Encore Presentation: WEDI's 10 Recommendations for Next-Generation HIE

Patient Engagement: Standardize the patient identification process across the health care system. Patient Engagement: Standardize the patient identification process across the health care system.

Convene industry to identify best practices for patient matching, launch consumer awareness and education campaigns, initiate pilots and explore dissemination strategies, and launch an adoption campaign.

Patient Engagement: Expand health IT education and literacy programs for consumers to encourage greater use of health IT to improve care management and wellness. Patient Engagement: Expand health IT education and literacy programs for consumers to encourage greater use of health IT to improve care management and wellness.

Identify curriculum and deployment strategies for standardized materials, pilot the materials, and launch educational and literacy programs.

Patient Engagement: Identify and promote effective electronic approaches to patient information capture, maintenance and secure appropriate access that leverages mobile devices and “smart” technologies. Patient Engagement: Identify and promote effective electronic approaches to patient information capture, maintenance and secure appropriate access that leverages mobile devices and “smart” technologies.

Convene business and clinical experts to define the standard technology, data content and dissemination strategy. Identify mobile technologies and apps that easily provide users information in a timely manner. Pilot best practices and effectiveness.

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Innovative Encounter Models: Identify use cases, conventions and standards for promoting consumer health and exchange of telehealth information in a mobile environment. Innovative Encounter Models: Identify use cases, conventions and standards for promoting consumer health and exchange of telehealth information in a mobile environment.

Map electronic encounters (telemedicine, email, text & care monitoring) by typical use, then develop a matrix showing how innovative encounters are typically used. Evaluate and prioritize the effectiveness of technology initiatives.

Innovative Encounter Models: Adopt and implement best-in-class approaches promoting growth and diffusion of innovative encounters that demonstrate value for all stakeholders. Innovative Encounter Models: Adopt and implement best-in-class approaches promoting growth and diffusion of innovative encounters that demonstrate value for all stakeholders.

Evaluate encounter models in terms of patient support & satisfaction, outcomes, ease of integration into workflow and liability issues. Assess and prioritize existing protocols and payment methodologies for electronic encounters. Survey consumer willingness to use and pay for electronic encounters.

Innovative Encounter Models: Identify federal and state laws that create barriers to innovative encounters, including licensure. Innovative Encounter Models: Identify federal and state laws that create barriers to innovative encounters, including licensure.

Continue monitoring for potential regulatory barriers and best practices. Create policy mechanisms and partnerships to get supporting legislation.

Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify consistent & efficient methods for electronic reporting of quality and health status measures across all stakeholders, with initial focus on recipients of quality measure information. Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify consistent & efficient methods for electronic reporting of quality and health status measures across all stakeholders, with initial focus on recipients of quality measure information.

Review existing methods and standards for electronic clinical quality measurement, develop a plan to get consensus on methods & standards, design and launch awareness campaigns, pilot standards and develop a plan to get industry adoption.

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Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify/promote methods & standards for HIE that enhance care coordination. Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify/promote methods & standards for HIE that enhance care coordination.

Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify gaps that impede connectivity and timely sharing. Develop a plan for industry consensus on methods and standards, test them, and develop a plan for adoption.

Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify methods & standards for harmonizing clinical and administrative information reporting that reduce data collection burdens, support clinical improvement and population health, and accommodate new payment models. Data Harmonization & Exchange: Identify methods & standards for harmonizing clinical and administrative information reporting that reduce data collection burdens, support clinical improvement and population health, and accommodate new payment models.

Review existing methods, standards and implementation guides to identify impediments to linking clinical and administrative data. Develop consensus on methods & standards supporting claims attachments and quality reporting in Stage 3, then pilot.

Payment Models: Develop a framework for assessing core elements of alternative models such as connectivity, eligibility/enrollment reconciliation, payment reconciliation, quality reporting and coordinated data exchange. Payment Models: Develop a framework for assessing core elements of alternative models such as connectivity, eligibility/enrollment reconciliation, payment reconciliation, quality reporting and coordinated data exchange.

Assess technology needs to facilitate implementation of alternative models and educate stakeholders. Assess the technology market for existing solutions to aid implementing and adopting alternative models.

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The 2013 WEDI Report is available here.

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Twenty years after the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange issued the WEDI Report that ushered in the HIPAA standards to automate health care administrative and financial transactions, the group in December 2013 released a roadmap to guide the next generation of health information exchange. Here's another look:

 

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