Technology and Your Practice

Successfully implementing HIT into an office practice can bring improvements in both quality of patient care and practice profitability.

HIT Tools You Can Use: Browse all of TMA’s health information technology resources.

Electronic Health Records (EHR): Find information and help with implementing an HER.

EHR Implementation Guide, 2nd Edition: The implementation guide offers a nontechnical view of the steps necessary for the successful introduction of HIT with an emphasis on the needs of smaller practices.

EHR Product Comparison Tool membersonlyred(2)Get help finding the right EMR for your practice.

Meaningful Use Achievement Toolkit: Have you registered for the Medicare EHR Incentive program, but you’re not sure how to meet meaningful use? Turn to TMA’s Meaningful Use Toolkit for detailed instructions about what is required to meet any one of the 25 meaningful-use criteria defined by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services.

E-Prescribing: Stay up to date on the latest e-prescribing news and deadlines.

Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines: Use TMA’s flowchart to evaluate your practice’s clinical effectiveness.

Health Information Technology Hotline: Assists with questions about selecting and implementing an EHR, workflow, EHR incentives, REC services, e-prescribing or general technology questions. (800) 880-5720, or HIT@texmed.org

DocBookMD: DocbookMD is a HIPAA-compliant application for smartphone and tablet devices. Use DocbookMD to send HIPAA-compliant text messages bundled with photos of X-rays, EKGs, wounds and more.

Regional Extension Centers (RECs): Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in Texas have been supporting physicians since 2009 with individualized on-site services, technical assistance, and ongoing support to select, implement or upgrade Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and guidance to meaningful use.

 


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