NJ Posts Framework for HIE Application to ONC

New Jersey Posts Framework for HIE Application to ONC
At the New Jersey HIT Commission meeting on October 1, 2009, the state presented the preliminary framework for its proposal to Office of National Coordinator (ONC) for the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program application (pdf).
Presentation  (pdf)

NJ HIT Commission Page: http://www.nj.gov/health/bc/hitc.shtml

The preliminary framework does not yet show how the specific HIE grant proposals made by New Jersey organizations to the state will be folded into the framework for the proposal to ONC. It was noted at the commission meeting that a new board, separate from the commission, would be established to govern the NJHIE. The commission would provide standards and guidance for the NJHIE board.

Several other key points in the framework include:
–Planned used cases include Accurate Patient Identification, State Databases, ePrescribing, Lab Results, Clinical Messaging Services to Provider Portals, Emergency Department/Hospital Discharge Summaries; and Chart Summaries and Radiology Reports to Emergency Departments/Hospitals/SNFs, Physicians and Clinics.
–Hybrid technology approach.
–NJHIE will provide gateway for Community HIE’s to access the national NHIN and gateway between NJ Community HIEs.
–A single Community HIE (designated NJ‐CHIE) should be developed or sponsored by the agency that operates the NJHIE. This “default,” Community HIE would provide connections for entities that have no other way to connect, and would be operated, at least on an interim basis, as an adjunct capability of the NJHIE.
–NJHIE will provide statewide Master Patient Index (MPI).
–Privacy and Security Standards.
–Kurt Salmon and Associates is updating environmental scan on HIE from NJHA plan they produced in 2007.

Presentations from Rutgers and a survey of CIOs by NJ HIMSS were also presented at the Commission meeting.

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