EHRs

EHR Incentive Program Resources

To help eligible professionals successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, CMS  has posted new resources on the EHR Incentive Programs website.

APA Resources for Electronic Health Records

Information and resources on health information technology topics are available on the APA website.  Developed by the APA Committee on Mental Health Information Technology and APA staff, the topics include: guidance on choosing the right EHR; privacy and security (HIPPA and more); overview of national health information technology initiatives; and potential advantages of electronic prescribing.

 

In September 2016, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released an updated guide for health care professionals seeking to buy new EHR systems:   EHR Contracts Untangled: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms and Understanding the Fine Print.

Health IT Playbook offers practical information and guidance on specific topics as you research, buy, use, or switch EHRs.

See this news item on the October 2015 proposed meaningful use regulations