NC Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative NC Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative Moving North Carolina Forward September 3, 2009.
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NC Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative NC Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative Moving North Carolina Forward September 3, 2009
Welcome and Introductions Stuart James NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund
State Designated Entity (SDE) Overview Vandana Shah NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund
Created in 2000 by the NC General Assembly and funded through 25% of NC’s share of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Commission appointed in May 2001 The NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission (HWTF) invests in programs and partnerships to address access, prevention, education and research that help all North Carolinians achieve better health HWTF has provided: Over $ 287 million in funding for over 400 grants and programs $109 million for access to care programs $178 million for preventive health initiatives
NC HWTFC Governor announces NC HWTFC as “Qualified State-Designated Entity” on July 16th to lead North Carolina’s HIT Recovery Efforts and NC HIT Collaborative appoints NC HIT Collaborative to make Substantive Recommendations
Governor’s Executive Order North Carolina Health Information Technology Collaborative Members: Chair NC Medical Society (Vice Chair) NC AHEC Program (Vice Chair) NC Dept. of HHS NC Nurses Assn. NC Hospital Assn. Community Care of NC NC Assn. of Health Plans NC Health Quality Alliance NCHICA Ex-Officio Members: NC HWTFC Chair NC HWTFC Executive Director Rep. from Office of the Governor NCHICA Executive Director
State Designated Entity (SDE)’s Role Facilitate HIE initiatives across NC Establish a common approach to governance, processes, technology Support Regional initiatives Ensure inclusion of safety providers and underserved populations Ensure consistency with national HIE objectives Identify and support legislation and regulation Statewide HIT Program: Critical Objectives
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding Opportunities Melanie Allison NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund
$19 billion allocated to Health IT $17 Billion + incentives for providers meeting “Meaningful Use” requirement [$’s to “prescribers”] $2 Billion to HHS / ONC standards development, evaluation and validation infrastructure for Health Information Exchange (HIE) grants to states for the purpose of furthering EHR adoption improvements in HIT manpower the establishment of Regional Health IT Resource Centers, Extension Programs, Enterprise Integration Research Centers, etc.
Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Funding Opportunity Applications Released Aug. 20 th State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Total Amount of Funding Available: $564,000,000 Award Floor: $4,000,000 Award Ceiling: $40,000,000 Approximate Number of Awards: 50 Program Period Length: 4 years Anticipated Project Start Date: January 15, 2010
ONC Funding Opportunity Applications State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program Purpose: To facilitate and expand the secure, electronic movement and use of health information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards. Program Focus: Preparing states to support their providers in achieving goals, objectives, and measures related to HIE. Information exchange is both a statutory requirement for meaningful use incentives and critical to enabling care coordination and other improvements to quality and efficiency.
ONC Funding Opportunity Applications State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program Summary: An "all at once" approach is not recommended This program fosters an incremental approach to ensure continuous improvement and expansion of HIE capacity Requirements: To realize HIE, states will need to plan, implement and evaluate activities across five HIE domains: governance finance technical infrastructure business and technical operations and legal/policy.
ONC Funding Opportunity Applications HIT Regional Extension Centers Program Summary: Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Total Amount of Funding Available in FY2010 $598,000,000 Average Award Amount $ 8,543,000 Award Floor $ 1,000,000 Award Ceiling $ 30,000,000 Approximate Number of Awards 70 Four-year project period Estimated Start Date: January 15, 2010
Guiding Principles Stuart James NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund
Guiding Principles Build upon the HIT Task Force Report released June 2009 Regional approach based on CCNC Leverage other existing state public/private efforts Focus on sustainability Collaboration is key