The study examined how well health care delivery systems that use health information technology (HIT) exchange health information on behalf of patients who also received services from post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) providers that also used HIT and were either affiliated or unaffiliated with these health delivery systems.
Performance Improvement 2009. Can Privacy, Security, Policy, and Statutory Variations Be Reduced Through Multi-State Collaboration?
The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC), is a group of representatives from 42 states and territories that address the privacy and security challenges presented by electronic health information exchange. Each HISPC participant has the support of its state or territorial governor and maintains a steering committee and con
Performance Improvement 2009. Does Essential Health Information Get Exchanged in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings; By What Means; What Encourages or Prevents Such Exchange?
This study sought answers to three questions: what type of health information needs to be exchanged on behalf of patients receiving post-acute and long-term care services as they move from one care setting to another and when does information need to be exchanged among their physicians, pharmacies, and other providers; how is health information e
Researchers established an advisory board comprised of Governors and other executive-level officials to identify ways to resolve issues deterring States from achieving interoperable electronic health information exchange.
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix D - glossary of evaluation terms, terms-of-art used by some offices or agencies, and acronyms for the organizational units of HHS.
The glossary, new with this 2008 issue of the report, provides some assistance to readers who may be unfamiliar with the terms and acronyms found in the report. 1915(c) waivers – refers to section 1915(c) of the Medicaid program allowing the Secretary of HHS to waive certain program requirements in the law. Waivers permit States greater flexib
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix C - table of the studies in this report, organized by agency and office, indicating the Objective where the study may be found.
Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful and receptive leaders contribute to value-added e
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix B - each agency's and office's program mission and evaluation program.
Agency Mission and Evaluation Program Statements
This study examined the success of four contracts designed to develop prototype architectures for a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), a "network of networks," for electronic exchange of health information. An interoperable health information technology depends on progress toward architectures that securely connect consumers, providers
Performance Improvement 2008. How Can State-Level Health Information Exchanges Advance Interoperability?
This project synthesized field research and provided recommendations for strengthening and expanding health information exchange (HIE), capitalizing on the important contributions of state-level initiatives. Nearly all states have these initiatives which are public-private collaborations that support interoperable health information exchange to re
This study assessed State Medicaid agencies' initiatives to promote health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE). In 2004, the President announced his plan to ensure that electronic health records would be available to most Americans by 2014. Secretary Leavitt stated that he envisioned that Medicare and Medicaid would
This report, Performance Improvement 2013-2014, the 18th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2013.
Colene Byrne, Ph.D. Westat Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA AHIMA Foundation
Background. Many small populations have distinctive health and health care needs but have been difficult to study in survey research. Objective. This report is part of a project funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to explore the feasibility of using electronic health record (EHR) and other electronic health data for resea
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Information Exchange in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Case Study Findings: Final Report Executive Summary
Evaluation Design of the Business Case of Health Information Technology in Long-Term Care: Final Report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Evaluation Design of the Business Case of Health Technology in Long-Term Care: Final Report Executive Summary
Evaluation of the Medicaid Health Home Option for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions: Annual Report - Year Two
Brenda C. Spillman, Elizabeth Richardson, Anna Spencer and Eva Allen Urban Institute Abstract