October 2018
Aging and Caregiving Reverse Pitch Event Defines Problems and Identifies Solutions
Presented by Aging2.0 Boston in Collaboration with MeHI
On October 11, 2018, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) in collaboration with Aging2.0 Boston convened our second annual “ Aging and Caregiving Digital Health Reverse Pitches ” event. Hosted by Babson Boston, 90 entrepreneurs, students and executives in the aging space came together to explore the use of innovative tech solutions to support healthy aging and caregiving. The ‘reverse pitch’-style event allowed customers to pitch tech entrepreneurs on the challenges they face and used the ensuing collaborative discussion to brainstorm novel solutions.
MeHI and Mass HIway Team Up to
Highlight HIE Success and Offer Support
MeHI and the Mass HIway are partnering to provide information and support to advance health information exchange (HIE) in the Commonwealth. MeHI has updated the HIway resources available on our website, including the HIE Success Stories that highlight the many ways that HIE improves care coordination across the Commonwealth. We are also working with the Mass HIway to provide HIway Adoption and Utilization Support (HAUS) services to healthcare organizations as they implement HIE solutions, optimize their efforts, and meet connection requirements established by the Mass HIway Regulations
Medicaid Updates
Program Year 2018 Tips and Resources

for the Program Year 2018 attestation process. 

If you have any questions or need clarity regarding the attestation process, please contact a Technical Assistant or Analyst at 1-855-MASS-EHR (627-7347) or massehr@masstech.org.
Important Reminder: Clinical Quality Measures

The Meaningful Use reporting period for Program Year 2018 is 90 days. However, the reporting period for Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) is 365 days. All Eligible Professionals (EPs) are required to select and report on six CQMs based on data captured for a full year.

It is important to note that Massachusetts does not accept eCQM submissions. To participate in the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program and receive an incentive, all EPs must manually report CQM data through the attestation process.  
MU and HIE Workshops
There's still time to join us for our exciting health information exchange (HIE) and Meaningful Use (MU) Workshops. Over the course of two sessions, we'll present the fundamentals of change management and process improvement, and discuss how to apply these strategies to:
  • better integrate technology;
  • improve clinical workflows;
  • achieve MU objectives; and
  • incorporate HIE technologies like the Mass HIway.

In Part One, we'll review the fundamentals of change management and conduct team exercises to support the concepts. In Part Two, you'll work with other participants to map several MU or HIE workflows based on what you have learned.
HIE Workshop: November Sessions

  • Friday, Nov 9 (Part 1)
  • Friday, Nov 16 (Part 2)
MU Workshop: December Sessions

  • Friday, Dec 7 (Part 1)
  • Friday, Dec 14 (Part 2)
HIway Utilization and Support (HAUS) Services

HIway Adoption and Utilization Support (HAUS) Services are provided by EOHHS through the Mass HIway and are designed to aid ACOs, CPs, and CSAs in meeting the electronic health information exchange (HIE) requirements included in their contracts with EOHHS.

The goal of HAUS is to assist organizations with implementing HIE and leveraging secure Direct Messaging to shar e healthcare information and improve care coordination. HIway Account Managers will help organizations identify a high value HIE Use Case and trading partners, develop a project plan and charter to manage Use Case implementation and optimization, provide workflow improvement training, and more.

Learn more at an upcoming webinar.

Tuesday November 6, 2018
Mass HIway Connection Requirements

For 2019, the Mass HIway Regulations (101 CMR 20.00) require all Acute Care Hospitals, all Community Health Centers, and Large and Medium Medical Ambulatory Practices to connect to the Mass HIway. These organizations must meet the connection requirements by January 1, 2019 , and must attest that they met the requirements by July 1, 2019

Join us for an informative webinar to learn more about the connection requirements for your organization.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mass HIway Updates
Mass HIway 2.0 Migration
As the Mass HIway continues their efforts to migrate to HIway 2.0, including working to complete the remaining Clinical Gateway (CG) Node migrations, the HIway team would like to recognize and thank the growing list of Participants who have migrated to HIway 2.0.

The Mass HIway team has been working hard to address issues related to the stricter national standards enforced by the new CG Nodes. Likewise, the team has implemented extensive infrastructure enhancements to handle the shift of the HIway’s significant traffic volume to the new environment. These improvements will provide robust support for the full scope of HIway 2.0.

Visit the Mass HIway website to learn more about HIway 2.0 and review the resources available to assist organizations with the migration process. Questions and requests for assistance can be sent to HIway2.0migration@state.ma.us