HIT July 2019 Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository updates

New feature: Patient Summary!

The Clinical Data Repository portal view has a new feature for providers to quickly view patient data submitted to the CDR for clients covered under Apple Health (Medicaid).

With just one click you can now get a combined view of a client’s information. Select the “Download Patient Summary” button for a PDF of the following:

  • Problems (last 2 years)
  • Immunizations (most recent for each immunization)
  • Allergies (all available)
  • Medications (last year)
  • Inpatient admits (last year or 3 most recent)
  • Emergency department visits (last year)
  • Blood pressure (2 most recent)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (last 2 years)

Please note, the Patient Summary view is only available through the CDR web portal.

How to get CDR access

For new subscribers, and until further notice, OneHealthPort is waiving the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Participant Annual Subscription fee for one year to view patient data through the CDR web portal. Use of other HIE services during this period voids the offer. Please contact OneHealthPort for complete details.

If you are using the CDR web portal and want to share feedback, please contact HIT at healthit@hca.wa.gov.

HIT in the community

  • LIVE WEBINAR: Getting to know the Clinical Data Repository, Tuesday, August 13, noon to 1pm. This is an introductory-level presentation hosted by HCA’s Director, Sue Birch. Register for this webinar.
  • Representatives from HIT presented an overview of the CDR at the Health Information Management System Society’s (HIMSS) networking event in Seattle on 7/18.
  • HIT will have representatives at the Region 10 Opioid Summit in Vancouver, WA.
  • HIT and OneHealthPort are planning to co-present at the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) Fall Conference in Seattle.

Please contact HCA’s HIT group if interested in hosting an in-person overview of the CDR. This invitation is open to professional associations, providers, tribes, and government organizations!

The CDR web portal

The CDR web portal is available for viewing by all licensed professionals. This includes physical and behavioral health providers and their delegates.

Some things to remember:

  • All organizations viewing CDR data must be a HIPAA covered entity and have a signed Health Information Exchange participation agreement with OneHealthPort.
  • Only staff with a need to view individual client-level data may access the CDR. (As determined by their manager and configured by their internal IT access staff.) This is similar to how your organization grants electronic health records access.
  • Users can complete training in one hour or less. Organizations using the CDR will not incur training costs from OneHealthPort or HCA. Reference materials are available on OneHealthPort’s website.

The User Acceptance Testing domain is open and ready for testing for those who have not completed CDR onboarding. OneHealthPort will work with vendors to help remaining providers complete their onboarding activities.

Promoting Interoperability updates

Attestation check in

How are attestations going? Just a reminder that 2018 attestations are open until August 27, 2019! If you have questions or concerns please contact us at healthit@hca.wa.gov - we are here to help! 

Promoting Interoperability statistics


Paid for Year 1 = 87 ($63,568,957.00)

Paid for Year 2 = 81 ($36,102,305.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 78 ($29,220,516.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 65 ($22,902,031.53)


Paid for Year 1 = 6,938 ($146,795,030.00)

Paid for Year 2 = 3,552 ($30,041,851.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 2,489 ($21,102,673.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 1,801 ($15,257,506.00)

Paid for Year 5 = 1,233 ($10,457,836.00)

Paid for Year 6 = 606 ($5,116,845.97)

Grand total = $380,565,551.50