Electronic Health Records (3 Modules)

Module 1 - EHR Best Practices, Checklists and Pitfalls

While EHR adoption and use have increased significantly since 2009, data reveals that some physicians are still not using EHRs in an efficient or "meaningful" way.   Physicians who participate in the CMS EHR Incentive programs, (as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions of the Recovery Act of 2009), are faced with the challenges of reaching compliance with Stage 1 of Meaningful Use in 2014, and Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in 2014-2016.

This 3-module CME activity provides learners with an overview of Health Information Technology (HIT) and how the various technologies can best work together to improve outcomes. Case studies and lessons learned from actual practice implementations combine to help learners develop strategies to effectively implement and use EHRs in their own practices.

Module 1 was adapted from the printed guide, Guide to Health Information Technology: Best Practices, Checklists and Pitfalls , Module 1 encompasses the following topics:

  • Preparing Your Practice: EHR, Adoption, Implementation and Use
  • Time Management: Before and After
  • After Implementation: Case Studies
  • Creating A High Quality Medical Record
  • Reimbursement and Accountability Practices
  • Legal and Liability Issues with PHI
  • Health Information Exchange

Learning Objectives

  • Define "best practices" for implementing an EHR in the practice.
  • Identify the root cause of common issues with EHRs in the practice.
  • Discuss legal and liability issues surrounding the exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Describe the potential benefits and challenges of Health Information Exchanges (HIE)

Faculty

Leon Q. Barzin, Director: Health Information Technology, Manager: Digital Media Massachusetts Medical Society

This activity was developed in collaboration with the MMS Committee on Information Technology.

Course Fees

  • MMS Member Physicians: $24
  • Nonmember Physicians: $44
  • Allied Health Professionals: $19.20

Format:

Text & Graphics

CME Credit: 

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™,  risk management study

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 2.0 credits in an EHR-related CPD course.

Activity Term
Start: October 1, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops:
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+

Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Module 2 - Making Meaningful Use Meaningful: Stage 1

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology. This funding is part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions of the Recovery Act of 2009).  To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers have to show that they are "meaningfully using" their certified EHR technology by meeting certain measurement thresholds that range from recording patient information as structured data to exchanging summary care records. CMS has established these thresholds for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs).The long-term plan for Meaningful Use includes:

Stage 1: 2011-2014, Data capture and basic EHR functions
Stage 2:  2014-2016, Advanced clinical processes
Stage 3:  2016-2017, Improved outcomes

This module, developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), encompasses the following Meaningful Use Stage 1 topic areas:

  • What is Meaningful Use?
  • Looking Back at EHR Implementations
  • How Do We Improve?
  • Meaningful Use Road Map
  • Re-Thinking Meaningful Use for Success
  • Meaningful Use in Practice
  • References 

Learning Objectives

  • Define the three (3) components of Meaningful Use.
  • Explore the shortcomings and failures of past EHR implementations.
  • Review ways to improve EHR use in the practice.
  • Examine examples of achieving Meaningful Use in the practice.

Faculty

Jeff Loughlin, Program Director, MAeHC

Course Fees:

  • MMS Member Physicians: $12
  • Nonmember Physicians: $22
  • Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format

Video

CME Credit 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™,  risk management study

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.0 credit in an EHR-related CPD course.

Activity Term
Start: October 1, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
 Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including: IE8,9,10 Firefox 18.0+ Chrome 26+ Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Module 3 -- Making Meaningful Use Meaningful: Stage 2

 

This module, developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), encompasses the following Meaningful Use Stage 2 topics. 

  • What is Meaningful Use Stage 2?
  • Meaningful Use in Practice: Linking Objectives to Workflow and Staff
  • Patient Scenarios: Meaningful Use in Context
  • References and Contact Information

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differences between Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • Define which Meaningful Use Objectives are used for each part of the patient workflow
  • Differentiate between the Core Meaningful Use objectives and the Clinical Quality Measure objectives.
  • Examine case examples of achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 in your practice.

Faculty

Jeff Loughlin, Program Director, MAeHC

Course Fees:

  • MMS Member Physicians: $12
  • Nonmember Physicians: $22
  • Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format

Video

CME Credit 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™,  risk management study

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.0 credit in an EHR-related CPD course.

Activity Term
Start: November 5, 2014    
End: November 30, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
 Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including: IE8,9,10 Firefox 18.0+ Chrome 26+ Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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