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HITEQ Highlights: Deploying Smartphone Apps to Advance Mental Health in Primary Care: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Patient engagement through electronic health apps are one solution to the need for timely and ongoing patient support. This session discussed a program to support mental health through an integrated behavioral health model using a mental health app at Cambridge Health Alliance. More Details...

Managed Care Data Checklist: Companion Document to Video Module: Payer Data: The Managed Care Data (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This checklist will walk you, the health center, through a series of common considerations for contracts you may receive from payers with a specific focus on contracts that include value-based payment components. This document assists organizations in understanding the necessary data and data-related tools for managing population health within a managed care environment. More Details...

Using Health IT and EHRs to Address the Burden Providers Experience: Takeaways for primary care safety net settings including federally qualified health centers and look-alikes. June 2022. (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Providers are burnt out and most expect it to get worse. Burnout is typically defined as a psychological response to job stressors characterized by emotional exhaustion, detachment, and a sense of ineffectiveness. Investigations of burnout in primary care have usually focused on factors associated with burnout among individual clinicians. But, it may be more useful to think about organizational-level burnout, which can shift the focus from individual responsibility to organizational solutions. More Details...

Bright Spots in HIV Screening: Health center examples, developed June 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Since 2020, health centers have reported the HIV Screening clinical quality measure on Table 6B of the UDS. This measures the portion of medical patients aged 15 through 65 who have at least one HIV test recorded between their 15th and 66th birthday. HITEQ hosted discussions with health centers in fall of 2021 to find out how they have made progress on this particular clinical quality measure. More Details...

Value Based Payment Contract Review Checklist for FQHCs: Checklist for FQHCs reviewing contracts, as a supplement to video module. Developed in 2022. (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: The checklist, which can be downloaded below, will walk you through a series of common considerations for contracts you may receive from payers, with a specific focus on contracts that include value-based payment components. More Details...

Telehealth and Digital Tools Equity Assessment: Developed in February 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This brief assessment, which can be downloaded in the Documents to Download section below, contains questions that health centers can ask potential vendors to ensure their tools support equitable access and address the needs of the health center\'s population. More Details...

Strategies for Collecting Social Needs Data (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Implementing a social need screening effectively is an iterative process. Many health centers find that their approach evolves as new concerns or considerations arise. The examples in this resource, gleaned from interviews with health centers, illustrate that unique context and needs drive what works. More Details...

Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals: 2022 Update (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This spreadsheet developed by the HITEQ Center provides a crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures and their electronic specifications as defined in the 2022 update for Eligible Professionals (Clinicians). More Details...

Sample Information Blocking policies, procedures, and templates (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Tools for Health Centers to Comply with Rules Prohibiting Information Blocking More Details...

Assessing Telehealth Maturity in Health Centers: A report out on the progress of Massachusetts health centers in advancing telehealth during a pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar gave participants the opportunity to learn about the successes and ongoing work to advance telehealth in Massachusetts and critical areas for continued focus and resources to enable equitable access to telehealth. More Details...

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 4: SDOH Dashboard Design - Advanced: HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series (2021). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: Module four provides advanced-level information on using social determinants of health data and dashboards for facilitating and tracking social needs referrals, conducting predictive analysis with social determinants of health and health outcomes data, and using social determinants of health data to improve reimbursement for addressing social needs. More Details...

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 3: SDOH Dashboard Design - Intermediate: HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series (2021). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: Module three provides intermediate-level information on collecting social determinants of health data and using data visualization for effective dashboards with stratification of data. More Details...

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 2: SDOH Dashboard Design - Beginner: HITEQ SDOH Data Dashboards Series (2021). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: Module two provides beginner-level information on collecting social determinants of health data and basic analyses of the data. View Module 1, Module 3, and Module 4 in the Resource Links section below. More Details...

