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.
CentrEast Regional Extension Center: http://centreastrec.org/
Gulf Coast HITECH Extension Center: http://www.uthouston.edu/gcrec/
North Texas regional Extension Center: http://www.ntrec.org/
West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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)