CHITREC Presents the LAUNCH Program

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is proud to announce the creation of LAUNCH, a program designed to support healthcare providers as they strive to reach health IT goals, including EHR adoption and Meaningful Use attestation.

LAUNCH offers comprehensive services and personalized education in assessment and planning, electronic health record (EHR) selection, Meaningful Use education and gap analysis, workflow redesign, incentive program registration and attestation, privacy and security guidance, and other customized services based on your needs.

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Preparing to Attest?

CHITREC offers webinars to help you with the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. We provide information on hot topics such as Privacy & Security and Health Information Exchange (HIE) to keep you informed, as well as the basics of attestation. Learn how to prepare for attestation and get a sneak preview of the attestation system with our webinar recordings.

Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk

Contact us for Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


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  • Rip and Replace - EHR Vendor Selection & Reselection
    Date: October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Webinar
    Description: Looking for a new EHR but not sure how to make the switch? Join us to learn how other practices have successfully changed EHR vendors and kept up with Meaningful Use. Clinical Implementation Manager Sam Ross while share his best practices for locating and exchanging EHR vendors, and our guest speaker will offer words of advice from experience. REGISTER NOW:

  • What the Final Rule Means for Your MU Attestation
    Date: October 23, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Location: Webinar
    Description: On August 29, a final rule was released allowing flexibility for eligible providers (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) who are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) for an EHR reporting period in 2014 due to delays in 2014 CEHRT availability. The rule will allow the use of 2011 Edition of CEHRT and 2013 Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures to attest in the 2014 fiscal/calendar year. Sam Ross, CHITREC Clinical Implementation Manager, will give an overview of the final rule and explain what it means to those attesting to Meaningful Use for 2014. Q&A will follow the presentation. REGISTER NOW:

  • Creating Your Online Presence
    Date: November 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Description: Patients are now more than ever turning to the internet for answers to their healthcare questions. By creating a professional online presence, eligible providers can interact with patients using social media and blogs as platforms to provide information and support for their patients’ needs. Join CHITREC Outreach Manager Eva Winckler as she outlines the importance of creating an online presence and the various mediums you can use to do so. REGISTER NOW:

  • Audit Preparation
    Date: December 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Webinar
    Description: Worried about a potential audit? Don’t wait until the last minute to start preparing. CHITREC experts will offer recommendations about screenshots or other documentation where we anticipate it will be most helpful for an auditor. Join us to learn how you can safeguard your practice. REGISTER NOW:

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