Electronic medical records


Health Information Technology Toolkit for Physician Offices 12/08/11

This toolkit for physician offices helps these health care organizations assess their readiness, plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important information about the clients they serve. The toolkit contains resources and tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records.

The toolkit supplies a variety of tools for use at different points in health information technology adoption. It consists of seven stages categorized into...

Center for Health IT Tutorials 12/08/11

These tutorials are informational resources and interactive tools to help health care professionals and administrators learn more about electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT). The tutorials cover the basics of preparing for, selecting, implementing, and maintaining an EHR in various health care settings. The content offers basic information about how to prepare for an EHR, selecting the right system, redesigning office workflow, and maintaining and improving...

Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit 07/21/11

This toolkit, designed for small- and medium-sized health care practices and organizations, provides a workflow analysis for the planning, design, implementation, and use of health information technology (health IT). The analyses and redesign incorporates what is currently being used, what will be used during transition and the end result of implementing health IT to improve workflow.

Tools available in the kit include:

  • Benchmarking
  • Checklist
  • Flowchart
  • ...
On-Time Quality Improvement Manual for Long-Term Care Facilities 06/22/11

The On-Time Quality Improvement program is a practical approach to quality improvement (QI) in long-term care, embedding QI strategies and best practices into health information technology. This manual is an introduction to the On-Time QI approach. It provides an overview of the tools and process improvements and describes the implementation process. Target users are stakeholders interested in nursing home QI, nursing home leaders responsible for deciding QI priorities, and nursing home...

Customized Common Industry Format Template for Electronic Health Record Usability Testing 03/02/11

This document can assist electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health care providers, and researchers in effectively communicating the results of EHR usability testing. It provides a template to guide EHR usability test administrators to meet the usability processes approach put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The document also includes appendices that provide the following:

  • Sample recruiting screener
  • Participant...
NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records 02/23/11

The NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides practical guidance on methods relating to user-centered design (UCD) and usability testing. Specific information is provided, in the context of EHRs, on to how to recruit participants, develop the moderator ‘s guide, write tasks, conduct usability tests, record the data, develop the report, and, ultimately, improve the application.

Health Shack™ 02/01/11

Health Shack assists in the development of independent and emancipated youth by providing an electronic Personal Health Information System (PHIS) designed for and with these youth. It offers informational resources, as well as safe keeping and accessibility for important life documents.

This service allows its members to download and store important health information, so that when a member or a care provider needs the information, they can get it quickly. Health Shack members...

myPHR 01/31/11

This Web site provides resources to help consumers create their own personal health record (PHR) to collect, track, and share their past and current health information. It should be maintained by the patient or caregiver, and can be used to provide medical care providers with more insight and information into personal health. It can also help patients avoid the time and expense of repeating the information during office visits.

The site includes PHR forms for children and adults (...

Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Summary Report 12/06/10

This report provides information and tools to help small and medium-sized outpatient practices assess their workflows to successfully implement health information technology (health IT). These practices are likely to need the most help in analyzing their workflows, as they typically do not have access to IT support and quality improvement resources.

The report explains the importance of analyzing workflow when implementing and using health IT applications, and also:

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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resources on Meaningful Use 10/14/10

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released its Final Rule on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This rule establishes the criteria with which eligible pediatricians, other health providers, and hospitals must comply to qualify for the incentive payments that are available to clinicians through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The American Academy of Pediatrics developed several resources to guide pediatricians and their...


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