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1 National Indian Health Board-Regional Extension Center (NIHB-REC) & Sub-Recipient Support Update United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET)

2 Background – ARRA HITECH-REC Grant Summer 2009:  Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Funding Opportunity Announcement Dec 2009:  HITECH-REC Preliminary Application Submitted January 2010:  Full application submitted Feb 2011:  1 st Sub-recipient awarded to USET June – Present 2011:  ANTHC, NPAIHB and CRIHB Sub-recipient Awards

3 REC Sub-Recipient – Service Area USET ABQ Aberdeen Billings Bemidji Navajo Nashville Oklahoma Phoenix Tucson Alaska Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Portland Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) California California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB)

4 NIHB AI/AN National REC Staff REC Director - Tom Kauley REC Deputy Director - Shawn Leckey

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6 USET Staff Support USET-REC Lead - Byron Jasper NIHB-REC MU Lead - Vicki French USET-REC EHR & HIE Project Manager Lead – Michelle Ruslavage Other USET Support Staff  Data Coordinator (part-time)  Special Projects Coordinator (part-time)  TEC Programmer/Statistician (part-time)

7 USET Funded - IT & Clinical Consultant Support  Mike Allen (Pharmacy)  Mary Ann Niesen (Pharmacy)  Carla Stearle (Pharmacy)  Lori Moore (Pharmacy)  Jennette Chase-Wilson (Lab)  Deborah Burkybile (Nursing & EHR Ambulatory Lead)  Mollie Ayala (EHR Training & Coordinator)  Pat Gowan, RHIA (HIM Clinical Consultant)  Rick Pullen (IT Site Manager Consultant)  Foster Pharmacy Services, LLC  Pharmacy & EHR Informatics, LLC

8 REC - Core Scope of Services HITECH Act- Education and Outreach Practice and Workflow Redesign EHR Functional Interoperability and HIE Privacy and Security Best Practices Meaningful Use Local Workforce Development National Learning Consortium Vendor Selection & Group Purchasing Implementation & Project Management

9 NIHB-REC Partnerships & Collaboration  IHS EHR Deployment Team  IHS MU Core Team  IHS Area Office HIT Staff  State REC  State Medicaid Agency  Health Information Exchange Organizations  MOST OF ALL – IHS, Tribal, and Urban Health Facility Staff

10 Accessing REC Support Services Step #1: Sites sign-up with the NIHB-REC by completing and returning the Provider Agreement Form. Step #2: Work closely identified Area Office HIT staff. Step #3: Communicate with Byron,Vicki, and Michelle at USET or your Area’s NIHB-Sub- recipient Contractor (ANTHC, NPAIHB or CRIHB)

11 USET Staff Contacts Byron Jasper: Project Lead Vicki French: MU Lead Michelle Ruslavage: Health Informaticist/HIE


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