HIT August 2019 Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository updates

HIT in the community

Health IT is excited to be out in the communities of Washington. Please contact us about presenting an overview of the CDR to your gathering of healthcare industry professionals! Use healthit@hca.wa.gov and 360-725-1514.


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.


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

2019 Attestations

The portal for 2019 attestations is set to open on January 1, 2020. 

2019 CQMs

All 2019 CQMs must be gathered electronically (through your EHR). We are no longer allowing manual/hand calculations. You are still able to report them via direct entry, PDF, or QRDA. We expect Group QRDAs will be available for 2019 submissions. 

Future of Promoting Interoperability: The Final Years

The P1 Program is winding down, many providers have completed the program and others are approaching their final years. The program ends in 2021. As we approach the end of the program please keep in mind that our deadlines will become tighter and we encourage providers to attest early instead of waiting till the week of the deadline. Keep an eye out for preparation steps for attesting in our future newsletters. 

PI 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 ($30,135,351.00)

Paid for Year 3 = 2,489 ($22,190,673.00)

Paid for Year 4 = 1,801 ($15,900,673.00)

Paid for Year 5 = 1,233 ($11,441,003.00)

Paid for Year 6 = 606 ($6,227,512.97)

Grand total = $384,484,052.50