A Message to the CHITREC Community Regarding Our COVID-19 Actions


Considerations for Reopening Your Practice Safely During a Pandemic

Join Practice Facilitation Lead Jennifer Bannon and Health Informatics Facilitator Jennifer Potempa for this webinar on safely returning to practice. This presentation will help providers implement a safe return-to-practice plan, required during a pandemic to maintain the health of practices…

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Patient Perspectives on Telehealth

The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated the rapid adoption and scale up of telehealth services. In the rush to implement telehealth services, the patient experience has sometimes been overlooked. This webinar will focus on patient perspectives on telehealth and will feature…

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Telehealth Experiences Panel

Are you interested in optimizing telehealth in your medical practice? Join the Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (ILHITREC) and the Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) to hear from a panel of Illinois healthcare leaders on…

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Stage 3 Health Information Exchange: Lofty Goals, Functional Gaps, Practical Advice

In updating Meaningful Use (MU) to Promoting Interoperability (PI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed a clear vision for incentivizing the use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Likewise, high expectations for electronic exchange of “interoperable”…

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2020 Promoting Interoperability Updates

Stage 3 continues in 2020, but the Clinical Quality Measure reporting period has been reduced from 365 to 90 days. As a result, eMIPP will accept attestations during the 2020 calendar year and through the early deadline of 2/28/2021. This…

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Telehealth in Action - Part 2: Implementation

Attendees of part 1 of this webinar series will have learned about the wide range of telehealth solutions, important features and functions, and how to analyze which product is the right fit. Part 2 will address considerations for implementation, including…

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Telehealth in Action - Part 1: Vendor Solutions and Product Assessment

With CMS leading the way through emergency rulemaking, the rapid expansion of telehealth has emerged as one of the most significant changes to the healthcare delivery model during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s recent remarks that “the genie’s…

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State of Emergency: Coronavirus Waivers and Flexibility

Declarations of national and state emergencies related to COVID-19 have resulted in dramatic regulatory changes through 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Illinois Department of…

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How to Succeed in Stage 3

Join us for an informative webinar from two Promoting Interoperability planners who have done hands-on work to meet the Stage 3 measures: Muhammad Nazir, Director of Patient Services and Operations at Friend Health Britney Klaetsch, Senior Advisor at Impact Advisors,…

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Upcoming Webinars...

Don’t Lose Sight: Visualizing MIPS Quality Measures

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program often feels like an exercise in compliance. The complicated rules and...

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