Get help with your health IT needs using resources from the AMA Store to tackle the meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) program and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Primary care physicians seeking to navigate the complexities of the meaningful use program can use A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use: Leverage Your EHR to Redesign Workflows and Improve Outcomes, with details on Stages 1 and 2 of the program, and some early guidance on Stage 3.
The resource offers a roadmap for clinical quality improvement as well as patient and caregiver engagement in the care decision process, helping you approach your work flow redesign with the goal of providing the most effective patient care—not just meeting an EHR vendor’s application design.
If you need more guidance around HIPAA, look to HIPAA Plain and Simple: After the Final Rule. This resource includes the latest information and tools to implement systems and ensure compliance, helping you understand the complex regulation of HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009.
For an even deeper understanding of HIPAA, use the Handbook for HIPAA-HITECH Security. This quick-reference tool also provides step-by-step guidance to implement and maintain compliance with the latest regulations and federal laws. The handbook and accompanying CD-ROM offer the support you’ll need, including case studies, question-and-answer sections and customizable checklists to document your compliance activities.
In addition, you can reference information on key topics in health IT on the AMA’s health IT Web page.