What is the SMHP and the Health IT Roadmap?
The District’s 2018 State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP) is DHCF’s 5-year roadmap for using health information technology (Health IT) to better connect District residents and providers and to ensure health information is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
The SMHP is the culmination of a year-long stakeholder engagement effort to better understand the health IT needs of key District stakeholders, such as Medicaid beneficiaries and providers.
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
Section 5 of the SMHP details the Health IT Roadmap and establishes the priorities, processes, and timeline for health system redesign projects and programs in the District.
The District’s Health IT and HIE Initiatives, by Fiscal Year
2018 SMHP Final Version
The SMHP is a living document and will be updated regularly. DHCF looks forward to continued engagement and collaboration with stakeholders as the District undertakes the goal of this planto provide actionable health-related information whenever and wherever it is needed, to support patient-centered care and improve health outcomes.
All stakeholders are invited to help shape the District’s future health IT and HIE landscape by contacting the DHCF Health IT program at [email protected].
The SMHP is a requirement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The document is updated biannually by Medicaid agencies to review health IT infrastructure, evaluate stakeholder needs, and define strategic goals.