April 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

The portal is open for 2021 attestations. The portal will close on October 30, 2021. Since this is the final year of the program we cannot make any exceptions to the deadline so be sure to complete your Security Risk Analysis (SRA) as early as possible. Please take a moment to review our Documentation Checklist as well. 

If you need help

If you ever need assistance please email us at healthit@hca.wa.gov. We used to have a phone number that would generate a help ticket when called but have discontinued that number. 

Provider Q&A Webinar

The 4th Tuesday of every month we hold a Q&A webinar to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the Promoting Interoperability Program. Please email us at healthit@hca.wa.gov if you would like to be added to the invite list. We are here to help!

Clinical Data Repository (CDR) updates

CDR numbers as of March 2021

  • Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) added to the CDR: ~490,000
  • CCDs received to date: ~18,499,000
  • Clients in the CDR with at least 1 CCD: ~1,294,000

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.