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Resources by Topic: Health information technology

Telehealth Guidance and Resources: Communication Access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Patients and their Providers
Offers tools and resources for patients, healthcare providers, and American Sign Language interpreters to enable deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind patients to have successful telehealth appointments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Telehealth and Disabilities
Describes barriers patients with disabilities face in utilizing telehealth to its fullest extent and considerations for providers using telehealth for patients and clients with disabilities. Provides links to resources on best practices and examples of using telehealth with deaf or hard of hearing patients, as well as information on auxiliary aids and services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure effective communication with individuals with hearing or vision impairments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center of Excellence for Telehealth and Aging
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Telehealth Talk
Podcast highlighting telehealth stories, provider experiences and insights, and educational content. Topics include telemedicine business, health information technology, and offering specialty care through telehealth.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: South Central Telehealth Resource Center
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Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Fact Sheet
Provides information on the hardship exemptions for eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) under the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. Includes information on how to apply for it in order to avoid negative payment adjustments.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Minnesota e-Health Publications
Includes fact sheets, guides, and reports for the Minnesota e-Health Initiative, a collaborative effort to promote the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (HIT).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Eligible Professional / Eligible Clinician eCQMs
Features updated electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible clinicians and professionals participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP), including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs) programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs
Features updated electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs for reporting in Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Sample Network Balanced Scorecard Materials
Health information technology (HIT) network balanced scorecard improvement plan and strategy map samples for networks interested in incorporating the balanced scorecard methodology into their strategic plans.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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MCN Health Network
Service for clinics who serve mobile patients, such as migrant workers. Helps ensure continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow up services for mobile patients.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Health IT Playbook
Serves as an online guidebook for healthcare providers on using Health Information Technology (HIT) to its best advantage. Includes discussions on choosing, implementing, and upgrading electronic health records (EHRs), using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Certified Health IT products, implementing patient engagement via telehealth/telemedicine, quality and security with HIT, and looking at how HIT can connect providers and patients in public health settings. Includes a section on HIT in rural settings.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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