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Title: Washington State Health Care Authority

Washington StateHealth Record Bank Pilot
ProjectAugust 1, 2008
State Coverage Initiatives National Meeting
  • Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Richard Onizuka, PhD, Executive Sponsor
  • Health Record Bank Project

The Problem
  • Scattered records
  • Ineffective information sharing
  • Cumbersome, expensive, and fallible
  • No mechanism to collect and consolidate
  • No responsible institution or entity that
  • Securely stores complete electronic health care
  • Provides personal health care information when
    and where needed
  • Creates value through storage of electronic
    health care records for patients and providers

Health IT Efforts
  • SSB 5064 Health Information Technology
  • Health Record Banking
  • Roadmap for State Action
  • Senate Bill 5930 Section 10
  • An act relating to providing high-quality,
    affordable health care to Washingtonians based on
    the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission
    on Health Care Costs and Access.
  • Health information infrastructure
  • Consumer-centric health record banking
  • Goal
  • Deliver health information when and where needed

Washington State Vision
  • Consumer engagement and activation
  • Help patients
  • Manage their health information
  • Navigate the delivery system
  • Prepare for office visits with their provider
  • Become more knowledgeable health care partners
  • A mechanism to facilitate health information
  • Health Record Bank (HRB) is health information
    sharing focused on consumer management of
  • HRB supports industry health information exchange

Consumer-CentricHealth Record Banks
  • Proof of Concept Pilot
  • Consumer managed
  • Secure, private, and confidential
  • High-value data set
  • Repository for copies of clinic health care
  • Partnerships in use of innovate disruptive

Disruptive Technology Goal
  • Shift from institution based (?) care to
    community based care
  • Information empowers consumers
  • Empowered consumers drive transformational change
  • Transformational change improves safety,
    quality, efficiency

Consumer and Health Industry Information
  • Health Industry managed info
  • EMR
  • Claims data
  • Meds
  • Labs
  • Other
  • HRB - Consumer managed info
  • COPY of clinical health care data
  • Edit capability with data copies
  • - Self-entered data

Consumer requests COPY of info sent from industry
source to HRB
Consumer authorizes view by or COPY of info to
health care provider/industry
HIIAB AccessMyHealth.org Our Roots
Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board
HCA responsible for subsequent state action.
July 2008 through June 2009 2 million in
grants for two to four regional pilot
projects. hac.wa.gov/hit
SSB 5064 2006 law led to series of
recommendations for health IT in Evergreen State
AccessMyHealth.org Our Elevator Speech
  • AccessMyHealth.org is a partnership of
    Washingtonians patients, doctors, and others
    that will be exploring ways to improve patients
    access to their personal health information.
  • AccessMyHealth.org is supporting the concept of
    secure online personalized health records to help
    you gather and store your health information to
    share with your doctors, family members, and

Pilot Approach
  • Key policy objectives for pilots
  • Operational by 1/09
  • Pilot methods to drive adoption/usage of HRBs
  • Use of information to activate consumers
  • Consumer access to and management of clinical
    health information
  • Heath information sharing between HRB and
    industry information sources
  • State policy questions pertaining to HRBs
  • Impact on health disparities, special
    populations, public health
  • Optimal role of government
  • Financial sustainability

AccessMyHealth.org Three Surveys / Future
  • Three online surveys
  • Consumer focused. Started June 1st .
  • Privacy and security focused. Starts in July.
  • Follow-up on previous surveys. Starts August
  • Future Vision
  • Help patients become knowledgeable
  • Ombudsman role provide unbiased/impartial
  • Education role teach the benefits of informed
    patients partnering with doctors
  • Be the magnet for and about online health records
    in WA
  • Provide voluntary certification/seal of approval

Next Steps for HRB Pilot
  • Estimated Time
  • Frame Major Task Status
  • 2/08 4/08 Finalize pilot specs Completed
  • 5/08 7/08 Solicit/evaluate
    pilot Released
  • applications
  • 7/08 8/08 Pilot selection Pending
  • 8/08 12/08 Pilot build Pending
  • 1/09 6/09 Pilot implementation
  • and assessment Pending
  • Questions? Contact Juan Alaniz, Project Manager
    juan.alaniz_at_hca.wa.gov, 360-923-2726
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