HIT Policy Committee. Information Exchange Workgroup Proposed Next Steps Micky Tripathi, Chair David Lansky, Co-Chair August 19, 2010. Information Exchange Workgroup. Chairs: Micky Tripathi MA eHealth Collaborative Co-Chair: David Lansky Pacific Business Group on Health Members:
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Information Exchange Workgroup
Proposed Next Steps
Micky Tripathi, Chair
David Lansky, Co-Chair
August 19, 2010
1. Provider Directories
How can we work to ensure interoperability and access across provider directories being created under the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program?
How can we leverage existing directories (i.e. immunization registries, SureScripts, Federation of State Medical Boards etc) in the creation of an authoritative directory?
How can we promote economies in directory development across states/regions?
Who has responsibility for directory maintenance and data management?
What entity will have governance (ownership) of statewide directories?
What policies are needed for different directory models: central repositories and federated record locators
What business models will support authoritative directories? How will sustainability be achieved?
How do you maintain up-to-date information on providers? What will incentivize providers to update their information whenever it changes?
How do public health and Medicaid uses affect directory design?
How to leverage provider directories for public health communications and alerts?
How to leverage public health provider directories for HIE?
How can we promote economies in public health interoperability development across states/regions?
What are best ways to manage tension between declining budgets in state public agencies and increasing demand for public health capabilities driven by MU requirements?
Implementation of public health MU reporting and data exchange requirements.
Harmonization of state and federal public health reporting requirements.
Need to ensure we harmonize the standards used in NHIN Direct and public health reporting systems (e.g., PHIN).
Public health agencies have limited capability and funding to update their data collection systems. Can we establish a universal HIE migration path for public health so every state and local agency does not have to reinvent the wheel?
Can we utilize ONC adopted standards for EHRs to facilitate this evolution?
What policies and resources can be employed to enable increased uniformity in public health data platforms (health care providers have EHR certification, what can be done for public health)?
For Sep 14 HITPC meeting
Work plan and deliverables for each task force
Identification of next set of focus areas
For Oct 20 HITPC meeting
Provider directories recommendations
Perspectives on key public health issues (align with MU Workgroup)
Identification of emerging state-level implementation issues