March 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 Program (PIP) updates

2021 attestations 

2021 attestations now begin on April 1, 2021. They still end on October 30, 2021 (no exceptions). Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.

Clinical Data Repository (CDR) updates

CDR numbers as of February 2020

  • Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) added to the CDR: ~417,000

  • CCDs received to date: ~18,009,000

  • Clients in the CDR with at least 1 CCD: ~1,277,000

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

Washington All Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD) updates

Washington HealthCareCompare Website Refresh Launch

Ready to compare medical costs and find quality healthcare providers with just a few clicks?

You’re in luck!

The nationally recognized Washington HealthCareCompare website has just launched a data refresh. Washington stands out for bringing our residents the power to shop for health care directly from your phone or computer.

In addition to researching and comparing medical procedure costs, you can also use the website to find quality health care providers working in your community.

For more information about Washington HealthCareCompare and its data, please visit the Washington All-Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD).