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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  • Improving Your Practice Through EHR Optimization
    Date: July 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Webinar
    Description: Already meeting Meaningful Use? Join us to learn additional ways to maximize your EHR beyond Meaningful Use and the EHR incentive programs. We will share tips on enhancing patient experience and discuss supplemental options available to you using your EHR. There’s more to be done, and CHITREC can help. REGISTER NOW:

  • CANCELLED: Privacy & Security in the EHR World Workshop
    Date: July 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Description: ***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** CHITREC's workshop takes a close look at Privacy and Security in the EHR industry and offers best practices attendees can use to securely maintain patient data. CHITREC’s privacy and security officer, Alex Cohn, CISSP, will provide each attendee with details on performing a security risk assessment as required by MU measures, understanding HIPAA and HITECH, and accessing the tools needed to help practices achieve the privacy and security. Who should attend? Vendors interested in performing risk assessments, practice managers, EHR Coordinators, providers, and anyone responsible for or interested in privacy and security issues. What will you learn? HIPAA and HITECH Meaningful Use measure on Privacy and Security Security risk analysis What tools do I receive? Risk Assessment Questionnaire HIPAA – HITECH Privacy and Security Checklist Sample Information Security Policies and Templates Best Practices Checklists Cost: $500 If you have a group of 4 or more, we can arrange a special session for you. Please contact if you are interested in this option. ***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

  • IMN's HealthIMPACT Midwest
    Date: September 8, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 North East Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    Description: HealthIMPACT Midwest is designed by and for health system leaders, providing an unmatched faculty of your peers who cut through the hype and share mission critical insights that you can put into place when you return to your organization. The highly interactive format promotes collaboration between senior leadership responsible for IT infrastructure, clinical operations, informatics and analytics, security, and compliance. This creates a unique environment that bridges the gap between technology, clinical practice, and organizational performance to ensure you stop wasting time on projects destined to fail and focus on those that have an impact on the delivery of high quality care across your organization. Join the growing list of health systems that know the HealthIMPACT Forum is the one day that will have a huge impact on your entire year.

  • Increase Engagement Using the Patient Portal
    Date: September 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Webinar
    Description: Did you know that Stage 2 increases requirements for patient engagement? Join CHITREC as we team up with Near North Health Service Corporation to bring you tips on increasing patient engagement within your organization. We will discuss best practices for helping patients sign up and utilize their patient portal, as well as additional ways to engage. REGISTER NOW:

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