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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.
Articles & Resources
Prescription Monitoring Program: The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Tool (MassPAT) - Eric Sheehan, MA DPH (November 2016) View Recording
Toolkits and Directories
These four toolkits are available to assist healthcare providers in their journey to adopt Health IT. In the toolkits, you will find content that includes instructional documents, workbooks, templates, checklists and more. For more best practices, also access the Support section featuring Health IT Stories, our Resources library, and eHealth Education. Click on the name of a toolkit below to access the toolkit.
Tools to assist in the procurement of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system
Tools to assist in the plan and implementation to connect an EHR to a Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Tools to help Eligibile Professionals to achieve Meaningful Use of the EHR and participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
Tools to help Eligibile Hospitals to achieve Meaningful Use of the EHR and participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
A list of Health IT vendor products that provide information technology solutions for the healthcare sector
A list of 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. Check out the calendar of events.
Use the support 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 may result in payment adjustments applied to Medicare Part B reimbursements if MACRA MIPS applies to the provider.
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Support
MeHI's Technical Assistance Team can advise you in completing the CEHRT and Meaningful Use requirements.
Mass HIway Webinars
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.
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.