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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

For a complete listing of Frequently Asked Questions posted by CMS, link to external websiteclick here.

Office of National Coordinator (ONC)

This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Health IT Impact on Quality-Stories from the Field

Eligible Professionals:

This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Digital Spring Cleaning—Download the easy-to-use tips to tidy up digital disorder and safely dispose of old electronic devices and data. Share these tips with colleagues, staff, family and friends to jump-start the digital de-cluttering process.

link to external website Finding My Way to Electronic Health Records
New England Journal of Medicine Article released July 13, 2010. Published at www.nejm.org. Author: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals
A summary of eligibility requirements and incentive payments for Eligible Professionals for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

link to external website The Meaningful Use Regulation for Electronic Health Records
New England Journal of Medicine Article released July 13, 2010. Published at www.nejm.org. Authors: David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., and Marilyn Tavenner, R.N., M.H.A.

Hospitals:

This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. Medicaid Hospital Incentive Payments Calculations
A summary of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for eligible acute care and children’s hospitals

Patient and Families:

Helpful Links

link to external website Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ's health information technology (HIT) initiative is part of the Nation's strategy to put information technology to work in healthcare. By developing secure and private electronic health records for most Americans and making health information available electronically when and where it is needed, HIT can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more cost effective.

link to external website Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched the official website for the Medicare & Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs (formerly EHR Incentive Programs). This website provides the most up-to-date detailed information about the incentive programs.

link to external website Certified Health IT Product List
The Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) provides the authoritative, comprehensive listing of complete EHRs and EHR modules that have been tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for HIT. Only the product versions that are included on the CHPL are certified under the ONC Temporary Certification Program. Please note that the CHPL is a snapshot of the current list of certified products. The CHPL is updated frequently as newly certified products are reported to ONC.

link to external website Kansas Health Information Technology Initiative
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the state designee for health information technology, is facilitating the creation of strategic and operational plans for a statewide infrastructure for health information exchange (HIE). The primary goal of this health information exchange is to enable healthcare stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in achieving their population health goals.

link to external website U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HITECH
Official website of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Learn about HITECH programs and ONC initiatives.