Tour by Specialty Care

Click on the 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

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.

EHR Toolkit


Tools to assist in the procurement of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system

HIE Toolkit


Tools to assist in the plan and implementation to connect an EHR to a Health Information Exchange (HIE)

MU Toolkit for Eligible Professionals


Tools to help Eligibile Professionals to achieve Meaningful Use of the EHR and participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

MU Toolkit for Eligible Hospitals


Tools to help Eligibile Hospitals to achieve Meaningful Use of the EHR and participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

HIT Vendor Directory 

 

A list of Health IT vendor products that provide information technology solutions for the healthcare sector

Mass HIway Directory 

 

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

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 Technical Assistance Team can advise you in completing the CEHRT and 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

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.

​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.