TMA works diligently to give you the tools you need to tackle the challenges of technology. Whether you need help selecting an electronic health record (EHR) or understanding the EHR incentive program or information on e-prescribing, TMA has the resources. You can find links to all of these tools on the Technology page of the TMA website.
- EHR Product Evaluation Tool
This tool compares the most-used EHRs in Texas by functionality and pricing.
- EHR Buyer Beware: Issues to Consider When Contracting with EHR Vendors
This paper discusses eight important EHR contract terms you should consider before signing an EHR contract.
- EHR Incentive Program Resource Center
This resource center provides details and instructions sheets for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.
- Meaningful Use Achievement Toolkit
This tool gives detailed instructions about what the government requires, specific to your EHR product, for you to meet any one of the 25 meaningful-use criteria. The EHRs represented are e-MDs, GE/Centricity, Greenway Medical, and NextGen.
- Texas Regional Extension Center Resource Center
Regional extension centers (RECs) have been established across the country, with four in Texas, to give physicians in-depth assistance in selection, implementation, and meaningful use of an EHR. This helps to ensure eligible physicians meet the requirements to earn the EHR incentives. Visit the resource center for details on location, eligibility, and contact information.
- E-Prescribing Resource Center
Physicians should e-prescribe now to prevent the Medicare penalty and earn the Medicare bonus. Benefits of e-prescribing include medication reconciliation, medication history, eligibility, and formulary information. Visit the resource center for help with e-prescribing.
If you have questions about these health information technology (HIT) tools and resources or if you need additional help, contact the TMA HIT Helpline at (800) 880-5720 or email HIT@texmed.org.
Action, April 3, 2012