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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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

Attestation deadline for EPs/EHs is April 30, 2016


  • Visit the CMS Website for Access to HIMSS16 Presentations

    April 19, 2016

    Did you miss visiting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at HIMSS16? You can find CMS session presentations available now on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.


    CMS Educational Sessions at HIMSS16


    Tuesday, March 1

    CMS EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017 Overview (Session #26) – CMS hosted a session to provide an ...
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  • ONC Requesting Input on Interoperability

    April 7, 2016

    The Office for the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has issued a request for information for your thoughts on how to measure interoperability. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) sets an objective to achieve the widespread exchange of health information through the use of interoperable certified electronic health records and directs ...
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  • Updated 2017 eCQM Measure Specifications Released

    April 6, 2016

    Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals. Providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.

    CMS updates the specifications annually to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines ...
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