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It is time to reload your reader with the newest and updated documents. Summer is over and kids are back to school. You  just might find some extra time to catch up on some of your reading. These are user guides, white papers, and documents to help you navigate your Health IT adoption. Download these PDFs to your digital reader. And check out more documents for your readers we have suggested.

Stage 2 Guide for the EHR Incentive Programs Now Available
CMS has released a new resource, An Eligible Professional’s Guide to Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs, which provides a comprehensive overview of Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs to eligible professionals. The guide outlines criteria for Stage 2 meaningful use, 2014 clinical quality measure reporting, and 2014 EHR certification.

Successful EHR Change Management
There are many important factors to consider when rolling out an EHR implementation, and one of the most important is getting your people behind the change. This paper walks you through the process of  making sure employees have the tools, training and support to naviagate the transition successfully. Download this white paper.

Wi-Fi® in Healthcare: Improving the user experience for connected hospital applications and devices (2013)
Connecting medical devices to a hospital Wi-Fi® network can improve clinical workflows by providing wireless access to real-time patient data. When hospital applications rely on Wi-Fi connectivity, hospital staff must have confidence that all Wi-Fi connections are reliable and meet performance requirements dictated by the devices and applications used. To achieve these goals, hospital IT managers should use quality of experience (QoE) as a key performance metric when designing and managing their Wi‑Fi networks. Download this white paper.

EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand
Health care providers who plan to acquire electronic health record (EHR) systems should benefit from learning about the contract terms discussed in this document. When this document uses the term “you” it means purchasers and users of EHR systems who are or may become legally bound by EHR technology developer contracts. Download this white paper.

Securing BYOD
Mobile computing is becoming so ubiquitous that people no longer bat an eye seeing someone working two devices simultaneously. Individuals and organizations are responding to the capabilities and flexibility that mobile devices provide. Between work-issued and personally owned devices, it’s not uncommon for a person to have two notebooks and two smartphones. But ultimately, people find relying on this many devices inconvenient, and organizations find it expensive.The solution to tackling this problem? Bring your own device (BYOD). Download this white paper.

Health Information Technology in the United States: Better Information Systems for Better Care, 2013
In this report, Harvard School of Public Health, Mathematica Policy Research and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation continue to track progress toward the goal of universal adoption of electronic health records since the inaugural report in 2006, Health Information Technology in the United States: The Information Base for Progress. They track the progress of hospitals and physicians, both overall and among those providers serving vulnerable populations; examine the state of health information exchange and mirroring emphasis at the federal level of implementing and using these technologies in a way that improves patient care, and; we examine the use of these tools for population management and patient education. Download this report.

Standardizing the Problem List in the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Care
This paper is brought to you by the Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center. Download this paper. It covers:

  • How the problem list can be leveraged to achieve better individual patient care and population management.
  • Understanding the opportunities and barriers for a standardized problem list in the EHR.
  • Explaining in detail how the change management principles of vision, skills, incentives, resources, and action plan can be used to assist organizations with developing processes