March 26, 2020
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March 26, 2020

Minnesota e-Health Initiative Updates

At this time, it has been decided to cancel all e-Health Initiative related meetings for the month of April. This includes the Advisory Committee meeting along with associated workgroup meetings. We are looking forward to reconnecting in May and will update our meetings and events webpage as meetings are adjusted.

Save the NEW Date!

The MN HIMSS and Minnesota e-Health Conference, Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2020! We are excited to share that both Cris Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic and Archelle Georgiou, physician, advocate, advisor and author, are our keynote speakers for this event.

Watch for more information and registration in coming months.

Many Faces of Conference Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2020 Many Faces Conference has been extended to July 1, at 5:00 p.m. (CT). Share your innovations, lessons learned, and successes with the health care safety net community.

Seeking presenters with experience working with diverse communities that face significant health, social, and economic challenges. Looking for abstracts for 60-minute oral presentations describing your practical, tested, culturally-appropriate strategies or promising practices that can be implemented in clinical or community settings. Submit an abstract online.

Webinar Series on the Cures Act Final Rule

Webinars on ONC Cures Act Final Rule The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is hosting a series of webinars on the Cures Act Final Rule. More information on the final rule is available at

  • Information Blocking April 8 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), Register

  • 2015 Edition Certification Criteria, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification April 22 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), Register

  • Application Programming Interface (APIs) May 6 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), Register

  • Compliance Timeline May 20 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), Register

  • Health IT for Pediatric Care and Settings June 3 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), Register

Recordings from previous webinars are available.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Webpage

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has resources and guidance for community members, healthcare providers and more on the MDH Coronavirus webpage. For our health care providers, including long-term care and nursing homes, we would like to point specific Health Care: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage for guidance. There is a MDH COVID-19 Hotline specifically for health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903. This hotline is staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Due to a high number of visitors to the website, webpages may be slow to open. You can also subscribe to COVID-19 updates.

We at MDH Center for Health Information Policy and Transformation would like to recognize the incredible work being done by frontline health care and social service providers and those caring for others. We would also like to recognize the many MDH and public health folks working around the clock to monitor and slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Updated Thursday, 02-Apr-2020 14:39:39 CDT