SDOH Data Dashboards Module 1: Introduction to SDOH Dashboard Design (2021). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: The Social Determinants of Health Data Dashboards training is a four-module series, this is the first of the four modules. This module provides an introduction to the role of screening and collecting data on social determinants of health, identifying social determinants of health measures and using data effectively, and assessing organizational data dashboard capability. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Is Zero Burnout Possible in Primary Care? Insights from Recently Published Findings Among 715 Practices (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Drawing on recently published research from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s EvidenceNOW initiative, Dr. Samuel Edwards shared insights for primary care practices seeking to assess and address provider burnout. More Details...

HITEQ Highlight Webinar: Level Up: Leveraging Your EHR to End the HIV Epidemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: What if we told you your electronic health record (EHR) was one of the keys to ending the HIV epidemic (EHE)? Your EHR is a powerful tool that can support increases in HIV testing, access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at risk for HIV, and so much more! View our HITEQ Highlights webinar on June 8th to learn more about leveraging your EHR through the use of digital tools and innovative strategies! More Details...

HITEQ Electronic Patient Engagement Tool Selection Rubric (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This Excel-based scoring rubric is intended to be used by health centers to assess electronic patient engagement tools (like automated outreach SMS platforms) to determine which tool is most likely to meet the health center\'s needs. The tool assists health centers in assessing the following areas: Patient communication features Operations features Health IT Integration Attribution and value based care features Patient generated data/ remote patient monitoring features Administration It provides guidance for weighting and scoring and provides calculated final scores for up to 5 tools. Download the Excel-based tool below. More Details...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Tactics to Address Patient Barriers to Virtual Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Lack of Internet and broadband access prevents some patients from using telehealth and other technology that can support their own health care and getting accurate health care information. In one 2020 study, 42 million Americans lacked adequate access to broadband (high speed internet). As of 2019, about one in five people did not have smartphones, and among low income people nearly one third do not have a smartphone. Rates of computer ownership are not much better. Those patients who do have access to the technology may or may not have the capacity and willingness to use it, depending on past experiences. Some patients aren\'t comfortable with technology, while others don\'t trust it or believe that virtual care is sub-par, despite growing evidence of its benefits. This culminates in a clear digital divide that can hinder the ability for patients to fully engage in their care or take advantage of things like remote patient monitoring, telehealth, mHealth, or patient portal. More Details...

Strategic Cybersecurity Investments: Leveraging American Rescue Plan Funding to Enhance Infrastructure and Services: HITEQ Highlights webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Healthcare continues to be the sector most targeted globally by ransomware and related malware attacks and leads in the average total cost of data breach across industries. The FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Funding provides an excellent opportunity for Health Centers to make strategic investments in cybersecurity infrastructure and services. This HITEQ Highlight, presented by Adam Kehler of Online Business Systems provides an overview of assets that can increase Health Center cybersecurity. Topics covered include cybersecurity infrastructure and services that can increase defense-in-depth for health IT, including EHRs, telehealth tools and services, mobile medical devices, patient portals, and related health information software applications. More Details...

Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Food insecurity has doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and has tripled among families with children. Not having enough access to food is a key contributor to negative health outcomes for adults and children alike, and it is important now more than ever for health centers to identify and support patients who are experiencing food insecurity. This resource is designed to support health center efforts to identify and assist patients who are experiencing food insecurity. It outlines key considerations around integrating social determinants of health (SDoH)-related screening and intervention into the electronic health record (EHR) workflow, highlights standardized screening tools and data elements to monitor the prevalence of food insecurity among patients, and describes several strategies to meet food-related needs. The downloadable guide, available in the Documents to Download section below, is split into the following sections, each of which draws on foundational work from health centers and national partners: Integrate your screening strategy into your EHR workflow-- several case studies are included Select a standardized tool to identify food insecurity-- several tools with their related EHR integration and workflow considerations are outlined Monitoring food insecurity among patients-- tips about coding and dashboarding are provided Connecting patients to available resources More Details...

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