Enhancing Care through Technology: How to Optimize Your EHR

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Enhancing Care through Technology: How to Optimize Your EHR

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As more practices implement electronic health records (EHRs) into their daily workflow, it's important that users understand all of the quality improvement features available to them. To help providers optimize their EHRs, MPRO, with support from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developed a free eBook called Digital Practice: Enhancing Treatment of Diabetes and Hypertension with EHRs. The interactive learning module covers the following topics:

  • Care Management with your EHR. Describes care management tools available through EHRs and registries that can help providers coordinate and manage care for chronic disease populations.
  • Quality Improvement. Overview of the major quality reporting incentive programs and the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) change theory to help providers implement workflow and care coordination improvements.
  • Hypertension. Provides workflow and evidence based practices to improve care for hypertensive patients. Learn how to improve data collection for hypertension-focused National Quality Forum (NQF) reporting measures.
  • Diabetes. Provides workflow and evidence based practices to improve care for diabetic patients. Learn how to improve data collection for diabetes-focused NQF reporting measures.
  • Patient Engagement. Describes concrete strategies and examples to improve patient engagement through the use of a patient portal and social media modalities.
  • Resources. Provides a comprehensive list of national and Michigan based care management resources for diabetes and hypertension populations.

Digital Practice: Enhancing Treatment of Diabetes and Hypertension with EHRs can be accessed at https://digitalpractice.mpro.org.