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  • a participating entity that receives compensation for services that is greater than 30 percent of the health information organization's gross annual revenues from the health information exchange service provider;
  • a participating entity providing administrative, financial, or management services to the health information organization, if the total payment for all services provided by the participating entity exceeds three percent of the gross revenue of the health information organization; and
  • a participating entity that nominates or appoints 30 percent or more of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the health information organization.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (j)

An MPI means an electronic database that holds unique identifiers of patients registered at a care facility and is used by a state-certified health information exchange service provider to enable health information exchange among health care providers that are not related health care entities as defined in section 144.291, subdivision 2, paragraph (U). This does not include data that are submitted to the commissioner for public health purposes required or permitted by law, including any rules adopted by the commissioner.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (k)

See also: RLS

Meaningful Use means use of certified electronic health record technology to improve quality, safety, and efficiency and reduce health disparities; engage patients and families; improve care coordination and population and public health; and maintain privacy and security of patient health information as established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Minnesota Department of Human Services pursuant to sections 4101, 4102, and 4201 of the HITECH Act.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (l)

An electronic transaction that a health care provider must exchange to receive Medicare or Medicaid incentives or avoid Medicare penalties pursuant to sections 4101, 4102, and 4201 of the HITECH Act.

Reference: Minnesota Statute 62J.498, Subdivision 1, paragraph (m)

MMIS is the largest health care payment system in Minnesota, and one of the largest payment systems in the nation. Health care providers throughout the county – as well as DHS and county staff – use MMIS to pay the medical bills and managed care payments for over 525,000 Minnesotans enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs. These public programs provide health care services to low-income families and children, low-income elderly people and individuals who have physical and/or developmental disabilities, mental illness or who are chronically ill.

Reference: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&Redirected=true&dDocName=id_016384

Medically Underserved Areas/Populations are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and/or high elderly population. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive health center, federally qualified health center or other public facility).

Reference: http://muafind.hrsa.gov/

Alerts providers in real-time to potential administration errors such as wrong patient, wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong route and wrong time in support of medication administration or pharmacy dispense/supply management and workflow.

Reference: Health Level Seven, Inc. "HL7 EHR-S Functional Model and Standard." July 2004.

Reference: http://www.hl7.org/ehr/downloads/index.asp

MDH is the Minnesota’s lead public health agency; it convenes and staffs the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee and e-Health initiative. MDH is the designated agency in Minnesota to coordinate resources and activities related to the HITECH act.

Reference: http://www.health.state.mn.us/

The Minnesota Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MEDSS) is an electronic disease surveillance system that allows public health officials to receive, manage, process, and analyze disease-related data. MEDSS offers new tools for automatic disease reporting, case investigations, and case follow-up within the state of Minnesota. It is an integrative system allowing easy sharing and connecting among MDH, physicians and local public health.

Reference: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/istm/medss/

MHA is a trade association representing Minnesota's hospitals and health systems. The organization represents hospitals' interests through advocacy and representation, as well as in educational programming, communications efforts, information resources and issue-area expertise.

Reference: http://www.mnhospitals.org/

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is a program among health care providers, parents, public health agencies, and schools aimed at preventing disease through immunization. MIIC uses a confidential, computerized information system, also known as an immunization registry, which contains a complete and accurate record of a person's immunizations, no matter where they got those shots.

Reference: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/registry/index.html

The Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee is a legislatively established private-public collaboration responsible for advising the Commissioner of Health and dedicated to accelerating the adoption of health information technology in Minnesota. This group addresses high-level strategic issues and recommends policy for data exchange between public health and health care providers.

Reference: http://www.health.state.mn.us/e-health/

The MN e-Public Health initiative seeks to ensure that state and local health departments have the information systems, policies and technical expertise necessary to meet their mission, not only in the face of growing public health threats but as a critical partner in the Minnesota e-Health Initiative. Public health is one of the four domains included in both the state and national e-Health initiatives.

An ongoing process to routinely observe the application of policies and procedures.

Updated Monday, May 01, 2017 at 10:33AM