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Minnesota e-Health Initiative …accelerate use of HIT to improve quality, increase safety, reduce costs and enable informed decisions. Private-Public collaboration.

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1 Minnesota e-Health Initiative …accelerate use of HIT to improve quality, increase safety, reduce costs and enable informed decisions. Private-Public collaboration Guided by an advisory committee Comprehensive vision Consumer and community focus Inclusive scope: healthcare, long term care, public health, academia and other settings

2 - Newt Gingrich Paper Kills Motivation: Patient Safety … inherent safety threats exist when relying on paper.

3 Recommendations: Four Focus Areas, 17 Priority Projects Empower Consumers Accelerate the availability and use of accessible, portable My Personal Health Record. Inform and Connect Healthcare Workers Fund and implement interconnected health information technology statewide, focusing on secure health information exchange. Protect Communities Improve population health and protect communities through accessible prevention resources, widespread knowledge of community risks, and rapid detection of and response to public health threats. Provide Infrastructure Ensure the e-Health vision and mission are fulfilled.

4 Examples of Some 45 Projects Emerging Statewide Personal Health Records Fairview HealthPartners Childrens Exchange Projects MnHCC – Statewide coordination CHIC/SISU – Northeast MN Shared Abstract: (AHRQ grant) MIIC – Immunization registry Medications – e-prescribing through the HIPAA Collaborative Winona community exchange project Itasca County Health Network HIT-based Regional Medication Mgmt Pharmacy System Telehealth University of MN Informatics Education St. Scholastica University of MN Public Health MN Public Health Information Network

5 Approach: Leadership Role for State Government Convene stakeholders as a neutral party Facilitate statewide, public-private planning Create the climate, expectations and forum in which all leaders can contribute. Encourage adoption and use of standards Measure/assess use of HIT, quality and safety Leverage funding opportunities to fill gaps and build in sustainability Ensure readiness for emergency preparedness and response

6 Actions You and Your Organization Can Take Now Increase readiness for information exchange Identify & participate in community/regional exchange collaboration Increase health informatics knowledge & education Support informatics research and evaluation Inform your elected representatives on your needs on this issue Help shape your state and national directions

7 Thank You Web Resources Reports and policy Directory of projects Shared tools and templates Minnesota e-Health Initiative


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