November 22, 2017

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November 22, 2017


Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee Meeting

When: Friday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: HealthPartners, Lake of the Woods Conference Room, 8170 33rd Avenue S, Bloomington, MN 55245
Contact: Bob Johnson at
About the Advisory Committee: The committee is comprised of key stakeholders who represent the spectrum of Minnesota’s health community, including providers, payers, public health, researchers, vendors, consumer, and more. The e-Health Initiative, led by the Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee and the MDH Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), has pushed for and supported e-health across the continuum of care; as a result, Minnesota is a national leader in implementation and collaboration.

  • Finalize recommendations and identify MN e-Health actions for mitigating the opioid epidemic
  • Endorse final Minnesota HIE Study and Health Records Act recommendations
  • Review Minnesota e-Health 2030 project activity and next steps

Call for Presentations
Share your Story at the Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow

Please join us on June 14, 2018 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center for the 13th Annual Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow.
The e-Health Summit planning team seeks concurrent session speakers to lead interactive, experience-based learning. We invite you to share your experiences, expertise and stories to help attendees advance e-health in Minnesota, improve health information interoperability, implement health information exchange, and build connections for healthier communities. This year, focus topics include:  

  • Using e-health to support new care delivery access and payment models
  • Connecting communities and sharing information across settings to support improved health of individuals and communities
  • Optimizing Health internet technology to improve usability, quality, safety, and value
  • Engaging consumers using e-health
  • Advancing e-health across the continuum of care to meet the Minnesota Interoperable EHR Mandate
  • Improving population and public health through data analytics, social factors and applied research
  • Promoting e-health workforce competencies and creating informatics-savvy organizations and
  • Ensuring patient privacy for all health care settings
  • Other important or innovative e-health topics and trends 
Proposals due Friday, January 5, 2018.
The Call for Presentations, with its link to the application form, is short and easy to complete. Please direct any questions to


Study: Technology Adoption among Long-Term, Post-Acute Care Facilities

According to a Black Book survey of over 2,000 long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, 19 percent of had some technical features of their EHR systems operational. Compared to last year, LTPAC organizations were at 15 percent. Researchers also found that around 86 percent of LTPAC facilities do not electronically exchange health information with home health providers, referring hospitals or physicians. Only 3 percent of inpatient LTPAC providers say they are able to harness data-driven analytics to lower costs and prevent readmissions. (11/13)

Did You Know...

Health IT Helps Respond to Disasters

In a recent blog post, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Andy Gettinger, talks about how health IT can and has helped in preparing and responding to disasters Reflections from a Health IT Perspective on Disaster Response. The post discusses how the interoperability of electronic health records can help first responders and public health officials respond in a wide variety of disasters. (11/15)


Updated Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 03:22PM