The transition from a paper-based practice to one that successfully uses electronic medical records (EHR) is no easy feat. The San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) has partnered with the California Health Information Partnership and Services (CalHIPSO) to assist our physician members with EHR implementation. CalHIPSO is a non-profit, vendor-neutral organization that provides technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of certified EHR technology.
As a federally designed
Regional Extension Center (REC), CalHIPSO is working with ten Local Extension Centers (LECs)
is the San Francisco LEC—to ensure the availability of local technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support safety net providers in Northern and Southern California in the attainment of Stage 1 meaningful use of EHRs.
Help is available to physicians in all stages of EHR adoption, including:
- EHR project management
- Consultation on vendor selection
- Strategic counsel on practice/workflow redesign
- Support on system implementation, health information exchange (HIE), and privacy/security
- Resources on patient education on EHRs
CalHIPSO developed a seven-minute orientation video, which is designed to provide CalHIPSO members with an overview of what they can expect from CalHIPSO and the LECs once they enroll in the REC program.
CalHIPSO’s services are available to Priority Primary Care Providers (certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, OB/GYN, and Adolescent Medicine - MD, DO, NP, PA, CNMW) who want help successfully implementing EHR systems and achieving federal meaningful use guidelines. Priority Primary Care Providers (PPCPs) who join CalHIPSO by December 31, 2011 will have their membership fees waived until January 2014.
Non-PPCPS can access the services on a fee-for-service basis.
For more information about CalHIPSO or to sign up, please contact SFMS at (415) 561-0850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org