Minnesota e-Health Update for the Week of October 7, 2013
REACH Webinar on “Patient Engagement for Care Teams”
REACH (the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT in Minnesota and North Dakota) will host a webinar on October 15 to introducePatient Engagement for Care Teams, a newly launched web portal for helping care teams effectively engage patients. The portal is available to all providers, not only REACH clinics and hospitals. More information and webinar registration is available on the REACH website.
Minnesota e-Health Workgroup Meetings
All Minnesota e-Health Workgroup meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. For questions about the meeting, to RSVP, or to join the email distribution list, please email Bob Johnson at email@example.com.
* Privacy and Security Workgroup
When: Friday, October 11, 2013, from 9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Where: HealthEast Care System Corporate Office, 1700 University Ave W, Saint Paul.
* HIE Workgroup
A kick-off meeting of the Minnesota e-Health HIE Workgroup will be held to begin work for the 2013-2014 year. The Draft Workgroup Charge, including a preliminary list of deliverables for this year, is now available.
When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: HealthEast Care System Corporate Office,1700 University Ave W, Saint Paul
* Standards & Interoperability Workgroup
A kick-off meeting of the Minnesota e-Health Standards & Interoperability Workgroup will be held to begin work for the 2013-2014 year. The focus of this year will be on Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) standard and relevant terminologies. Two subject matter experts well versed in this topic will be presenting:
Calvin Beebe, Technical Architect, Mayo Clinic
Russ Hamm, Interoperability Expert, Lantana Consulting Group
When: Friday, October 25, 2013, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Conference room 295, Golden Rule Building, 85 East 7th Place, St. Paul *Remote participation options available for those unable to attend in-person
Please RSVP your attendance to Sidney.Salehi@state.mn.us for the October Standards & Interoperability meeting.
Did you know...
The Lac Qui Parle Health Network Hospital Services Cooperative received a major federal grant through the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program. The nearly $300,000 award was one of 15 made nationwide to support formal rural health networks that focus on activities relating to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of Health Information Technology (HIT) specialists.
ONC Releases Behavioral Health Issue Brief
ONC’s Office of Policy and Planning just released an issue brief that discusses adoption of health IT among behavioral health providers and highlights opportunities for future action.