Provider Tools

NYeC collaborates with stakeholders to provide a series of tools to help you in the process of learning about and implementing electronic health records. These PDFs and Excel documents may be downloaded by consultants, practices, and any other organization working in health IT. Some of these documents provide a general education and overview, and others offer more specific instructions tailored to meet your needs as you move forward.

Resource Repository

In the ONC Resource Repository you’ll find tools, materials, and webinars to assist you on your digital transformation.


Patient-Centered Medical Home: Transform Your Practice

Privacy and Security

These tools guide a practice through risk assessment and security analysis. In this section, you can find resources to help to identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risks, ensuring that the environment protects electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) from unnecessary or unlawful disclosures, and complies with national, state, and/or local laws.

How to use the NYeC Privacy and Security Toolkit January 2012
Cyber Security Guide V 1.0
NYeC Intro to ONC Tool HIT Security Risk Assessment Questionnaire
NYeC HIT Security Risk Assessment Questionnaire v3.0 – ONC
NYeC ONC HIT Security Risk Assessment Questionnaire v3.1 – REC Update
ONC Guide for Macro Security Settings – for NYeC Security Risk Assessment
NYeC Privacy and Security Meaningful Use Fact Sheet
HITRC Information Security Policy Manual Instructions
HITRC Information Security Policy Manual Version 2.2

Readiness Assessments

Organization-wide commitment to the adoption of health IT is invaluable. We provide several readiness assessment guides practices can use to determine if they are ready to purchase an EHR, report attainment of Meaningful Use, or adopt other technology.

NYeC Readiness Assessment – long form
NYeC Readiness Assessment – short form
Task-Based Practice Readiness Assessment
EHRB Article on Need for Assessment
NYeC Change Management Guidance

Workflow Optimization

Redesigning a practice’s workflow is an ongoing process, needed to eliminate waste and improve productivity.  These tools help examine existing processes and highlight best practices in order to ensure increased productivity once technology is implemented.  Documents focus on Meaningful Use, and align with current national initiatives.

NYeC Intake and Registration Guidance
NYeC Point-of-Care Documentation Guidance
NYeC Computerized Provider Order Entry Workflows

Financial Planning and Budgeting

Effective budgeting and financial planning for the implementation of health IT is critical. Understanding the financial implications over time, hardware and software costs, and financial incentives available to practicing physicians affect the decision to implement technology.

Fort Drum Financial Modeling Tool v2.0
Fort Drum Financial Modeling Tool Example v2.0
Instructions Estimated Cost Saving Worksheet
EHR ROI Estimated Cost Saving Worksheet
Financial Incentive Programs
CMS 2010 eRX Incentive Payments
CMS 2011 eRX Incentive Payment Program – Quick Ref Chart
CMS 2011 eRX Incentive Payment Program
CMS Medicare EHR Incentive Program
CMS PQRI Portal Users Guide
Chaudry: Impact of HIT on Quality, Efficiency, and Cost
DesRoches: EHR National Survey
Maximizing Billing and Reducing Costs Through HIT
Wang: EMR Costs & Benefits

Vendor Selection

Coming soon.

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