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RFP for Daily Census Solution ADT Base Alert System

Click here for information on submitting a proposal to receive consideration to become a contractor for L.A. Care's Daily Census Solution system.

Comply with New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Changes by September 23, 2013

Are you ready to comply with the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule Changes by Monday, September 23, 2013?  NACHC is pleased to announce the availability of a new, downloadable publication entitled, “HIPAA Omnibus Rule Information Bulletin” which will equip you with the information you need to know in order to comply.   The long-awaited “omnibus” rule makes final the amendments and modifications to the HIPAA Rules required by the HITECH Act of 2009 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.  Covered entities, such as community health centers (CHCs), and their busines

More Than 2,000 HITEC-LA Eligible Primary Care Providers Achieve Meaningful Use with Certified EHRs

A project of L.A. Care Health Plan, HITEC-LA helps small practices and clinics switch from paper files to electronic records that help improve patient care

LOS ANGELES – HITEC-LA announced that more than 2,000 of its members who are eligible primary care providers have reached meaningful use with certified electronic health record (EHR) systems.  A project of L.A. Care Health Plan which is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, HITEC-LA’s goal is to help 3,000 eligible primary care providers in L.A.

L.A. Care Paid $3.7 Million in Health IT Incentives to L.A. County Safety Net Primary Care Providers

Eligible health care providers receive funding and technical assistance to reach meaningful use with certified electronic health records to improve patient care

LOS ANGELES – L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan announced that to date, it has paid out $3.7 million to over 1,400 safety net primary care providers throughout L.A. County to help them update their practices’ paper files to electronic health records (EHRs).  Eligible L.A.

2013 Deadline for Stage 1 Meaningful Use Has Financial Impact

If you haven’t achieved Stage 1 meaningful use yet, you should be aware of the 2013 deadline and its impact on two groups of eligible providers (EPs):

HHS Announces Important Health IT Milestone

Today HHS, CMS, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced an important healthcare milestone – more than 50% of eligible professionals nationwide are using EHRs meaningfully in their offices and more than 80% of U.S. hospitals are using EHRs.  Better use of EHRs leads to more coordinated care, fewer medical errors, and lower costs to the system.  Click here to read more.

 

L.A. Care’s eConsult Program Reaches Milestone of 15,000 Electronic Consultations

Nation’s Largest Publicly Operated Health Plan Deploys New Telehealth System that Improves Patient Access to Specialty Care

LOS ANGELES – L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announces that for its eConsult telehealth program, more than 15,000 “eConsults”, which are electronic consultations between primary care providers (PCP) and specialists, have been initiated.  The program is the largest rollout of its type in the nation, used by 1,300 PCPs in 108 community clinic/health center sites across L.A.

HITEC-LA Improves Care and Generates Jobs in L.A. County through its Health IT Service Partners

More than 5,000 Los Angeles County health care providers have joined the Health Information Technology Extension Center for Los Angeles (HITEC-LA), which helps physicians switch from paper files to more efficient computerized systems. Since its inception in 2010, HITEC-LA has helped 3,700-plus primary care providers go live with electronic health records, or EHRs. More than 1,800 have achieved meaningful use so far.

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