Optimization Resources

For practices that have installed an EHR and are in the process of incorporating it into their daily care and business processes, the below resources provide helpful information.

Resources for EHR Optimization

The New York eHealth Collaborative’s (NYeC’s) compendium of presentations has excellent material for practices in the phase of integrating their EHR into practice workflows and using it to collect and report data. Sections IV-VIII are specifically geared toward this level of education.

The NYeC offers a detailed overview of the concept of “meaningful use” of EHRs and how that applies to the federal government’s EHR Incentive Programs.

The NYeC’s eHealth site presents important information about NY State policies for EHR requirements in addition to further discussion of the meaningful use concept.

For practices in New York City, the Primary Care Information Project, sponsored by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, supports the adoption and use of EHRs among primary care providers in New York City’s underserved communities through a wide-range of services.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Office of Health Information Technology Transformation website contains state policy information as well as material about funding opportunities and state-based projects related to health information technology implementation.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a number of information technology tools and resources at its Health Information Technology Website.

For users of electronic health records and those planning on implementation, AHRQ has produced a Guide to Reducing Unintended Consequences of Electronic Health Records.

Last updated: Friday, June 21, 2013