Health IT Resources

people_r12_c1Working with computers, technology, and electronic media is inevitable for pediatricians, both at work and at home.  The Virginia Chapter of the AAP has the following resources to help you to navigate the maze of EHRs adoption, applying for Meaningful Use funding, connecting to the Virginia Registries, as well as other useful links.

If you have an interest in IT and would like to help our Chapter with IT issues that concern pediatricians, then please email Jane Davis.

Sandy Chung, MD
Health IT Committee Chair

Electronic Health Records

AAP – Implementing an Electronic Health Record – Resources from the national AAP regarding how to select and implement an EHR.

Medical Society of Virginia HIT Select program – MSV is committed to helping you navigate the process of selecting an EHR and has developed a memberbenefit program called MSV HIT Select that can make the process of selecting and implementing a health I.T. system easier and more cost effective. website

Meaningful Use

CMS Meaningful Use Overview and Information –  Details from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid on how to receive ARRA Meaningful Use funding for qualified eligible providers.

Virginia Health IT Regional Extension Center – Virginia primary care physicians now have the direct, local assistance they need to implement an electronic health record system, integrate it into the patient care process, and position themselves to receive Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments. The Virginia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services to serve as Virginia’s meaningful use expert. website

DMAS – Virginia’s Medicaid Program will coordinated Meaningful Use funding for EHR through Medicaid for Virginia’s pediatricians.


Virginia Immunization Information System (Immunization Registry) – Statewide registry of vaccinations given to patients in Virginia.

Virginia Infant Screening and Infant Tracking System (VISITS II)– a Web-based integrated data tracking and management system.  VISITS II is a component of the Virginia Vital Events and Screening Tracking System (VVESTS), which also includes the Virginia electronic birth certificate.  VISITS II directly supports the following programs:

  • Virginia Congenital Anomalies Reporting and Education System (VaCARES) – website
  • Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (VEHDIP) – website