Free webinars on e-prescribing controlled substances, public health reporting and Medicaid attestations!. Happy Holidays from CliniSync.

Free webinar on e-prescribing controlled substances Dec. 16

Hospitals, practices, prescribers and pharmacists! Have you ever wondered:
  • What Do I Need to Send a Controlled Substances Prescription Electronically?
  • Is E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Legal?
If your answer is YES!!

Then plan to join Surescripts, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, the Ohio Health Information Partnership and actual providers for a webinar about how to develop the process for e-prescribing of controlled substances.
During the webinar you will learn:
  • How to check for pharmacies that are certified to receive controlled substances,
  • How e-prescribing of controlled substances identity proofing is done, and
  • Where e-prescribing of controlled substances fits in with Meaningful Use
When:                    Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time:                      1-2 p.m. EST


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • You MUST pre-register to receive the information to join the webinar
  • Audio will only be available through the mobile device you log on with (laptop, desktop w/speakers, cell phone, etc.) – There will be no call in phone number for the audio

Jan. 12 webinar on Public Health Reporting, MU and Medicaid attestations

The Ohio Health Information Partnership continues to provide meaningful information to Ohio medical providers!
Join the Ohio Health Information Partnership as we host a free webinar discussion with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (MPIP) to answer your questions about Meaningful Use reporting changes for 2016 and Medicaid Attestations for 2015.
When:                    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time:                      10-11 a.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Examples of what you will learn during this webinar include:
  • What do I need to know about Ohio Meaningful Use for 2016?
  • What changes occur in Ohio MU reporting for 2016?
  • How does the final MU rule change affect how I report public health measures?
  • What should I be doing now to prepare for Meaningful Use?
Brian Fowler, Chief of Public Health Informatics for ODH and the ODH public health reporting team will discuss changes in policy for public health reporting in 2016.

Emma Esmont, Ohio Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Manager, and Kristin Coughlin of the MPIP program will discuss the Medicaid attestation process for MU 2015 attestation.
In order for both ODH and Medicaid to address your specific questions; please provide them via email to Cathy Rich at no later than Thursday, January 7th at noon.
  • You MUST pre-register to receive the information to join the webinar
  • Audio will only be available through the mobile device you log on with (laptop, desktop w/speakers, cell phone, etc.) – there will be no call in phone number for the audio.
Questions? Please contact Cathy Rich at

Welcome new practices, specialties and LTPAC facilities

We continue to have practices, long-term care and post-acute care facilities connect to the CliniSync Community every day. We welcome you and thank you for participating in the CliniSync health information exchange.

These members now can take advantage of results and reports delivery and other electronic communications at no charge.


Brian P Brocker MD, Youngstown
Concord Counseling Services, Westerville
Hickory Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Plains
Jonathan F Diller MD, Fremont
Licking County Community Health Clinic, Newark
Logan Acres Senior Community, Bellefontaine
Lutheran Homes Society, Toledo
Maple Leaf Family & Sports Medicine, Bellefontaine
Northwest Ohio Primary Care Physicians, Perrysburg
Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare, Oak Harbor
Ripple Life Care Planning, Dublin
Ryan Sandlin DO, Portsmouth
SCH Professional Corporation, Salem
Thornville Family Medical Center, Thornville
United Church Homes, Harmar Place, Marion
Upper Valley Family Care, Troy

Dec.10 Data Transparency Forum at HPIO

Transparency is a common buzzword these days, particularly when it comes to health care. There is significant momentum at the local, state and federal levels — in both the public and private sectors — in support of greater health data transparency. What is the rationale for greater transparency? What are the challenges and potential policy approaches for increasing transparency? 

Sponsored by the Ohio Health Policy Institute and many partners, the event will be held at:

The Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215 
Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To register, go to:

Speakers include:
  • Lynn Quincy, Director, Health Care Value Hub & Associate Director, Health Policy, Consumers Union
  • Dr. Chapin White, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Denise Love, Executive Director, National Association of Health Data Organizations and Co-Chair, APCD Council

A panel discussion with key Ohio stakeholders will follow.

CLE credit: This course is PENDING approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.5 total CLE hours of instruction. In the event that approval is denied, HPIO will credit CLE registrants the $25 add-on fee.

Boxed lunches will be served (Vegetarian options available)

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program to follow at 9:30 a.m.

News from CMS 

To help eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015, CMS has posted new resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website. CMS will continue to update the EHR Incentive Programs website to include additional information and resources for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals/CAHs. Stay tuned!

About the EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule
On October 6, CMS released the final rule for the EHR Incentive Programs, which provides new criteria that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and CAHs must meet in order to successfully participate in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017 and Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond.

Remember to Comment on Stage 3 Final Rule
CMS invites the public to submit comments on certain provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Stage 3 final rule. Submit comments electronically at by Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Comments submitted by regular, express, overnight mail, or courier are due no later than 5:00 pm EST on December 15.


Happy Holidays from CliniSync 

We'd like to thank you and your staff for an extremely
productive year for health information exchange in Ohio.

Of our 141 contracted hospitals, 110 are now live, delivering reports and results to thousands of Ohio physicians. We have about 1,000 practices and 500 long-term and post-acute care facilities on board.

We've implemented the Community Health Record, a look at a patient's history from various facilities in one single record.

And, we have fabulous upgrades and services to look forward to in 2016, such as Notify, which is the ability to get a discharge to you automatically from a hospital when your patient is discharged from the hospital or ER. 

Together, we've made great strides in trying to keep you informed of changing Meaningful Use requirements and assisting you in meeting them.

From our staff to yours, we thank you for the sometimes strenuous and stressful times you endure to make health information technology come alive in our healthcare system. 

We wish you, your staff and your family a happy holiday and look forward to an even better 2016.

P.S. We'll be closed for the holiday on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the afternoon of New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Enjoy the holiday!
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