October 2020 Health Information Technology Newsletter

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Clinical Data Repository (CDR):

Electronic Health Records (EHR):

  • CMS account security: 1-866-484-8049 option #1, then option #1 again

Promoting Interoperability (PI) updates

2020 and 2021 attestation dates

Our yearly attestation chart has been updated on our website. 

2020 attestations end on February 28, 2021. 

2021 attestations begin on July 2, 2021 and end on October 31, 2021.

The deadline is early because all payments must be issued December 31, 2021. There are no exceptions as this is the final year of the program.

Promoting Interoperability Q&A Webinar

The monthly Q&A Webinar has changed from GoToWebinar to Zoom. The new links are listed below.

November 17th, 12:00 p.m.
Join the meeting
Meeting ID: 933 6467 7415
Passcode: 826058

December 15th, 12:00 p.m.
Join the meeting
Meeting ID: 987 5211 1628
Passcode: 892842

January 26th, 12:00 p.m.
Join the meeting
Meeting ID: 986 5940 3013
Passcode: 627283

Clinical Data Repository (CDR) updates

CDR numbers as of September

  • Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) added to the CDR: ~320,000
  • CCDs received to date: ~16,021,000
  • Clients in the CDR with at least 1 CCD: ~1,207,000

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 healthit@hca.wa.gov.