HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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HIT Resource Guide
NNOHA is pleased to introduce its Health Information Technology Resource Guide for Community Health Center Dental Programs. The Guide provides technical assistance on several IT topics including a process for selecting management software and an electronic dental record for your community health center. Other topics include information on teledentistry, electronic prescribing, information security, integrating the dental system with the medical system, and much more. Links are available within the Guide to a new HIT Workbook which provides templates for creating forms CHCs can use in their information system search process. Published January 2022
Accessing Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payments
This step-by-step quick start guide for dental providers provides information on how to access and receive Meaningful Use EHR incentive payments.
CMS.gov – EHR Incentive Programs
This official website of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs provides information on overview of the programs, eligibility, CQMs, certified technology, and FAQs.
HIT White Paper – Guide to the Future Ver. 1: Using HIT to Improve Oral Health Access and Outcomes
This paper gives context for a discussion on the benefits of integrated dental HIT and serves to educate important stakeholders.
HIT White Paper – Guide to the Future Ver. 2: A Strategic Roadmap to Achieving Meaningful Use Objectives and Selecting an Integrated Electronic Dental Record (EDR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) System to Improve Oral Health Access and Outcomes
This paper serves as a guide in the EDR-EHR selection process and meeting the Meaningful Use criteria, facilitating the Health Centers’ decision making process toward improved use of HIT.
Using the Capabilities of eClinicalWorks (eCW) to Create Patient Centered Care in Dental Programs
In this promising practice, Community Healthcare Network in Brooklyn, NY shares how the dental program uses eCW order sets during the dental visit, which allows for enhanced data collection and coordination of care.
Vendor Selection Spreadsheet
The guide includes key criteria to identify which EDR/EHR systems can achieve interoperability between EDR and EHR systems, meet national Meaningful Use objectives and are capable of reporting NNOHA’s proposed clinical quality measures for oral health.
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