This fact sheet compares the key features of these essential health IT systems and examines the pros and cons of different approaches for a new implementation. A video discusses disease registry tools.
This publication explores the technological and legal landscape governing personal health information, as well as key issues that must be addressed for consumers to have an appropriate level of control over their own health records.
This report presents the results of interviews with health information technology leaders to determine how much progress has been made toward former president Bush's goal of providing electronic health records for most Americans by 2014.
This executive summary provides a market assessment of ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) systems that are available under open-source licensing and evaluates their comparative advantages and limitations in clinical settings.
These best practices are intended to serve as aspirational guidelines for employers, not a one-size-fits-all solution, as companies develop and implement their own PHR-related policies and practices.
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.