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By assisting Primary Care providers in the procurement and implementation of interoperable EHRs and the effective use of the technology, MeHI can further enable primary care initiatives. The use of Health IT can facilitate coordinated patient care, encourage primary care integration, enhance quality of patient care, and decrease healthcare costs.
Prescription Monitoring Program: The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Tool (MassPAT) - Eric Sheehan, MA DPH (November 2016) View Recording
The EHR Toolkit provides a structured process for how to evaluate and select a vendor, and important considerations when purchasing and EHR.
The HIE Toolkit provides tools and use case examples for guiding an organization through the Health Information Exchange (HIE) process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
View our collection of Massachusetts EHR success Stories.
View our collection of HIE Use Case Stories.
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.