Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Meaningful Use Resources from ONC & CMS

 by Julie Franklin CMS and Peter Garrett ONC
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) want to help you on your journey to becoming a meaningful user of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.  Here are resources about meaningful use, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and the EHR certification process to help guide you:
Meaningful Use and Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs 
3) PowerPoint Presentation: Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule
4) Timeline: Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
5) Being a Meaningful User of Electronic Health Records
7) Flow Chart – Determine Eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
1) Certification Programs Overview
2) Standards and Certification Criteria Final Rule Fact Sheet
3) HITECH Temporary Certification Program for EHR Technology Fact Sheet
4) Temporary Certification Program Final Rule Frequently Asked Questions
5) Permanent Certification Program
6) Certified Health IT Product List
 Privacy and Security
1) Building Trust in Health Information Exchange
2) Health Information Privacy and Information on HIPAA
For additional resources on certification and meaningful use check out ONC’s Meaningful Use resources:
ONC has also funded 62 Regional Extension Centers, located across the country, to offer customized, on-the-ground assistance for providers who need help adopting and meaningfully using certified EHR technology.
You can also stay up to date on ONC and CMS activities by:


EMR and HIPAA said...

Great list. Although, I must admit that the length of this list illustrates to me the idea that there's no such thing as free money from the government. There's at least the cost of the red tape.

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