MeHI is partnering with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) to support and oversee implementation of some projects within the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program. MeHI will focus on those projects that include support for the enhancement of health information technology, including electronic health record (EHR) adoption and increasing connections between providers through the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway).
In an effort to bolster primary care in Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing new standards for medical home recognition this spring, and health IT has a prominent role in the revised standards.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new and updated FAQs about the EHR Incentive Program, including topics on clinical quality measures (CQMs), Meaningful Use objectives, and reporting.
We are excited to announce that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has extended the Regional Extension Center (REC) program for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) serves as the state’s only REC and will be able to continue to assist providers across the Commonwealth with electronic health record (EHR) implementations and Meaningful Use.
This story is written by MeHI's Elisabeth Renczkowski - a content specialist with the eHealth Services and Support team. Her experience with electronic health record systems goes far beyond what she does for work. Following is a heart-warming story about her son and their family's healthcare experience.