Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report. 2.5. Key Informant Interviews

10/29/2013

Westat conducted seven key informant interviews with persons who provided perspectives on the state of HIE in LTPAC/LTSS settings. The key informants interviewed are shown in Table 2-2. Information from the interviews, primarily descriptions of HIE interventions and activities, was summarized and incorporated throughout this report.

TABLE 2-2. Key Informants and Their Organizations

  Key Informant and Title     Organization     HIE Organization (HIEO)     Initiatives/ Programs  
Dr. Larry Garber, Medical Director for Informatics Reliant Health & Challenge Grant PI Massachusetts SAFE Health Challenge Grant
Lisa Harvey, Director of Care Continuum Eastern Maine Health System, Eastern Maine HomeCare Maine HealthInfoNet Beacon Community, ACO
Barbara Gorenflo, Assistant Administrator Beechwood Continuing Care Western New York, HealtheNet Beacon Community
Matt Cairns, Vice President* Yeaman & Associates, & Challenge Grant Lead Oklahoma SMRTNET Challenge Grant
Rodolfo Alvarez del Castillo. MD* Director LTC, Physician Advisor, Yeaman & Associates Oklahoma SMRTNET Challenge Grant
Larry Wolf, HIT Strategist Kindred Healthcare A few HIEOs in selected Kindred care markets (e.g., Indiana HIE) N/A
Scott Ranson, Chief Information Officer Brookdale Senior Living No HIEO CMS Innovations Grant, INTERACT program**
Seth Vilensky, Administrative Director The Cleveland Clinic Currently exchange through EPIC HIE with other EPIC users, plan to join Clinisys, Ohio's statewide HIEO N/A

* Two representatives from Secure Medical Records Transfer Network (SMRTNET) were interviewed to better assess the HIE technology, data and standards (M. Cairns), as well as the provider perspective, enablers, barriers, and workflow to support care transitions (Dr. Alvarez del Castillo).
** More information on Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) program provided in Section 3.1 and Appendix A.

 

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