Health Information Technology

  • HIT Tools and Resources at Your Fingertips


    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.

    More on HIT Tools and Resources  
  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • HIT Articles

    CMS Proposes a Break for Docs on Meaningful Use Reporting


    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes easing some of the meaningful use requirements and adjusting the 2016 reporting period from one year to 90 days.

    Find Out More About the Proposed Changes
  • The Rise of Ransomware


    Millions of dollars are making digital transfers from reputable entities to criminals, exposing just how vulnerable physician practices are to technological invaders. All it takes for this nightmare scenario to transpire is one person in a physician's office coming into contact with computer malware.

    Big practice, small practice, or in-between, the recent rise of ransomware poses a serious threat. When that threat becomes reality, it can leave physicians feeling helpless.

    Find Out How to Protect Your Practice  
  • TMA Five-Step Checklist for MACRA Readiness


    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a draft rule to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on Jan. 1, 2017. Although the final rule will not be published until or around Nov. 1, 2016, here are some steps the Texas Medical Association recommends you take now to prepare your practice.

    Read the Checklist  
  • Getting Patient Data From Your EHR: What Does Your Contract Say?


    TMA is hearing from members who are trying to transition to another electronic health record (EHR) system and whose vendors are charging high fees to extract patient data. It may be time to review your EHR vendor contract again.

    Get Tips on What to Look for in EHR Contracts