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Mobile Health Roadmap 07/16/14

The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community for providers and patients alike. The roadmap gives background information on each topic, followed by the current state of adoption and possible future improvements.

This roadmap has the following sections:

  • New care models
  • ...
HIPAA Security Risk Assessment 07/10/14

This online tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help small and medium-sized health care provider organizations conduct information security risk assessments required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Risk assessment helps an organization ensure it is complying with HIPAA’S administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Assessment also helps reveal areas where an organization’s protected health...

Health Information Privacy and Security: A 10 Step Plan 01/13/14

Health Information Privacy and Security: A 10 Step Plan is an online tool that helps health care providers and organizations meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements for protecting patient information in electronic health records. The tool provides practical tips in four areas:

  • Preparation
  • Risk analysis and action plan
  • Risk management
  • Meaningful use
National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit 05/15/13

The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this Health Information Exchange (HIE) toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • HIE policy matrix: Includes “policy models” adapted from the Connecting for Health Common Framework
  • HIE DIRECT guide: This guide to DIRECT connectivity standards is designed to...
How To Implement Electronic Health Records 03/06/13

This tool provides a six-step approach for providers and physicians to implement an electronic health record (EHR) system in their practice. Each step provides process and outcome goals, and resources to help assess and determine if an EHR will help improve quality of patient care.

The tool is organized by the six steps and includes the following materials:

  • Step 1: Assess your practice readiness
    • Change management for EHR...
Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers 07/28/11

This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.

    Contents include:

    • Chlamydia screening recommendations
    • Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
    • Coding for screening and counseling
    • ...
    A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity 07/05/11

    Group medical visits for conditions caused or affected by poor fitness habits offer an opportunity to provide patients with accurate information on nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being. This guide provides physicians with detailed information about group visits and includes instructions, tips, and checklists to assist in preparing, conducting, and billing for group visits.

    In addition, the guide includes samples of the following materials:

    • ...
    Teen Source: The Hookup 03/28/11

    The Hookup is a statewide text messaging service in California that aims to provide youth with relevant and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a convenient, confidential resource for accessing local clinics that offer free or low-cost sexual and reproductive health services.

    Messages were developed by health educators based on issues identified in youth focus groups in high schools and teen clinics.

    Topics include:

    • Sexually transmitted...
    Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: 2nd Edition 10/27/10

    This user’s guide helps researchers and others establish, manage, and analyze patient registries to evaluate the real-life impact of health care treatments and evaluate patient outcomes. Originally published in 2007, the purpose of this revised and expanded second edition is to incorporate information on new methodological or technological advances into the existing chapters and to add new chapters to address emerging topics in registry science.

    Topics covered include:

      ...
    Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit 07/21/09

    This toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange (HIE).

    Assessing the variation in organization-level business practices enables regions, States, and territories to identify the variation in practices, policies, and laws that may present barriers to interoperable HIE. The assessment will help to identify specific practices that may pose...

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