Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

EHR and Meaningful Use Support Center

Welcome to the EHR and Meaningful Use Support Center

Welcome to the EHR and Meaningful Use Support Center
Through the Topics listed on the right hand side of this page, we hope you will find useful, clear, and concise information
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
The EHR Incentive Programs are in full swing.  The Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule and an update have been released.  The new 2014 RPMS EHR is certified by ONC as of August 22, 2014 and will be rolled out as a “controlled release” in Fall 2014. 
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in partnership with the National Indian Health Board is a Regional Extension Center (REC) for the Portland Area.  The REC was established to help providers demonstrate Meaningful Use of a certified electronic health record.  The goal is to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in our population through the use of an electronic health record. We are currently operating under a No Cost Extension to the original grant.

  •  As of September 2014, the NPAIHB REC has 166 Portland Area providers signed up with us.
  •  Earned grant credit for 150 of these providers for being live on a certified EHR
  •  75 (and counting) providers have been documented as reaching Stage 1 MU
  •  The REC has assisted 13 sites in “going live” on RPMS e-Prescribing
  • The REC has assisted 24 sites in completing a required Security Risk Analysis
  •  Over $3.6 million has been earned by and paid out to providers and clinics in the Portland Area through the EHR Incentive Programs

For questions, please contact:
Katie Johnson, Pharm D
LCDR USPHS
EHR Integrated Care Coordinator
Manager, NPAIHB Regional Extension Center
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
503-416-3272 (phone)
503-228-8182 (fax)

Common Abbreviations:
COTS = Commercial Off the Shelf System (usually used to refer to EHRs other than RPMS EHR)
CMS = Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
EHR = Electronic Health Record
MU= Meaningful Use
ONC = Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
REC = Regional Extension Center