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1 Contracting for HISP Services Session 7 April 13, 2010

2 Agenda Introduction –Potential levels of offerings –Key issues –Key questions for you –Elements of the RFP –Key questions to ask vendors Panelists –Greg Chittim, Rhode Island Quality Institute Consultant; Director of Provider Services, Arcadia Solutions –Fred Richards, COO/CIO, Ohio Health Information Partnership LLC –Christopher M. Henkenius, Program Director, NeHII, Inc. Q&A Poll 2

3 To HISP or not to HISP…....That may be the question, but the answer is not so simple Potential levels of offerings –Set the playing field – Designate a "HISP of Last Resort" – Provide core services to HISPs – Be the HISP 3

4 Potential Levels of Offerings Set the playing field –Certifying or Qualifying HISP entities –Establish minimum service and interoperability requirements for "network of networks" –Serve as matchmaker (Vendor marketplace) 4 CostsRevenue Options Establishing and maintaining a governance operation Establishing a certification or qualification process Registration/certification fees for HISP vendors

5 Potential Levels of Offerings Designate a “HISP of Last Resort” –Level playing field plus... –Contract with one or several HISP vendors that will provide services to any provider –Provide vouchers to help cover the costs for providing HISP services to underserved areas where market drivers don't justify investment 5 CostsRevenue Options Establishing and maintaining a governance operation Establishing a certification or qualification process Vouchers Registration/certification fees for HISP vendors Sponsoring state agency where current process is replaced by Direct-mediated service

6 Potential Levels of Offerings Provide core services to HISPs –Level playing field plus... –State-level provider directory services –Certificate Authority provision –Customers = HISP vendors 6 CostsRevenue Options Level playing field plus... Development and maintenance of provider directory and CA service Customer support services Registration/certification fees for HISP vendors Provider directory access

7 Potential Levels of Offerings Be the HISP –Contract with a single vendor to provide statewide services –Provide HISP services directly as the state or SDE (for those states with infrastructure already in place) –Customers = Providers 7 CostsRevenue Options Provider directory Certificate authority Network services Customer support services Subscription or membership fees Transaction-based fees

8 Key Issues Establishing trust Contractual and legal agreements Compliance with HIPAA Risk assessment and mitigation Encryption Certificate issuance, management, discovery Transparency Minimum necessary Separation of functions 8

9 Questions for you How is your state or SDE intending to ensure that providers in your state have access to HISP services? What approaches to contracting with HISP vendors are you currently employing or planning to employ? 9

10 What goes into a RFP? General terms and conditions –These will not typically change from one RFP to another. Special terms and conditions –Assuming that states build their RFP off of a shared template, states will be able to select the options that work for them from a set of special terms and conditions. Scope of work/services –These are typically completed by the contract monitor or state point of contact. 10

11 What goes into a RFP cont… Specifications based on extensive input from stakeholders A clear vision of the tasks the HIE will perform Well-defined technical expectations Maintenance and upgrade needs Vendor must be cooperative and flexible to adapt to technological and administrative changes Build performance metrics and milestones into contracts Include general timeframes and costs 11

12 Key questions to ask HISP vendors Describe your applicable credentials, certifications and experience. Are you on the state's preferred vendor list? Does your solution/service meet all applicable state and federal laws? How does your solution/service accommodate our particular state requirements? Describe your existing privacy, security safeguards including your security plan. Does your solution describe your approach to connecting to other HISPs? 12

13 Key questions to ask HISP vendors Describe your planned outreach efforts for new providers. Are you a member/participant of the Direct Project? Does your solution/service comply with the principles of the HHS Privacy and Security Framework? Does your solution comply with standards of the PCI Security Standards Council? 13

14 Rhode Island Quality Institute Presentation

15 Rhode Island Quality Institute What the Rhode Island Quality Institute is working to achieve: Leverage this state’s unique characteristics to demonstrate how the health care system can be improved through collaborative innovation Foster connectivity between and among the health care team and the patient Increase accuracy, responsiveness, and effectiveness in health care by using technology to standardize, streamline, and speed up the retrieval and delivery of patient data statewide Help the health care team consistently deliver care that is based on best-known practices Create a system that inspires and rewards improved professional performance 15

16 RIQI’s Approach to HISP Services 16 How is RIQI contracting with HISP to enable these key tenets? Recall from earlier RIQI’s approach to implementation, specifically a convener for a market-based approach to connecting providers and HISP vendors:

17 Application-to-Participate Evaluation categories include: Basic business information (demographics, size, product lines) RI REC requirements (discounts, support processes) Financial information (revenue, ownership) Direct Project contribution (community/pilot involvement) Minimum HISP specifications (best practices, functionality) Technology system specifications (processes, infrastructure) Additional information (free text) Opportunities for Reuse: HISP contacts and communications Application-to-Participate Scoring tool 17 Distributed via PDF and an online form on the websitewww.docEHRtalk.org

18 HISP Vendors 18 The following HISP vendors expressed interest in participating and have received the Application-to-Participate:

19 OHIP Presentation

20 OHIP HIE: Snapshot 20

21 OHIP HIE: Phased Strategy 21

22 OHIP HIE: Contracted Services Secure messaging to known and trusted providers Tightly –controlled provider verification process that assigns addresses to authenticated providers Enable a provider’s ability to obtain patient consent prior to reviewing a secure message Providers can exchange with any Direct provisioned user (not limited to OHIP) OHIP will serve as vendor Direct Pilot Community 22

23 OHIP HIE: HISP-related Costs Certifying HISPs in state –Identification and expectations for SDEs Privacy and security –Cost to support consent management layer –SDE liability in Direct framework Depth and width of provider directory –Extent of validation and related liability –Maintenance of provider directory(s) Cost to providers –EHR or HISP vendor purchases or upgrades to support framework 23

24 OHIP HIE: Special Challenges Stringent consent requirements concerning the viewing of patient data Unknown issues surrounding large scale implementation of digital certificates and certificate management Required conversion between SMTP and XDR/XDM messages Liability issues of conversion and delivery 24

25 NeHII Presentation

26 Introduction NeHII, Inc. –Statewide HIE in Nebraska Role of HIO Shared Services, Inc. –Subsidiary of NeHII, Inc. –Established product roadmap –Service provider for NeHII and external clients –Health Information Services Provider (HISP) Transport, routing, certificates for lines of service Services –Legal, security, assessment 26

27 Trust Policy HISP Services –The criticality of managing trust –Interoperability of transport –Transparency in operational policies –Certificates and identify management –Evaluate and asses trust in other exchanges –Direct enabling –Certificate discoverability 27

28 Questions Worth Asking What is the primary component of a HISP? What did Nebraska consider for the HISP model? Will I be able to communicate with other entities with separate HISP providers? What are considerations for working with a HISP? Am I going to be able to exchange secure messages to HIEs, HIE Participants, and other providers? 28

29 Business Model Fee for Service Business Model –Provider directory –Certificate authority –Direct messaging Cost Models – ROI Based –Subscription model –Transaction model –HIE-based model 29

30 Q&A

31 Poll 31


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