December 6, 2017

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December 6, 2017


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14th Annual Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow.
Please join us on June 14, 2018 and hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director at Harris County Public Health and current President of the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), who just received The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)’s 2017 Excellence in Patient Care Award.

Submit your breakout session proposal. The Call for Presentations brochure and link to the online application form are available on the e-Health Summit webpage. Please direct any questions to Proposals are due Friday, January 5, 2018.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. For more information on the Minnesota e-Health Summit, and for information sponsoring and exhibiting, contact Terri Swanson, Director of Marketing and Communications at GTS Educational Events at (952) 885-4323 or

Friday - Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee Meeting

When: Friday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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.


  • Understand DHS plans for alerting service and relationship to HIE study and opioid recommendations
  • Endorse final Minnesota HIE Study and Health Records Act recommendations
  • Endorse final recommendations and identify MN e-Health actions for mitigating the opioid epidemic
  • Review Minnesota e-Health 2030 project activity and next steps
Discuss key activities for 2018-2019


New Content: Health IT Playbook Update

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has added an Opioid Epidemic and Health IT section to the Health IT Playbook. The information includes examples of how HIT can combat the opioid epidemic and includes sections on prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), PDMPs and health IT integration, e-prescribing of controlled substances and more. A chapter on Behavioral Health is also included in the update. The behavioral health chapter features a new educational module for behavioral health providers and multiple resources for patient engagement as it relates to behavioral health.

Free Webinar: Interoperability in Action- Patient Matching Milestones at ONC

ONC has developed a variety of patient matching projects focused on improving data quality, achieving higher interoperability, and delivering safer healthcare. This webinar will provide an overview of the design and outcome of each of those projects, including lessons learned and best practices for patient data capture and record matching. 
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Register: Interoperability in Action Webinar: Patient Matching Milestones  



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