Dealing with Change: Managing the Uncertainty in Healthcare Community Health EHR    Regardless of the size of your public health department, community health center, or practice, dealing with changes in regulations or workflow in your clinic can make any average staff member nervous. But change is both important and necessary. It ensures your practice remaining compliant to state and federal regulations and improving patient care and clinic ... Read more...

8 Common HIPAA Breaches to Avoid and What to Look for in Your EHR All across the country Public Health Departments and Community Health Centers including FQHCs experience many forms of HIPAA violations.  Often, these breaches are unintended but not always.  So, understanding where employees fall short can help your staff prevent many common breaches.   Some of the most common breaches to be aware of are:   Improper storage and ... Read more...

10 Tips for Successful EHR Implementation from the Trenches of Kansas The process of selecting and implementing a new Electronic Health Record software can be plagued with many unexpected challenges if not well planned out.   In 2015/2016, Aaron Davis, Project Manager for the Center for Public Health Initiatives of the Community Engagement Institute at Wichita State University worked closely with a large group of Kansas public ... Read more...

Check your Tables: Common UDS Reporting Mistakes For HRSA Funded Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Look-Alikes (FQHC-LA) who received their grants before October 2016, it is time to start filing your annual Uniform Data System (UDS) reports for the 2016 service year. The first due date for UDS is February 15, 2017 (although they are sometimes flexible with this date) and ... Read more...

Using EHR data to select candidates for HIV PrEP HIV ClinicThe increase in medical technology including Electronic Health Records (EHR) has greatly increased the amount of available health data for both research and treatment. Many public health departments, community health centers (FQHC), and private practice have already made the move. HIV clinics are also seeing the benefits of increased data and treatment outcomes for patients ... Read more...

Three Steps to Make the Most of EHR Vendor Demos Vendor demos are the tipping point in the selection process of finding a new Electronic Health Records system.  Being prepared will help make the most of this process and make the decision clear.  Comparing apples to apples will de-clutter the facts, and prevent the sales guy from selling the system based on one aspect alone. ... Read more...