What is the SMHP and the Health IT Roadmap?
The District’s 2018 State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP) presents a multi-year strategy and roadmap to guide the District’s investments in Health IT and HIE infrastructure. The SMHP is the culmination of a 10-month stakeholder engagement effort to better understand the health IT needs of stakeholders, including beneficiaries and providers in the District.
The SMHP was designed to the exceed the requirements set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by presenting an easy-to-understand strategic planning document that aims to help the reader understand the District’s health needs and how health IT can help.
The SMHP outlines four priority areas where health IT can improve patient and provider experience in the District:
- Supporting transitions of care
- Collecting and making effective use of social determinants of health data
- Providing analytics for population health
- Leveraging HIE for public health
To drive progress in these areas, the report includes a Health IT Roadmap, which establishes the priorities, processes, and timeline for health system redesign projects and programs in the District funded through enhanced funding from CMS.
SMHP Public Comment Through May 25, 2018
The SMHP draft is available for all health system stakeholders – including residents, providers, and community organizations – to read and provide DHCF feedback on the Roadmap’s alignment to their health IT and HIE needs and ability to advance health and wellness for all persons in the District by providing actionable information whenever and wherever it is needed. DHCF invites you to provide feedback on the following areas:
- Does the SMHP provide a realistic perspective on current health priorities and how technology can address health system needs?
- Does the SMHP easily describe and present the adoption of health IT and HIE in the District, as well as opportunities to improve health through the use of health IT and HIE?
- Has the SMHP overlooked or underrepresented any critical elements of the landscape of health IT and HIE use in the District?