on how to implement the transition between EHRs.

Enabling Services Data Collection
Enabling Services Data Collection

Enabling Services Data Collection

This Enabling Services Implementation Packet, from AAPCHO, serves as a guide for health centers who wish to codify and track enabling services. The packet was developed as a standardized data collection model to improve data collection on these essential services, and better understand them and their impact on health care access and outcomes.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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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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