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Call for Participation to the Behavioral Health, Local Public Health, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, and Social Service Communities

Help Shape How Health and Health Care is Delivered in Minnesota!

From Minnesota Department of Health's MN e-Health Roadmaps Update

Published Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Stratis Health request stakeholder participation in developing the Minnesota e-Health Roadmaps. E-health, the adoption and effective use of electronic health record (EHR) systems and other health information technology, has emerged as a successful strategy to help transform access, care delivery and patient experience, and improve the health of individuals and communities. The roadmaps will provide a framework and describe a path forward for using e-health to more effectively deliver high-quality, coordinated care. The roadmaps will focus on behavioral health, local public health, long-term and post-acute care, and social services settings.

The project requires a variety of perspectives and experiences, including consumers, to help ensure that health information is accessible when and where it is needed to improve and protect people’s health and well-being. Your participation in the MN e-Health Roadmaps will help to improve health, health care and reduce costs through the use of information and technology.

We invite your participation in (one or more of these) four opportunities to inform the e-Health Roadmaps.

  • We encourage all interested individuals to join our Community of Interest. You will receive periodic email updates on the project including invitations to informational webinars and other resources on e-health and accountable communities for health. You also will have the opportunity to provide feedback on materials and be notified of public meetings and trainings. This opportunity is open to all interested individuals.
  • As a Reviewer/Subject Matter Expert, you will provide feedback on materials relating to a specific setting (e.g. behavioral health) or perspective (e.g. rural provider, transition of care, consumer, patient). The reviewers/subject matter experts do not attend meetings but commit to reviewing and providing feedback in a timely manner via email. Ten to 20 stakeholders, representing a variety of perspectives and factors, will be selected. (Estimated time commitment: less than 2 hours a month.)
  • As a Team Member in one of four setting-specific teams, you will provide insight and experience from your Behavioral Health, Local Public Health, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, or Social Service perspective at monthly meetings. Each team will 1) identify the audience, use and components of the MN e-Health Roadmaps; 2) select and develop use cases (scenarios) for implementing e-health; and 3) work with the other teams, MDH and partners. Each team will consist of about eight to 10 members including co-chairs. A team representing a variety of perspectives and factors will be selected. (Estimated time commitment: 3 hours of meetings a month (virtual) plus time for reviewing materials.)
  • Individuals interested in a leadership role will be selected as a Steering Team Member. The steering team will provide overall direction to the project, assuring alignment between the teams and communication with all stakeholders. The steering team will have two co-chairs and be made up of representatives from each of the four teams along with representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health, Stratis Health, Department of Human Services, health systems, consumers, and others as needed for about six to eight members. (Estimated time commitment: 3 hours of meetings a month (virtual) plus time for reviewing materials.)

Applications are due January 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. The applications will be reviewed and participants selected to assure a variety of perspectives and factors are represented in the project. Selected individuals will be contacted in mid-January with meetings starting in February. The Community of Interest is open to all.

Call for Participation (2-page PDF)

Apply. For those needing to complete a paper copy contact Kari Guida.

An informational call will be held on January 6, 2015 to discuss the e-Health Roadmaps project and this call for participation in more depth. The call information details are below.

MN e-Health Roadmap Informational Call
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Central Time
Dial-in Number: 1-888-742-5095
Access Code: 4477200226

If you have comments or questions, please contact Kari Guida at 651-201-4136. More information on the Minnesota e-Health Roadmaps.