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AeHN Stakeholder Webinar March 29, 2017

Alaska eHealth Network is embarking upon a strategic planning process requiring significant review, exploration, research, discussion and debate. The desired end result is a roadmap that will take AeHN into 2022 and beyond. Presented by Nancy Merriman, AeHN President and Executive Director, Alaska Primary Care Association and Heidi Wailand, Data Analysis and Policy Planning Officer, Alaska Mental » Read More

Meaningful Use & HIPAA 201

Did you miss the November 6, 2013 Digital Securus / AeHN Privacy & Security webinar?  This webinar features highlights of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Omnibus Bill, Risk Analysis vs. Risk Assessment, top 10 medical practice assessment findings, and next steps to pursue following an assessment. Meaningful Use & HIPPA 201 » Read More

AeHN “spotlighted” by ONC for efforts to increase public awareness

Alaska eHealth Network has been “spotlighted” by ONC for our efforts to increase public knowledge and comfort level with EHRs and HIEs. Alaska’s health care leaders have emphasized patient engagement from the outset of their HIE planning process. The state’s HIE plan includes patient engagement as one of its strategic imperatives; to that end, AeHN and DHSS staff have communicated with patients » Read More

EHR Incentive Updates & Changes

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, there were several minor changes to the EHR Incentive Payment Program for specific measures, the most significant of which is how a Medicaid encounter is defined. A Medicaid encounter means services rendered to an individual on any one day where: The individual was enrolled in a Medicaid program (or a Medicaid demonstration project approved under section 1115 of the » Read More

Preparing for an Audit

By: Fran Nay, Optum You’ve finally attested to Meaningful Use Stage 1, or you are almost ready to do so.  The Measures and Quality Metrics look good; your certified system is in order.  Time to breathe a sigh of relief?  Maybe – if your information could also sustain an audit! While relatively few audits have been performed (and therefore there is not a good body of evidence related to the » Read More

CMS Announces Final Rule for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

It’s here! On August 23, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services announced the final rule for Stage 2 of meaningful use in the EHR Incentive Payments Program. This announcement marks the next step in transforming America’s health care system to a health IT-enabled one. As the REC for the Alaska, we wanted to make you aware of the following resources on this new rule. Stage 2 » Read More

2012 Alaska Meaningful Use Summit Presentations

Alaska Meaningful Use Summit Presentations can be found here Host Organizations Alaska eHealth Network Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association Alaska Primary Care Association Featured Topics Stage 1 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Meaningful Use Updates Medicaid & » Read More

If Air Travel Worked Like Health Care

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HIE Perspectives: Administrators – Video

How information is changing the way we do business in healthcare. » Read More

HIE Perspectives: Care Coordination – Video

Real examples of consumers interacting with information about their health. » Read More