Minnesota e-Health Initiative

2013-2014 Workgroups


Electronic Prescribing Guidance

  • Advise on updates to the Initiative’s “A Practical Guide to Electronic Prescribing” to provide appropriate guidance and actions for health care providers, prescribers, dispensers, payers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to support adoption and effective use of electronic prescribing.
  • Key tasks include, but are not limited to, updating factual content, identifying challenges and recommending practical solutions to these challenges, advising on and promoting best practices.

Health Information Exchange

  • Serve as the lead workgroup in coordinating the development of statewide policy recommendations related to health information exchange (HIE) into an integrated statewide approach. 
  • The workgroup will:
    • Review progress made around HIE in the state, including identifying key issues that must be addressed in order to enable HIE in Minnesota.
    • Recommend policy considerations for Minnesota’s approach to HIE, including recommended updates to Minnesota’s laws pertaining to HIE.
    • Recommend HIE resources and actions that will help increase adoption of HIE statewide. 
    • Engage and rely on subject matter experts convened through the other e-Health Initiative workgroups, as necessary, to address key issues identified.

Privacy and Security

  • Review and comment on privacy and security-related policies and guidance, and make recommendations on policies and practices that support compliance with state and federal requirements (including meaningful use) related to electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange.
  • Recommend to providers and health care stakeholders activities that support the implementation of sound privacy and security practices for health information.
  • Ensure that the needs of consumers, providers, and health care stakeholders are fully considered in the development of educational resources and tools.

Standards and Interoperability

  • Review and recommend nationally recognized standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria necessary to facilitate and expand the secure electronic movement and use of health information among organizations in Minnesota
  • Discuss and understand the recommended exchange standard Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) for meaningful use including recommended vocabulary standards, identify needed standards for structured data capture and transfer including nursing documentation and propose recommendations. 
  • Communicate adoption data and information on standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria related to the requirements of “meaningful use” and Minnesota 2015 interoperable EHR mandate and recommend resources and actions that will help increase implementation of these standards.

To request historical information from past workgroups, please contact the Minnesota e-Health Initiative at MN.eHealth@state.mn.us.

Updated Monday, July 07, 2014 at 08:51AM