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.
The purpose of the toolkit is to simplify the process and guide physicians through the adoption of an EHR system for use in their clinical practice. Inside the E-Louisiana HIT Toolkit you will discover qualification and assessment wizards, guidance on working with the LHIT, tips on vendor selection and useful interactive worksheets to help guide you through EHR from inception to implementation.
Using an EHR assessment designed by DOQ-IT, we have developed an interactive EHR Toolkit Preparedness Assessment to help measure levels of preparedness and guide your practice through the Toolkit. The assessment is available in Microsoft Excel and is unprotected so clinical practices can make notes and customize. Answer each question to determine if you are "Not Prepared", "Moderately Prepared", or "Highly Prepared" in important areas of the EHR decision making process. The assessment contains direct hyperlinks in the areas within the toolkit that will provide necessary tools and guidance to help your practice move into the next level of preparedness and closer to EHR implementation. Click here to view and download the E-Louisiana EHR Preparedness Assessment.
You can also click here for the full version of the e-Louisiana Health Information Technology Tool Kit.