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.
2022 SMHP Update Draft for Comment
The 2022 SMHP Update is intended to the review both the District’s progress to date against the goals of the 2018 SMHP and discuss the current and future digital health needs within the Medicaid program. This report is divided into five sections that summarize findings, identify opportunities, and articulate recommendations derived from this SMHP Update effort.
The DC HIE Policy Board and District health system stakeholders can review the draft 2022 SMHP Update here. DHCF welcomes comments and feedback, which can be submitted in writing to DHCF at [email protected].
We invite you to join us on February 3, 2022! The HIE Policy Board will be convening for a special meeting to discuss the 2022 SMHP Update. This will be the final deadline for the Board, agency partners, and stakeholders to provide oral and written comments on the draft document.
SMHP Continued Stakeholder Engagement
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 plan to 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.