10 Tips for Successful EHR Implementation from the Trenches of Kansas EHR Implementation SuccessThe 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...

Do the MACRA – Changes are coming sooner than you think MACRA EHRTo end the year on a high note, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule on October 14, 2016, for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The changes provide the most complex and significant change to reimbursement in over 20 years. But how soon will these ... Read more...

Addiction in America: A $420 Billion-dollar fight in Behavioral Health Recently, the surgeon general published a report on the state of substance use disorders, a topic that before the past year had never been discussed by a surgeon general in the context of healthcare. The report provides a much-needed viewpoint on the nature of substance use disorders, an increasingly visible problem in behavioral and mental ... Read more...