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​External Resources

  • Subscribe to the MA Health IT Initiative ListServ
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides over $19 billion in funding to promote the adoption for certified electronic health records.
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries of the Medical Assistance programs. CMS is promoting Health IT initiatives as part its goal to promote a transformed and modernized health care system in the United States.
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

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Program-Specific Information and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to better understand the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology Initiative, a number of FAQs are available. Information covered in the FAQ include, the Medical Assistance Electronic Health Record incentive program including eligibility, enrollment, patient volume thresholds, payments and more.

Health Information Organizations (HIOs) Webinars Now Available!

Quality Insights, our outreach, training and technical assistance partners, held several webinars with Pennsylvania's HIOs that offer the provider community the chance to learn about the HIOs and what they do. There are currently 5 HIOs in the state. Four of the HIOs held webinars; you can link to them below. The sessions run about 30 minutes each. Be sure to click the play button when the viewer opens. If you want to learn more about HIOs and Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania, visit the eHealth Partnership Program.

Previous Information Sessions and Listening Tours

The Department of Human Services held a series of listening tours across the commonwealth to present the vision of the MA Health IT initiative to key stakeholders and obtain their input on the process. These tours were designed to engage community partners and providers in the development of strategic health information technology initiatives.

Transcripts of Testimony are available on the DHS Health IT ListServ

The Department of Human Services participated in several educational sessions across the Commonwealth to provide information about the electronic health record initiative. These sessions were sponsored by Pennsylvania REACH East/West (Pennsylvania's Regional Extension Centers — REC).