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MeHI September News
MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute  at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the designated state agency for promoting  Health IT  innovation, technology and competitiveness to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
THIS WEEK! National Health IT Week - Follow @MassEHealth
Join thought leaders from the nation's most renowned and progressive healthcare organizations to raise awareness and bring together key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to advancing health care through the best use of information technology.

Read the message from President Obama Commemorating National Health IT Week!

Follow @MassEHealth all week for Massachusetts Health IT highlights and other activities:

Key National Health IT Week Events

Tuesday @ 11 AM - Twitter Chat with National Coordinator #AskVindell
Tuesday  @ 1 PM - MeHI Webinar: Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Register
Thursday @ 2 PM - Twitter Chat: Model Privacy Notice #MPNchat
Friday @ 2 PM - ONC Webinar: Health IT Playbook Demo   Register 

Grantee Forum Nov. 1st - Save the Date!

Save the date for this year's Grantee Forum! This event will take place on November 1st in Southbridge, Mass. The Grantee Forum aims to serve grantee organizations participating in either MeHI's eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP) or Connected Communities Program. At this in-person event, we will present information on Health IT and policy topics that will benefit your organization as it progresses through grant milestones.

The Forum will include educational presentations, opportunities for questions, and networking with other grantee organizations and their collaborators.

NOTE: Grantee attendance at this forum is a required component of both grant programs.

While each grantee must have at least one person attend the entire event,
additional members of your organization may attend all or part of the day.

Connected Communities grantees should encourage their collaborating partner
organizations to attend, as well. Please urge them to sign up when registration
becomes available.

WHEN: 
Tuesday, Nov. 1st | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE: 
Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

Email invitations and registration information are coming soon!
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Updates
TODAY! Webinar: Last Chance to Get Started with EHR Incentive Program
Program Year 2016 is the last year to initiate participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. If you haven't yet participated, learn how to get on board before it's too late. 

This educational session will offer a comprehensive overview for first-time participants who want to attest for Adopt, Implement, Upgrade (AIU). 

Topics will include program registration, Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT), Medicaid Patient Volume Threshold (PVT), AIU requirements, supporting documentation, and how to ensure success in Program Year 2016.

Webinar Details

Tuesday, Sept. 27th @ 1:00 PM


Meaningful Use Info Session Presentations
If you missed this month's Meaningful Use Info Sessions, the presentations are now available on our website. You can access the slides in PowerPoint or PDF format under Education/Resources/Presentations.


The slides from the afternoon's Health IT session are also posted.
Program Year 2015 Deadlines

*Date is an estimate
Program Year 2016 Deadlines

Industry News
Health IT News Round-Up
Modern Healthcare | September 8, 2016
Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts
Health Policy Commission | September 12, 2016
Healthcare IT News | September 20, 2016
Certified EHR Technology Adoption Reaches 96% Nationwide 
EHR Intelligence | September 26, 2016
Upcoming Industry Events 
HUBWeek Digital Health Happy Hour: How Strategic Partnerships are Driving Innovation
FREE! An engaging panel discussion on how unlikely collaborations are making Massachusetts into a world-leading digital health marketplace hosted by HUBweek and Deloitte in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mass Tech Collaborative (parent organization of Massachusetts eHealth Institute). MeHI's Director, Laurance Stuntz, will be one of the panelist at this event. 

WHEN:
Friday, September 30, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE: 
HUBWeek Demo Day Main Stage
Hynes Convention Center 
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Worcester Business Journal's Central Mass Health Care Forum
"The Changing Landscape of Health Care: 
Moving the Needle on Cost"

Central Massachusetts has long been a leader in the healthcare sector. The region is not only home to a number of high quality providers, but has also become a hotbed for innovation.  

In this annual forum we'll examine the local healthcare industry and the evolving role its major players have through the lens of cost - how are providers and others helping businesses and consumers control costs. The conversation will delve into new technologies and innovative programs, and how they are affecting the cost and quality of health care delivery in the region.

Attend this special event designed for business owners and executives, health-care providers, clinicians, human resource professionals, benefits specialists, and others interested in hearing first-hand how the industry is evolving its services while prioritizing cost containment for its customers.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

WHERE: 
The Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 

KEYNOTE:
Susan Dentzer
President & CEO, NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation)

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • Improving the patient experience
  • Population health management
  • Integrated delivery networks
  • Reducing the per capita cost of healthcare
  • Providers role in the cost and quality of care
  • The trend towards self-insured plans
  • Price transparency
  • Virtual medicine, telehealth, E-ICU.
  • Electronic medical records management
  • Other new technologies & tools
$40 Single Ticket Rate
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