by Douglas Mailman on October 19, 2010

Meaningful Use MondayPosted on October 4, 2010 by Adam Bazer

We are all working toward greater understanding of the HITECH Act and the meaning of “Meaningful Use.” On a semi-regular basis, here is a quick list of links that may help you become the Meaningful Use guru at your organization:

HIMSS Resources This HIMSS site provides you with information on all HIMSS Meaningful Use webinar series, including information on the latest series and access to previous series in the HIMSS eLearning Academy. This HIMSS site provides you with the information on Meaningful Use HIMSS and its volunteers have produced on the subject. This resource page is updated regularly. Home page for HIMSS professional development. Gain education on Meaningful Use at HIMSS conferences, user groups, webinars, and through the HIMSS eLearning Academy. As the industry reviews the new rules and criteria, lots of excellent and specific questions are being asked by HIMSS members. These “deep dives” delve into the regulations and focus on areas for which HIMSS has received the most questions from the community. These Request for Proposal (RFP) sample documents, produced by HIMSS, are provided as tools for use by a healthcare organization and other healthcare providers in developing its own RFP. They provide a structured approach for the various criteria that may be relevant to the organization’s own RFP process, including general information and experience; technical information regarding architecture; applications; and services.

Federal Resources This is the White House’s blog dedicated to the topic of Health Care. Anyone else amazed we live in an age where the White House has its own blog? This is the You Tube website for the House of Representative’s Ways and Means Committee. Catch the latest hearings as the HITECH law is enacted here. This official website from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services provides up-to-date, detailed information about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive programs. Find out if your organization is eligible. Check out ONC’s own blog, HealthIT Buzz. Learn more about Meaningful Use, Certification, HITECH, current committee activity and more. It is thoroughly possible you and Dr. Blumenthal are viewing this blog AT THE VERY SAME TIME!!! The portal provides direct access to information on recovery act grants from HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more about how your organization can apply for these grants. Track the federal dollars spent on HITECH and other ARRA-related recovery acts. This interactive tool is part of the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative. When your personal friends ask you about healthcare reform, send them to this site. This website provides information of the law, provides health information on insurance, quality initiatives, and prevention. Production of this website was mandated in the HITECH act.

Posted by: Douglas Mailman

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