Reports from Civitas Sessions

Civitas Networks for Health 2023 Annual Conference, in Partnership with Chesapeake Bay Regional Members

The 2nd Annual Civitas for Health Conference wrapped this week at the Gaylord Resorts in National Harbor, MD. Interoperability and Data were the underlying current throughout the speakers and sessions. Here are some resources that were shared during sessions.

Advancing Implementation of Health Data Utility Models

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Civitas Networks for Health
Maryland Health Care Commission

Together with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), Civitas Networks for Health is excited to share a brand-new resource:  Health Data Utility (HDU) Issue Brief. Over the past year, they identified the need to differentiate key aspects of emerging HDU models more clearly call attention to key drivers prompting the need for more comprehensive health data and services.

Health Data Utility Framework – A Guide to Implementation

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The HDU Framework, prepared in partnership with the Maryland Health Care Commission, is intended to guide states, regions, HIEs, and community partners in the design and implementation of an HDU that provides deeper integration of health-related data to support public health and care delivery.

Healthcare Digital Identity Federation Proof of Concept Report

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The CARIN Alliance

Our challenges with consumer-directed HIE are directly related to individuals not having a portable, digital identity credential they can use across various different data holders. Over the last year, the CARIN Alliance and FAST launched a wide-scale collaboration – working with HHS, CMS, ONC, and more than 25 private sector partners, including health systems, payers, third-party applications, and trust framework organizations – to test the largest and most comprehensive digital identity open framework. We will share our lessons learned, best practices, and next steps for how we can have a fully interoperable, voluntary, federated digital identity ecosystem in health care as we move to a modern identity and access management ecosystem that supports OpenID Connect.

CCOULD Lessons Learned

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RTI International through a contract from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The goal of the CCOULD project was to provide technical assistance to two states in linking the Medicaid administrative claims of children and their caregivers with case-level data from the child welfare system, and to combine the state-specific datasets into a multi-state, deidentified dataset for secondary data analysis by researchers. Linked data on services from child welfare and Medicaid can help us understand the effectiveness of interventions and improve coordination to address critical challenges faced by families at risk of child welfare system involvement, including parental substance use. This report describes the experiences of the two states in linking Medicaid and child welfare data and summarizes the lessons learned across both states.

Realizing the Promise of All Payer Claims Databases – A Federal and State Action Plan

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Robert Wood Johnson foundation
Manatt Health

State APCDs are powerful, market-wide repositories of health care claims and encounter data that can provide deep and longitudinal insights about population health and health system performance. State APCDs are being used by policymakers, regulators, researchers, and others in the nearly 20 states where one has been established to inform policy, program, and purchasing decisions. The current APCD model, however, was not intended to be a national blueprint.