electronic health recordsHIT Toolkit for Family Physicians

The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) and the LHIT Resource Center (LHIT) worked together to develop a comprehensive toolkit to help guide physicians through the process of adopting an electronic health record (EHR) and achieving Meaningful Use.  The E-Louisiana HIT Toolkit is available to all members of the LAFP and LHIT courtesy of a grant awarded by the Physicians Foundation.


AAFP Center for Health Information Technology

Stay informed on the latest news, tools and tutorials of cutting-edge technology through AAFP’s Center for Health Information Technology. Just for you, the center can help you improve the quality and safety of your medical care and increase the efficiency of your medical practice. Plus, use the physician product reviewer and EHR user directory to access reviews searchable by regional availability, initial cost, hosting models, and operating system.

Get help with your EHR with the Louisiana REC

To help physicians implement health information technology, federal legislation created HIT Regional Extension Centers. There is one in Louisiana. The REC supports physician practices at any stage of EHR implementation through on-site consulting. Whether starting with a paper-based system or looking to optimize your current EHR to qualify for the federal incentives, the Louisiana REC can help you fully realize the benefits of electronic health records in improving efficiencies and patient care.

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Toolkit by the Numbers

Do you worry that the challenges of using electronic health records (EHRs) in your practice might outweigh the benefits? Use our health information technology “tool kit” to calm your fears and put your practice on a path to EHR success.
Download the e-Louisiana HIT Toolkit (25 page PDF)

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