Minnesota e-Health Initiative
- Support stakeholders’ ability to achieve Minnesota’s 2015 Interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Mandate and meet the requirements of Meaningful Use by:
- Developing policy guidance
- Identifying the components of the implementation guidance
- Identifying resource gaps and needs for stakeholders
- Develop the approach for 2013-2014 Adoption and Effective Use of EHRs Workgroup.
- Respond as needed to e-health topics identified by the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee including
responses to national requests for comments on proposed rules.
- Serve as the lead workgroup in coordinating the development of statewide policy recommendations related to health information exchange into an integrated statewide approach across the five critical domains: governance, technical infrastructure, legal and policy issues, finance, and business and technical operations. In this capacity, the workgroup will serve to:
- Identify key issues that must be addressed to enable health information exchange including issues around: state planning, sustainability, evaluation of key performance measures, guidance for providers regarding HIE, and policy considerations for Minnesota’s approach to HIE
- Engage and rely on subject matter experts convened through the other e-Health Initiative workgroups, as necessary, to address key issues identified
- Provide input on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) implementation activities related to health information exchange
- Coordinate HIE related activities of the e-Health Workgroups and Advisory Committee
- Monitor, assess and comment on policy and legal issues related to e-health and health information exchange.
- Review and comment on privacy and security-related policies and proposed federal regulations and guidance, and make recommendations on mechanisms to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements related to interstate and intrastate health information exchange.
- Support providers and health care stakeholders in the implementation of privacy and security criteria necessary to qualify as a “meaningful user” of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) under the HITECH Act.
- Ensure that the needs of consumers, providers, and health care stakeholders are fully considered in the development of the statutory framework for health information exchange and in the development of educational resources and tools.
- Identify 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
- Review and comment on standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria related to the requirements of “meaningful use” 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.