November 2019 HIT Newsletter

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

In this issue

Need help?

Clinical Data Repository (CDR):

Electronic Health Records (EHR):

  • CMS EHR Help desk: 1-888-734-6433 option #1
  • CMS account security: 1-866-484-8049 option #3

Clinical Data Repository updates

CDR frequently asked questions

  • The CDR collects Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs). This decision was based on a requirement to use CCDs as part of Promoting Interoperability (formerly the Meaningful Use Program). To date HCA has not enforced compliance.
  • The clinical portal is currently the only way to access CDR data.
  • Query functionality allows electronic health records systems (EHRs) to import data from the CDR. HCA and OneHealthPort are piloting this capability with one provider at this time. There is no timeline for a formal rollout.
  • HCA is working on an electronic consent management solution compliant with C.F.R. 42 part 2 and hope to have a pilot ready by mid-2020. HCA wants to hear from providers interested in participating in an electronic consent management pilot!
  • HCA is in discussions about additional reports from the CDR.
  • HCA is in talks with DOH on how to integrate PMP and Immunization registry data.
  • Entities actively exchanging health information exchange (HIE) transactions and those submitting CCDs to the CDR are at OneHealthPort.

How to get CDR access

For new subscribers, and until further notice, OneHealthPort is waiving the 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.

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.

  • All organizations viewing CDR data must be a HIPAA covered entity and have a HIE 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.

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 and 360-725-5945

Promoting Interoperability program updates

Preparing for 2019 attestations

2019 attestations will begin on January 1, 2020! Make sure you're prepared by reviewing the following information.

Documents you'll need to attest

  •  ONC certificate (this needs to match the ONC ID that you attest with, you can find this on the ONC certified product list)
  • Invoice from your EHR vendor and proof of payment
  • MU Dashboard (this is a summary document from your EHR)
  • Security Risk Analysis and SRA Cover Sheet
  • A signed Attestation Statement 
  • Patient Volume Encounter Report (this needs to be a sortable excel document that matches the patient volume numbers you attest with)

You can review our Documentation white paper for more details. 

User Access

In order to gain access to ProviderOne (eMIPP) you'll need to fill out an access request form. This is only necessary if you don't have login info. We have an FAQ available if you have questions about access. 

EHR Q&A webinar

Sign up for our monthly Q&A webinar where we are available to answer all your questions regarding the incentive program! 

Our Q&A session for November has been cancelled due to the holiday and our Q&A session on December 24th has also been cancelled due to the holidays. We have rescheduled a Q&A session for Tuesday December 10th at 10 AM. You can sign up here