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  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) - ONC is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.
  • New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) - The NHHIO is an important next step in the evolution of health care delivery in New Hampshire. NHHIO is a non-profit organization created by legislation that is establishing an electronic network to share patient health information between health care providers in a timely, secure, and confidential manner. The NHHIO is governed by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors.
  • New Hampshire Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program - New Hampshire Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrade, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. This incentive program is designed to support providers during this period of health information technology transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient health care.
  • Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire (NHREC) - RECHN exists to help NH providers select, implement, and upgrade their EHRs, and connect to a variety of statewide health information technology initiatives.
  • Vermont – has developed a state-level organization called Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) that is focusing on increasing HIT adoption and is implementing a state-wide HIE to support Vermont's Blueprint for Health. VITL has developed a resource center to assist clinicians with HIT adoption. The Legislature recently instituted a tax on health insurance claims to fund their efforts over the next five years.
  • Maine – has developed an HIE entity called HealthInfoNet. HealthInfoNet is working collaboratively with providers, employers, consumers, and the state to implement a working HIE within the next two years. Maine has chosen a repository model for their HIE. They receive minimal state funding and are primarily funded via grant monies and provider support. Their total budget is approximately $6.5M over two years.
  • The New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN) is a consortium of regional payers and providers that has designed and implemented a secure and
    innovative health information exchange with the intent of reducing administrative costs and improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care.
  • Rhode Island – has developed an HIE via their Department of Public Health for clinical information sharing within their provider community. It has been
    accomplished with state funding and is managed jointly between the DPH and the RI Quality Institute.
 
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