REACH, a HIT Regional Extension Center, is using lessons learned from DOQ-IT to bring North Dakota and Minnesota providers, small and critical access hospitals (CAHs) and integrated delivery networks to meaningful use and beyond.
Paul Kleeberg, MD, clinical director of Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health IT (REACH).
- Identify the optimal process for rapidly bringing small clinics at any stage of EHR adoption to the point of being meaningful users of EHR.
- Identify the key barriers facing clinics and CAHs attempting to achieve meaningful use including successful methods for overcoming these barriers.
- Describe a method of working with large health systems already on their way to stage one Meaningful Use in order to prepare them for stage 2 and beyond.
- Identify methods for coordinating with other grantees of the HITECH Act funds to enhance all of our abilities to meaningfully use health information technology.