Office of the State Coordinator for Health Information Technology Steering Committee August 11, 2011. AGENDA. Welcome and introductions Minutes from June HITSC Program updates Bangor Beacon Program – Mac Hilton Community College Programs – Paul Richardson, SMCC
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Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
Paul R Richardson
Blumenthal writes, "It is impossible to imagine a high-performing U.S. health system that does not take full advantage of the computing technology that has transformed virtually every other aspect of human endeavor."Read more: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2010/2/4/blumenthal-outlines-hitechs-ultimate-goals-in-nejm-perspective.aspx#ixzz1LylGoJl1
The HIT Pro™ exams assess the competency of health IT professionals to:
Paul RichardsonProgram Director - Health Information TechnologySouthern Maine Community College2 Fort RoadSouth Portland, Maine 04106207 741 5870email: prichardson@smccME.edu
Program Status Update
August 11, 2011
May – December 2011 Project Plan
Overall Status: On Target to Meet Go-live Timeframe
MaineCare EHR Incentive Program Timeline
State HIT Plan
Develop State System
Oct. 3rd Launch Incentive Program Accept Applications
By 12/31/11 State Issues
Communications – Pre-Application Outreach
Project Management - Operations
Program Management Planning
At A Glance
SMHP approved 5/3/11
The following feedback was gathered from discussions at the CAC meeting on July 12th. The committee reviewed both the mandated form and a companion brochure that HealthInfoNet is encouraging providers to give patients as well. Below is a summary of the feedback and the action HIN took in response. HIN provided the committee with the revised form and brochure by email and gave members 9 days to review. There was no further feedback from the group.
The following people were in attendance: Poppy Arford (consumer), Kate Healy (legal), George Hill (women’s health), Dr. Kolawole Bankole (minority health), Stefanie Trice Gill (health literacy), Andrea Littlefield (Beacon Community), Alysia Melnick (MCLU), Jennifer Putnam (HIV Advisory Committee), Chris Simons (mental health), Bill Sullivan (consumer), Kawika Thompson (education), Dr. Hugh Tilson (public health) and Dawn Gallagher (state government).
The following feedback was gathered from practicing physicians who serve on HealthInfoNet’s Technical and Professional Practice Advisory Committee. The committee reviewed both the mandated form and a companion brochure that HealthInfoNet is encouraging providers to give patients as well. Below is a summary of the feedback and HealthInfoNet’s proposed response.
The following people provided feedback: Dr. Donald Krause, Dr. John Vogt, Dr. Scott Patch, Dr. Ed Ringel, Dr. Mike Palumbo, and Dr. Paul Klainer