Safety-net clinics must take federal and state licensure and funding requirements into acount when selecting EHR systems. This toolkit will help clinics discuss their practice management and electronic medical record requirements with vendors.
This is a summary of CHCF VP of Programs Sam Karp's testimony on the slow pace of adoption and implementation of uniform data standards by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
California's programs that serve low-income children and pregnant women have grown with its population. This report provides policymakers a blueprint for modernizing enrollment and retention in public programs.
This Health Affairs article by Miller and Miller evaluates the factors leading to the closure of the eight-year-old RHIO in Santa Barbara County. Plus perspectives by Brailer, Frohlich et al., Holmquest, and Overhage.
This report provides a comprehensive, independent evaluation of the factors leading to the closure of the eight-year-old RHIO in Santa Barbara.
Making RHIO software available as an "open source offering" can help accelerate the benefits of clinical information-sharing by reducing costs, using common standards, and involving participants to make improvements.
This report examines key privacy and security issues that regional health information organizations may encounter and the policies and practices they adopt to manage those issues.
This report assesses the promises, perils, and challenges of personal health records and the impact they could have in the coming years based on the perspectives of leading experts in the field.
This project helped to focus national attention on the value of health information exchange and pioneered a variety of innovative approaches over its nearly nine-year run. Although the exchange is not operational, RHIO development efforts will benefit from the lessons learned.
This report explores the readiness for health information technology (HIT) from the perspective of long term care providers: nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and community-based service providers.
The Breast Care Center at UCSF designed an application build a customized care plan for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Such patient-centered PHRs may remind a patient to take medications, provide tailored decision prompts to help people understand and adhere to treatment regimens, or transmit data to providers.
This issue brief examines employer initiatives to adopt personal health records (PHRs) as a tool to cut costs and improve efficiency. It explores the pros and cons of PHRs and offers a road map for adoption.
Examining IT solutions for physician practices, this report focuses on the option of application service provider (ASP) software. It includes software comparisons, key considerations, and a guide to suitability.
CHCF founding president and CEO Mark Smith outlines 10 ways to make California a leader in using health information technology to improve care and reduce costs.
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a comprehensive health IT policy agenda in California by July 2007, CHCF outlined ten recommendations to inform discussion at the eHealth Action Forum held October 12, 2006, in Sacramento.