From a CMS press release issued today:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the national launch of DOQ-IT (Doctor’s Office Quality Information Technology) University, or DOQ-IT U, to support health information technology (HIT) in physicians’ offices.

DOQ-IT U is an interactive, Web-based tool designed to provide solo and small-to-medium sized physician practices with the education for successful HIT adoption, including lessons on culture change, vendor selection and operational redesign, along with clinical processes.  The nationally available e-learning system is available at no charge.

"CMS is pleased to launch DOQ-IT University, the first of its kind e-learning platform, to provide assistance to physicians across the United States in the adoption and implementation of electronic health records and care management practices," said CMS Acting Administrator Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq.  "DOQ-IT U’s interactive platform, self-paced curriculum, and associated tools provide physicians with easy access to the resources they need to help ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care at all times."

The elearning website is here (quick free registration required).

See earlier HealthBlawg post on a CMS DOQ-IT-related P4P demonstration project here, and a link to a MA Medical Law Reports article on the subject here.

David Harlow