Tour by Specialty Care

Click the blue buttons and orange links below to navigate key content relevant to Specialty Care.

By assisting Specialty Care providers in the procurement and implementation of interoperable EHRs and the effective use of the technology, MeHI can further enable specialty care initiatives. The use of Health IT can facilitate coordinated patient care, encourage  specialty care integration, enhance quality of patient care, and decrease healthcare costs.

Articles & Resources

Prescription Monitoring Program: The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Tool (MassPAT) - Eric Sheehan, MA DPH (November 2016) View Recording

Toolkits and Directories


EHR Toolkit

The EHR Toolkit provides a structured process for how to evaluate and select a vendor, and important considerations when purchasing and EHR.
 

HIE ToolkitThe HIE Toolkit provides tools and use case examples for guiding an organization through the Health Information Exchange (HIE) process.
 

EHR Toolkit

The Meaningful Use Toolkit contains resources for program registration, Meaningful Use attestation, and other relevant program support topics.
 

View the HIT Vendor Directory for a listing of Health IT vendor products that provide information technology solutions for the healthcare sector.
 

The Mass HIway Directory lists healthcare organizations enrolled in the Massachusetts Statewide Health Information Exchange (Mass HIway).

 

Educational Events and Resources

MeHI offers educational events including webinars, seminars, workshops, and conferences. See Upcoming Events.
 

Use the resources page to access presentations, videos and recordings about Health IT.

 

CEHRT and Meaningful Use

Primary care providers need to Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade to Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). They also need to demonstrate the Meaningful Use of CEHRT, and report Public Health Measures. Not meeting these standards will result in penalties applied to your Medicare Part B reimbursements.

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Support

To offset the acquisition and implementation cost of CEHRT and Meaningful Use, Eligible Professionals can apply for incentives from the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

MeHI's eHealth Sevices Center can advise you in completing the CEHRT and Meaningful Use requirements.
 

MeHI offers a solution to assess your practice’s privacy and security status, develop remediation plans, communicate resolutions to providers, and track remediation progress.The solution addresses the MU requirements.

MeHI provides a solution to assess and improve your patient engagement strategy, track progress, and measure success. This solution addresses the applicable Meaningful Use requirements.
 

Mass HIway Webinars

Meaningful Use requires the use of an electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE). For this purpose, providers can connect to the statewide HIE, the Mass HIway. To learn more, review:
- The Mass HIway First Steps - Getting Enrolled PDF Format | Video
- Mass HIway Consent: Operationalizing Opt-in PDF Format | Video
 

PQRS

Primary Care providers need to report quality measures to CMS' Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The requirement comes with penalties and payment adjustments applied to your Medicare Part B reimbursements.

MeHI can assist in reporting your quality measures via our PQRS Registry, which will avoid the penalties.

 

Health IT Success Stories

Health IT stories provide insights into how other providers approached Health IT projects and highlight the impact on health and patient care. Read how they resolved challenges, modeled best practices, and built on lessons learned.

EHR Success StoriesView our collection of Massachusetts EHR success Stories

 

HIE Use Case Stories

View our collection of HIE Use Case Stories.

 

Spotlight Stories​View our Behavioral Health spotlight stories, including how South Cove Community Health Center uses their EHR system, and how The Dimock Center uses HIE. 
 

Grant Programs

Connected Communities Implementation Grant Program 
In Spring 2016, MeHI announced $3M in grants to 7 healthcare organizations working with 78 partner organizations to enhance collaboration and communication among healthcare providers within a community through the use of innovative technologies, such as electronic health records and health information exchanges.

 

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