Come to the Table. Public Health Informatics for MCH Leaders. Overview. Define Public Health Informatics Review Terminology Describe the context Relate Public Health Informatics to the role of MCH leaders. Definitions. Common terms we’ll be using today. What is Informatics?.
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Public Health Informatics for
Common terms we’ll be using today
Systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research and learning
“… accelerate the adoption and use of Health Information Technology to improve healthcare quality, increase patient safety, reduce healthcare costs and enable individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions.”
Source: Committee Report to the Legislature, January 2004
State mandate that all healthcare providers have interoperable EHRs by 2015
State mandate to establish health data standards by 2009
Revise and recodify MN Health Records Act
$14M in grants and loans for rural providers and community clinic
Applies to all healthcare providers
Includes LTC, home care, ancillary services
EHRs need to be able to exchange data with others; i.e., be interoperable
Target data of 2015
HIT Plan Workgroup addressing:
“What is an EHR?”
“What does ‘implemented’ mean?”
“What level of interoperability is enough?”
“What do sectors do when there is no acceptable EHR product for them?”
Key to interoperability
Mandate for MDH to establish by 01/09
Will adopt nationally established standards as approved
How to develop detailed implementation guides
How to get venders to incorporate the standards
Long term project
$3.5M in grants will be available in 2008
Up to $750,000 for implementation
Up to $50,000 for planning
Requires a community collaborative of two or more unrelated organizations
1:3 match required
$3.13M in no-interest loans also available
6-year payback; starts after 2 years
Accelerate the availability and use of accessible, portable “My Personal Health Record.”
Inform and Connect Healthcare Workers
Fund and implement interconnected health information technology statewide, focusing on secure health information exchange.
Improve population health and protect communities through accessible prevention resources, widespread knowledge of community risks, and rapid detection of and response to public health threats.
Ensure the e-Health vision and mission are fulfilled.
Mn Health Care Connection
Privacy & Security
MN Public Health Information Network
Task Flow Diagrams
Data Flow Diagrams
Data Exchange Grids
KIDSNET facilitates the collection and appropriate sharing of health data with healthcare providers, parents, MCH programs and other child service providers for the provision of timely and appropriate preventive health services and follow up.
New skills in leadership are needed:
KIDSNET DATA BOOK
JOURNAL SUPPLIMENTSOURCE BOOK
BUSINESS CASE MODEL