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Upcoming GA-HITEC events, CMS important updates, EHR related information, and Meaningful use information
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August 11, 2015
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EHR News

GA-HITEC events and EHR news.


Upcoming Events

GA-HITEC Webinar: BYOD - Bring Your Own Device
Join HomeTown Health in partnership with GA-HITEC for a webinar, presented by Alicia Holley, IT Operations Manager at Gwinnett Medical Center, to offer some information on how their facility has dealt with some of the challenges of “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD”. Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:30 PM EST

GCT2 Webinar Series: Team Based Care Protocol - Systems for BP Control and the Role of the Pharmacist in Team Based Care
Please join us for a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice. These webinars collaborate on practice quality improvement, facilitating efforts around cardiac care, diabetes management, and Meaningful Use.  Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:30 PM EST

Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) Meeting Calendar
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for the creation of an HIT Policy Committee and an HIT Standards Committee under the auspices of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). (Learn More)


Reports and Resources

Security Risk Assessment Toolkit for Protect Health Information 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recognizes that conducting a risk assessment can be a challenging task. That’s why ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), developed a downloadable.(Learn More)

Implementation Resources: Transform Your Practice! 
A wide variety of implementation resources, evidence-based best practices, and ONC Toolkits. (Learn More)

Comprehensive List of Certified Health Information Technology ACO Investment Model
Certified HealthIT product list. (Learn More)

FOA: Standards Development Organization Collaboration to Enhance Standards Alignment, Testing, and Measurement Grant
The Standards Development Organization Collaboration to Enhance Standards Alignment, Testing, and Measurement funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will establish a mechanism for ongoing collaboration among ONC and various standards development organizations (SDOs). (Learn More)

FOA: Advanced Interoperable Health Informatino Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange Program Grant
Grantees in this program will leverage the investments and lessons learned from the previous State HIE Program to advance the standardized, secure, and interoperable movement of health information across organizational, vendor, and geographic boundaries. (Learn More)
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How to Bridge the Digital Divide When Implementing an EHR [Video]

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.

Deadline October 1, 2015: CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10 
With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline (Learn More).
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