National Association for Trusted Exchange on Fast Track to Facilitate Electronic Clinical Data Exchange Between Patients and Providers
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) release the final requirements for Stage 2 Electronic Health Records Incentive programs on Thursday August 23, 2012. The regulations can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-09-04/pdf/2012-21050.pdf
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.