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NN/LM MCR Technology Coordinator
john brambleon 19 October 2011
Transcript of NN/LM MCR Technology Coordinator
The HITECH Act authorizes a Health Information Technology Extension Program. The extension program consists of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs) and a national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC).
What is the HITRC?
The HITRC will gather information on effective practices and help the RECs work with one another and with relevant stakeholders to identify and share best practices in EHR adoption, meaningful use, and provider support.
What are the Regional Extension Centers (RECs)?
The RECs will support and serve health care providers to help them quickly become adept and meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs). RECs are designed to make sure that primary care clinicians get the help they need to use EHRs.
Provide training and support services to assist doctors and other providers in adopting EHRs
Offer information and guidance to help with EHR implementation
Give technical assistance as needed
The goal of the program is to provide outreach and support services to at least 100,000 priority primary care providers within two years. Support appropriate personnel, preferably librarians, at the 5 community colleges to integrate evidence based medicine and consumer health information into the Health IT program curricula Activity 11: 2 of 5 librarians or faculty from the community colleges indicate, when asked, that as a result of RML support they shared information about resources for HIT Indicator: Background: Work with colleges that have received ARRA money to establish Health Information Technology programs. Support means: talking to, visiting,and training. Resources include NLM Resources and M+ Connect. Could include Infobuttons and HL7, LITE, etc. Offer e-science education webinars Activity 4: 90% of participants responding indicate that the class met learning objectives Indicator: Teach at least 2 e-science sessions Indicator: Background: May include MIT class on data curation; propose to offer one session from MIT and one from MCR about other resources Teach technology classes Activity 7: Teach at least 6 technology classes Indicator: Background: Includes variations on 13 Things 90% of participants responding indicate that the class met learning objectives Technology Coordinator October 19, 2011 Year 1 Year 2-5 A7 - Identify and maintain effective methods of communication
- Distribute NN/LM and NLM information
- Coordinate development of materials with RMLs
- Maintain NN/LM MCR web site
- Attend NLM and RML teleconferences and meetings
- Communicate with other networks and relevant organizations
- Inform NLM of regional, state, and local activities
- Obtain feedback from NLM and NN/LM users
- Identify and contribute classes to the MLA Educational Clearinghouse
- Investigate and implement communication technologies
- Participate in RML Directors’ meetings B1c - Conduct pilot e-science project
- Subcontract pilot project to identify skills, competencies and roles for librarians in e-science
- Investigate opportunity for graduate library program to develop e-science curriculum B1d - Work with RECs during their funding period that ends in 2013
- Support librarians at the 5 community colleges to integrate evidence based medicine and consumer health information into the Health IT program curricula
- Continue to educate ourselves and monitor new develops and advancements on the implementation and use of EHRs
- Involve the RML and its Network members in REC committees
- Form a task force of Network members that are on REC committees to share effective practices on adopting the EHR model
- Develop a resource packet on Regional Extension Centers to assist Network members B6 - Offer funding to members to explore their involvement in CTSA efforts within their institutions
- Provide technical consultations for awards A12 - Offer technical sessions A16 - Outfit Eccles Health Sciences Library computer lab with computers and distance education technology B4a - Hold an inter-regional e-science forum
- Create and maintain the e-science web pages
- Offer e-science education webinars B4b - Regularly monitor and disseminate technology policies and trends
- Form the Technology Work Group
- Offer technology sandbox sessions
- Teach at least 12 technology classes
- Attend NN/LM technology meetings
- Poll members about the usefulness of the technology program B5 - Continue to review and report on the barriers to health information by Network members on an annual basis
- Offer updated versions of 13 Things class that reflects new web-based tools
- Form a Technology Advisory Group
- Poll Network members to determine if they are working with organizations that meet the criteria of being underconnected
- Work with NN/LM MCR Network members and other organizations that are interested in participating in an underconnected pilot project
- Publish articles or present at professional conferences on the process and results of working with NN/LM MCR Network members and community organizations
- Inform NLM on our progress through our quarterly reports Indicator: