Minnesota Coordinated Responses

The Minnesota e-Health Initiative provides feedback on state and federal definitions, criteria, standards, and/or proposed regulations relating to e-health. Feedback is collected through a coordinated response that engages the Initiative, workgroups and public. Stakeholders can provide feedback during meetings or as written feedback..

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Previous Meaningful Use


In-Progress

2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory: Best Available Standards and Implementation Standards
The 2015 Advisory is designed to prompt focused industry dialogue on areas where disagreement exists regarding the best available standards as well as greater certainty and clarity on areas where widespread consensus exists.
Written feedback should be submitted by April 22, 2015 using the following Word document to capture your comments Standards Advisory feedback (Word 102KB/4 pages). We encourage you to copy/paste your response into the Standards Advisory web form or send comments by email to mn.ehealth@state.mn.us.

2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications
The 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) proposed rule serves as a key component in establishing interoperable nationwide health information infrastructure. The 2015 Edition proposed rule builds on the foundation established with the 2011 and 2014 Editions, and incorporates changes designed to foster innovation, open new market opportunities, and provide more choices to the care community when it comes to electronic health information exchange. The proposed rule is open for public comment from March 30 until May 29, 2015.
The Minnesota e-Health Initiative will collect feedback through a coordinated response that engages the Initiative, workgroups and public. Stakeholders can provide feedback during meetings or as written feedback.

  • Stakeholders can participate by phone or in-person on April 30, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 at TIES Event Center in the Hamline Room.
    • Dial-in Number: 1-888-742-5095
    • Access Code: 4477200226
  • Stakeholders can participate by phone on May 14 from 8:00-10:00 (tentative).
    • Dial-in Number :1-888-742-5095
    • Access Code: 4477200226
    All stakeholders are welcome to submit written feedback to mn.ehealth@state.mn.us by the end of May 20, 2015.

    The ONC and the Minnesota e-Health Initiative encourage the use of the public comment template to submit comments.

Stage 3 Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
This Stage 3 proposed rule would specify the meaningful use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments and avoid downward payment adjustments under Medicare for Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Programs. The proposed rule is open for public comment from March 30 until May 29, 2015.


The Minnesota e-Health Initiative will collect feedback through a coordinated response that engages the Initiative, workgroups and public. Stakeholders can provide feedback during meetings or as written feedback.

  • Stakeholders can participate by phone or in-person on April 30, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 at TIES Event Center in the Snelling Room.
    • Dial-in Number: 1-888-742-5095
    • Access Code: 4725228843
  • Stakeholders can participate by phone on May 18 from 1:00-3:00 (tentative).
    • Dial-in Number: 1-888-742-5095
    • Access Code: 4477200226
  • All stakeholders are welcome to submit written feedback to mn.ehealth@state.mn.us by the end of May 20, 2015.

A document to collect public comment will be developed and available in April.

Completed

Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0.
The Roadmap supports the vision that the ONC outlined in Connecting Health and Care for the National: A 10 Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperability HIT Infrastructure. It proposes critical actions for stakeholders that will advance the national towards interoperable HIT ecosystem, advance research and achieve a learning health system. The Minnesota e-Health Coordinated Response to the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap was submitted on April 3, 2015.

Previous Meaningful Use

Stage 3

Stage 2


Stages 2 and 3 Preliminary Objectives
e-Health Initiative Final Response to Preliminary Meaningful Use Objectives for Stages 2 and 3 (PDF 128 KB/20 pages) (2011)

Updated Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:14AM