Confidentiality/HIPAA compliance

Innovations

Electronic System for Referring Tobacco Users to Quitline and Monitoring Their Progress Increases Physician Referrals and Enhances Access to Cessation Services 11/05/14

In partnership with Dean Health Systems, the State of Wisconsin enhanced its phone-based tobacco quitline by creating an electronic health record–based, or “eReferral,” system that allows...

Awareness Campaign Targeting Young Minority Women Offers Free Home Test Kit for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Increases Access to Screening and Treatment 11/04/14

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health runs a sexually transmitted disease prevention program, targeted to minority women age 12 to 25,  that promotes the availability of a free, at-...

Neurologists Enhance Access to Specialty Care Through Virtual, In-Home Visits for Patients With Parkinson's Disease, Generating High Levels of Satisfaction 01/17/14

Neurologists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Rochester Medical Center who have expertise in movement disorders offer virtual house calls to patients with Parkinson's disease and...

Online Visits With Dermatologists Enhance Access to Care for Patients With Minor and Serious Skin Conditions, Boost Physician Productivity 08/07/13

Patients with skin conditions conduct virtual visits with board-certified dermatologists, submitting their medical history and information and photographs related to the condition(s) through user-...

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males 02/21/13

In addition to standard primary care services, Connecticut's 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school...

QualityTools

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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