Electronic Health Record Resources
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Information Technology.
This comprehensive HIT resource includes the latest news on Health IT, Meaningful Use, EHRs, Quality Improvement, and partner organizations. Check out HRSA’s Health IT for Children Toolbox and a variety of webinars.
Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Medical Records for SBHCs.
The School-Based Health Alliance offers a resource page with information on how SBHCs can continue to be relevant and current in the health IT world. In particular, check out these two resources: a Glossary of HIT Terms and 10 Questions all Organizations Should Ask EMR Vendors.
The California HIT Landscape and the EHR Meaningful Use Incentives (PPT)
California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has prepared a comprehensive look at the health information technology field discussing the structure, reimbursement, incentive payments and implications of meaningful use. They also discuss regional extension centers’ role with providers.
Meaningful Use Resources
The definitive resources for Meaningful Use are the federal and state websites. There are hundreds of documents posted on these websites and they are updated regularly.
CMS has a very comprehensive and informative website to help guide you through all of the phases of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program—from eligibility and registration to attestation and payment. Learn more
Each state is responsible for administering the Medicaid component of the EHR Incentive program. The State of California’s website will help guide you through all of the phases of the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program—from eligibility and registration to attestation and payment. Learn more
Other Technology Resources
CA Teleconnect Discount
The Pacific Center for Telehealth is funded to assist community based organizations and health care clinics to obtain the 50% teleconnect discount from their CPUC through the local phone companies.
TechSoup can help you secure funding for school-based health center technology.