The annual Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5 - 7 PM. Public attendance is encouraged. For more information please visit: http://ak-ehealth.org/annual-stakeholder-meeting-nov-20-2013-5-7-pm/
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has developed training modules around the Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) Rule to help train Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on how to implement new standards to support: transitions of care, lab exchange, patient engagement and public health measures. These training modules can be found at: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/interoperability-training-courses.
The Health Information Exchange in Alaska has moved into a production status and it is actively being used in the Fairbanks area. Alaska eHealth Network is working to onboard additional participants for the Health Information Exchange. To see public service announcements about the HIE please visit: http://youtu.be/0fiCkj8tEfc or https://vimeo.com/69275549.
Read more about how electronic health records are improving efficiency in a recent newsminer.com feature article
Alaska officials have been recognized by the federal government as national leaders for their efforts to enhance the safety and quality of health care by embracing the use of health information technology. To read more of this press release please click here.
Alaska began marketing the Health Information Exchange in Fairbanks Alaska in preparation for the production launch for Health Information Exchange pilot sites in this region. Check out the video at: http://vimeo.com/58934429 or listen to one of two Public Service Announcements: PSA 1, PSA 2 and/or PSA 3.
Alaska health care community leaders will be hosting the first collaborative Meaningful Use Summit September 21, 2012. For more information please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4036563470/es2?rank=1
Direct Secure Messaging: Electronic Transfer System for Protected Health Information Article in Alaska Fiscal Agent newsletter
The Direct Project establishes standards and documentation to support simple scenarios of pushing data from where it is to where it's needed, in a way that will support more sophisticated interoperability in the future. To learn more about the Direct Project please visit their website at: http://directproject.org/content.php?key=overview
Alaska HIT Program office hosted a webinar for lab stakeholders about sending and receiving electronic, structured lab results and meaningful use. To see the PowerPoint presentation click here.
Can tribal clinics be treated as FQHCs for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program?
Health Information Technology Workforce Training Program Flyer
Alaska Electronic Health Record (EHR) Survey for health care professional providers and hospitals We need your help to develop an electronic health plan that works for Alaska and provides incentive dollars to qualifying Medicaid providers
State Health Policy Consortium: Support Services Request The Pacific Northwest Health Policy Consortium Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington June 9, 2010
Recovery Act Funding for Community Health Centers in Alaska
A fact sheet on ONC's standards and certification criteria final rule is available at http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/meaningful-use-stage-2-
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program