February 2021 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 updates

2020 Attestations

2020 attestations close on February 28, 2021. Be sure to get your attestations in and contact us with any questions at healthit@hca.wa.gov. 

Attestation Info and Dates

We have updated our attestation info and dates tip sheet on our website. For 2020 CQMs you can use 90 - 365 days as your date span.

2021 Attestations

2021 attestations begin on July 2, 2021 and close on October 30, 2021. Since this is the last year of the program these dates are firm.

Clinical Data Repository updates

CDR numbers as of January 2021

  • Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) added to the CDR: ~387,000

  • CCDs received to date: ~17,592,000

  • Clients in the CDR with at least 1 CCD: ~1,265,000

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.