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Health Information TechnologyCommunity Progress

Wyatt Packer


Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Wyatt Packer

  • Wyatt Packer is the HIT Operations Director for HealthInsight (UT) and the project manager for the Utah HIT Regional Extension Center

  • He will be discussing current EHR adoption and ‘Meaningful Use of EHR’ rates in our community. Some of those attending may be eligible for REC consulting services.

  • No other conflict of interest


  • Understand the status of your community in relation to major Health IT initiatives, to include:

    • EHR Adoption & Meaningful Use

    • ePrescribing

    • Health Information Exchange

  • Engage in discussion that will drive to action around adoption of and patient engagement through Health IT.

e-Healthy Communities

  • Looking at HIT Adoption in communities around the state

  • Community events

  • Inform and educate

  • Ensure the Health IT discussion is happening at the local level

e-Healthy Community Profile

  • A snapshot look at Health IT adoption

  • Aligned with local health district geography

EHR Adoption Rates

cHIE Participation

E-Prescribing Utilization Rates

Utah e-Prescribing Utilization*

* eRx Utilization defined as electronic prescriptions/total prescriptions

Source data: Medco

Meaningful Use EHR Incentives* Utah Providers & Hospitals

  • Nearly $7 billion paid out across the country

* January 2011-August 2012

Data source:

Patient Engagement through Health IT

Meaningful Use Priority Area #2:

“Engage patients and their families through: timely access to data, knowledge, and tools to make informed decisions and manage their health”

Meaningful Patient Engagement

  • Clinical Visit Summary

  • Patient Portal

  • Patient Education

  • Patient Reminders & Patient Lists – utilizing registries for population care management

  • Summary of Care Record – sharing between providers of care, accurate information avoids duplication and waste

Utah’s Health IT Regional Extension Center

  • Materials on our website -

  • EHR Adoption & Implementation Tools

  • Meaningful Use Education & Tools

  • Privacy & Security Templates & Tools

    • Seminars and presentations

    • In-office Meaningful Use education

  • Utah’s Health IT Regional Extension Center

    • Direct technical support services

  • Over 950 Providers (~160 Practices/Hospitals)

    • EHR Selection and Adoption

    • System and Process Improvements

    • Meaningful Use Attainment and Attestation

    • Reaching Meaningful Use

  • Over 225 Providers (~50 Practices/Hospitals)

    • REC Support Services still available to both Primary Care and Specialty Providers

  • Clinical Health Information Exchange (cHIE)

    Building the cHIE – The Time is NOW

    Utah’s cHIE

    • Utah’s state-designated HIE named Clinical Health Information Exchange or cHIE (prounouncedchee)

    • Connects healthcare organizations in Utah to exchange clinical health information across disparate medical record systems

    Patient Data is Available

    Providers Contributing Data

    Join the Effort– Build the cHIE

    • Collect Consent from your patients

    • Use the Virtual Health Record (VHR) for your patients

    • Connect to contribute data


    In your groups, discuss the following:

    • Your organizations’ current state of Health IT adoption (EHR, cHIE, e-Rx, etc.)

    • Three (3) things that you can do in your organizations to engage and support patients more using Health IT


    eHealthyCommunity Website:


    Wyatt L. Packer


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