For Providers

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT): Resources for Practice

E-Prescribing Resources

AHRQ Toolsets Available to Help Implement E-Prescribing

Two toolsets, one for healthcare providers in small practices and one for independent pharmacies, to support e-prescribing implementation have been released by AHRQ. The toolsets offer a step-by-step guide for preparing for and launching an e-prescribing system. They include advice on topics ranging from planning the implementation process, launching the system, troubleshooting common problems, and navigating into more advanced practice and pharmacy services. Access the toolsets and supporting tools.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Resources

Children’s Electronic Health Record Format

The Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format was developed to bridge the gap between the functionality present in most EHRs currently available and the functionality that would more optimally support the care of children. While the growing use of EHRs is shown to improve the quality and safety of health care, many existing systems are not tailored to capture or process information about children. The new format includes recommendations for child-specific data elements such as vaccines and functionality that will enable EHR developers to broaden their products. The children’s EHR format was authorized by the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and developed by AHRQ and CMS. The format is designed for EHR developers and providers who wish to augment existing systems or to build new systems that include children’s services. Find more information about the children’s EHR format

Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?

Make sure to visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs. Bookmark this site and visit http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/ often to learn about who is eligible for the programs, how to register, meaningful use, upcoming EHR training and events, and much more!