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EQRO Team


Janice Panichello, PhD, MPA
Director of Quality Review,
Epidemiologist

Tracy Atkins, LMSW
Project Manager

John McNamee, PhD
Senior Health Data Analyst
 

Laura Sanchez, RN
Healthcare Quality Review Analyst

Angie Heiniger
Project Specialist
 

REC Participants

As of April 28, 2015, the REC has worked with 1,674 practitioners; 1,200 Priority Primary Care Providers (PPCPs), 474 Specialists or non-PPCPs, and 95 Critical Access Hospitals/Rural Hospitals. 1,375 practitioners including 1,200 PPCPs have implemented an EHR, using it to ePrescribe and run quality reports. Seventy percent of hospitals are using certified electronic health records. There are 1,033 practitioners including 967 PPCPs as well as 64 hospitals at Meaningful Use.

This map indicates cities with a participating organization (who have granted us permission to share their names) and the status of their journey toward Meaningful Use. Click on one of the six regions on the map to see those in that region who are working with the REC to achieve Meaningful Use.

State Map of Meaningful Use Participants

Tribune Dighton Leoti Scott City Tribune Dighton Scott City Meade Ashland Coldwater Elkhart Fowler Hugoton Liberal Meade Minneola Plains Satanta Liberal Satanta Dodge City Garden City Greensburg Johnson City Kinsley Lakin Sublette Syracuse Ulysses Dodge City Dodge City Garden City Johnson City Kinsley Ulysses Ulysses Colby Atwood Bird City Downs Goodland Logan McDonald Norton Oberlin Osborne Phillipsburg Saint Francis Smith Center Stockton Atwood Colby Goodland Osborne Phillipsburg Saint Francis Smith Center Smith Center Sharon Springs Hays Hill City Hoxie Lucas Oakley Palco Quinter Russell WaKeeney Wilson Colby Hays Hoxie Oakley Plainville Plainville Plainville Quinter Russell Ellinwood Hoisington Holyrood Jetmore La Crosse Larned Ness City Ransom Ellinwood Great Bend Great Bend Great Bend Great Bend Hoisington Larned Larned Ransom El Dorado Augusta Clearwater Derby Douglass Haysville Kingman Park City Pratt Rose Hill Stafford Valley Center Wichita Wichita Augusta El Dorado Pratt Belleville Beloit Cawker City Clyde Concordia Hanover Mankato Washington Belleville Concordia Hanover Winfield Anthony Arkansas City Caldwell Cedar Vale Conway Springs Dexter Harper Kiowa Medicine Lodge Mulvane Wellington Arkansas City Arkansas City Harper Medicine Lodge Mulvane Wellington Winfield Winfield Abilene Chapman Clay Center Glasco Junction City Lincoln Manhattan Minneapolis Salina Beloit Clay Center Junction City Junction City Salina Lindsborg Lindsborg Canton Cottonwood Falls Ellsworth Herington Herington Hesston Hillsboro Hutchinson Lyons Marion McPherson Moundridge Newton Ellsworth Marion McPherson Moundridge Onaga Holton Atchison Centralia Frankfort Hiawatha Highland Holton Horton Marysville Netawaka Onaga Sabetha Seneca Westmoreland Atchison Hiawatha Sabetha Burlington Colony Council Grove Emporia Garnett Ottawa Paola Spring Hill Burlington Council Grove Emporia Ottawa Fort Scott Fredonia Chanute Eureka Fort Scott Howard Humboldt Iola Moran Chanute Eureka Fredonia Fredonia Humboldt Iola Independence Baxter Springs Coffeyville Columbus Moline Neodesha Oswego Parsons Sedan Coffeyville Columbus Neodesha Neodesha Pittsburg Pittsburg Sedan Winchester Leawood Kansas City Kansas City Lansing Lawrence Leavenworth Lenexa Merriam Olathe Olathe Overland Park Prairie Village Saint Marys Shawnee Topeka Topeka Wamego Lawrence Leavenworth Overland Park Wamego Winchester
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Services

KFMC’s services are designed to take your organization from its current state – whether you are starting with a paper-based system or just need to optimize your current EHR – to Meaningful Use in order to qualify for the Medicare or Medicaid incentives.

Our Services include:

Education and Outreach: Disseminate knowledge about the effective strategies and practices to select, implement, and meaningfully use certified EHR technology to improve quality and value of healthcare.

National Learning Consortium: Participate in the National Learning Consortium facilitated by the HITRC and share tools and materials developed through the cooperative agreement with other Regional Centers, interested stakeholders, and the public.

Vendor Selection: Help providers select the highest‐value option ‐‐ the option that offers the greatest opportunity to achieve and maintain meaningful use of EHRs and improved quality of care at the most favorable cost of ownership and operation, including both the initial acquisition of the technology, cost of implementation, and ongoing maintenance and predictable needed upgrades over time.

Local Workforce Support: Partner with local resources, such as community colleges, to promote integration of health IT into the initial and ongoing training of health professionals and supporting staff.

Implementation and Project Management: Support end‐to‐end project management over the entire EHR implementation process, including individualized and on‐site coaching, consultation, troubleshooting.

Practice and Workflow Redesign: Support for practice and workflow redesign necessary to achieve meaningful use of EHRs.

Functional Interoperability and Health Information Exchange: Assist priority primary‐care providers in connecting to available health information exchange infrastructure(s).

Privacy and Security Best Practices: Support providers in implementing best practices in the privacy and security of personal health information.

Progress Towards Meaningful Use: Participate in program training and be able to provide their clients effective assistance in attaining meaningful use.

EHR Workflow Toolkit

KFMC is happy to make available to you the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Workflow toolkit which consists of two comprehensive tools designed to assist practices document goals and workflows to achieve better success with their EHR selection, implementation and adoption. You are welcome to use this toolkit to assist you with planning your own EHR journey.

Practice and Workflow Redesign is one of the services that KFMC offers as the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for Kansas. If you would like to learn more about HITREC services please contact REC support.

EHR Workflow Toolkit

Overview, Purpose, and Process of the EHR Workflow Toolkit – Outlines the steps involved in the workflow documentation and redesign process, and also provides information on SMART goal setting. Additionally, it gives an overview of the most widely used workflow documentation tools and helps identify ways in which workflows could be redesigned.

EHR Workflow Guiding Questions - Provides guiding questions for a practice to document the present workflows associated with each of its processes in order to evaluate them for improvement and redesign them. It also allows a practice to then document the functional requirements needed within an EHR to implement each of the redesigned workflows.

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