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Efforts to establish Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and enlist practices to use electronic medical records (EMRs) are ongoing through separate state and federal initiatives.   The CHIPRA Demonstration Grant will connect with those activities to ensure that child health quality reporting, tracking, and quality improvement activities are integrated.  Of particular note in this category, Illinois hopes to develop a mechanism to allow medical home providers to electronically make referrals to other medical and community service providers and receive care feedback reports.  Illinois is also using this opportunity to develop a minimum data set describing women’s use of prenatal care services and prenatal risk and making it accessible to delivery hospitals at the time of delivery.

Resources:

Illinois Office of Health Information Technology:
http://www.hie.illinois.gov/

Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC):
http://www.chitrec.org/ (for Chicago providers)

Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC):
http://www.ilhitrec.org/ilhitrec/ (for non-Chicago providers)

Governor’s Office of Health Information Technology, Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority:
http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/hie/pages/ohit.aspx

Illinois Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program:
http://hfs.illinois.gov/ehr
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If you have questions or comments about CHIPRA, please contact:

Dru O’Rourke
Manager, Medical Home Initiatives
dorourke@illinoisaap.com
312/733-1026 ext 207

Gwen Smith
IL Project Director, CHIPRA Quality Demonstration
Gwen.Smith@illinois.gov
217-557-5438