May 2020 HIT Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository updates


HCA supports the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic to help clients and providers stay connected. Contact HCA if you are a provider in need of:

  • Teleconferencing licenses
  • Loaner laptops

HCA is distributing Zoom free of charge to providers who have a meaningful need for this platform to support continuity of care and who don’t already have access to telehealth technology.

HCA is distributing several hundred loaner laptops to providers to help clients and providers stay connected through online appointments.

HCA is also supporting the Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) to provide training and technical assistance to behavioral health providers to support their use of telehealth.

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.

CDR “101”

As always, please contact us about presenting an overview of the CDR to your virtual gathering of healthcare industry professionals at

Promoting Interoperability program updates

Q&A Webinar

The Q&A webinar has been extended from July 2020 through January 2021. Please register for the webinar here. You must re-register for this new series even if you're already registered for the current series. 

2020 Attestations

2020 attestations begin on July 25, 2020 and close on February 28, 2021. Please check out our User Guide and Documentation Checklist to make sure you are prepared.