CMS is ready to help physicians with learning about electronic medical records..there is a ton of information out there...not sure how effective this will be if the element of time is not there to participate...BD

DOQ-IT University goes public The CMS has made public an online guide to help physicians in solo and small office practices adopt electronic health-record systems. The CMS calls the Web-based guide " DOQ-IT University," a name derived from the Doctor's Office Quality-Information Technology, or DOQ-IT program, which is itself part of a larger effort by CMS to improve the quality of care at the outpatient level through a pay-for-performance reporting program facilitated by EHR system adoption. The DOQ-IT U program is being managed by the Medicare quality improvement organization program. QIOs in every state are obliged as part of their contracts with the CMS to provide IT extension services to office-based physicians.

The training sessions help physicians with "office workflow redesign, culture change, and communication necessary for successful ... EHR adoption, implementation of care management, and the incorporation of a strong patient self-management component to clinical care," according to a CMS statement. The program also will include disease specific modules and patient self-management components, the CMS said.

Source: HITS - Modern Healthcare's daily IT enewsletter


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