EHR Information

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was passed into law in February of 2009, the federal government is offering incentive funding for eligible healthcare professionals for the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). Below you will find resources to help navigate EHR implementation, as well as other information related to health information technology initiatives.

WHY Electronic Health Records? How they benefit medical practices.  

Regional Extension Centers in Texas:
CentrEast Regional Extension Center: http://centreastrec.org/
     Phone:  979.862.5001
Gulf Coast HITECH Extension Center: http://www.uthouston.edu/gcrec/
     Phone:  713.500.3657
North Texas regional Extension Center: http://www.ntrec.org/
     Phone:  972.717.4279
West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center: billy.philips@ttuhsc.edu
     Phone:  806.743.1338

Web Resources:
TMHP Health IT: http://www.tmhp.com/Pages/HealthIT/HIT_Home.aspx
EHR Incentive Program FAQs: http://www.tmhp.com/TMHP_File_Library/HealthIT/EHR%20FAQ.pdf
CMS EHR Incentive Programs: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/
American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.aap.org/ehr/
Certified EHR Products: http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert/
Texas Health Services Authority: http://www.thsa.org/
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT): http://www.cchit.org/
Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/community/healthit_hhs_gov__home/1204
 

Presentations:

Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program: A Webinar for Eligible Professionals (February 3, 2011)
Medicaid and CHIP Health Information Technology Stakeholder Feedback Forum (August 3, 2010)
     Video/audio: http://mediasite.beg.utexas.edu/Media/Viewer/?peid=310b7ffcc3a341b2800635e303763588