January 2020 HIT Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository (CDR) updates

HIT in the community

Health IT is excited to be out in the communities of Washington.

  • On 12/13 HIT presented an overview of the CDR to the WithinReach organization at The Mountaineers in Seattle. We are looking forward to the Bremerton meeting in March!
  • Representatives attended the State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Seattle.
  • Health equity is a discussion that representatives from HIT were pleased to be a part of at the 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference at the Tacoma convention center on 1/21.
  • HIT was also on hand to listen and learn at the Washington Summit for Mental Health and Opioid Use Disorder at Swedish, Cherry Hill Campus, on 1/22 and 1/23.
  • HIT is grateful for the opportunity to help facilitate a SWACH Collaborative Learning Session on 1/29 in Vancouver.

Please contact us about presenting an overview of the CDR to your gathering of healthcare industry professionals! Use healthit@hca.wa.gov and 360-725-5945.


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.

Promoting Interoperability (PI) updates

Attestation reminder

2019 attestations began on January 1, 2020 and they close on February 29, 2020. Be sure to attest as soon as possible. If you have questions you may email healthit@hca.wa.gov. 

2020 Spec Sheet

The 2020 Spec Sheet is available on our website.

Health Information Technology updates

The January 2020 HIT Operational Plan presentation is available on our website.