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As the public health care market continues to grow under increasing enrollment and costs, public sector health information technology (IT) managers are forced to reconcile the difference between “where we are” and “what we need.” The great potential of health care data will be realized when health care professionals have access to critical patient information precisely when it is needed. Accomplishing this objective requires an effective health IT strategy that can merge data, analytics, clinical literature, and medical capability in previously unimaginable ways.

Myers and Stauffer’s health IT consultants are improving the quality and delivery of care through innovative solutions. We are ready to design effective, yet realistic strategies that work for you. We understand that health IT and culture change go hand-in-hand and that managing change can be as important as the change itself. Our mission is to provide strategies, insights, and innovative solutions to navigate industry challenges, emerging trends, and technological advancements.

Our Health IT services include:

Jared Duzan, CFE
Principal
jduzan@mslc.com

317.815.2925

Statewide Health IT Strategic Planning

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Effective health IT strategies link medical and program policy to technology and data. Implementing change to cultural and technical infrastructure cannot be achieved without a clear understanding of the underlying technical constraints and capabilities. Myers and Stauffer’s Health IT consulting team assists clients in critically analyzing their health IT resources, infrastructure, and pathways necessary to achieve their long term health care objectives. These services include:

  • Strategic planning for Medicaid IT enterprise architecture and interoperability design.
  • Multi-year health IT/HIE roadmap development, design, and implementation.
  • Health IT strategic design and tactical planning to support 1115 waiver.
  • State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP).
  • Funding requests, including Implementation Advanced Planning Document (IAPD).
  • Environmental scan and stakeholder engagement.
  • Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) state self-assessments.
  • Electronic clinical quality measure data infrastructure planning and design.

Enterprise Data Governance

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Organizations commonly suffer from data silos, lack of data normalization, and data quality concerns. Without data governance, it is more likely that pockets of reporting are produced rather than the analytical, predictive, and eventually prescriptive reports necessary to generate insights needed by government leadership for effective program and policy-making. Implementing a data governance organization provides agencies with a framework for establishing strategies, objectives, and policies for effective enterprise-wide management of data.

Effective data governance is necessary for a state to manage and ensure the availability, usability, integrity, consistency, auditability, and security of data. An effective data governance program can facilitate the ability to streamline the management of data, ensures the appropriate resources are involved in establishing policies, and significantly improves communication and confidence in data across the entire enterprise.

Our health IT consultants use their experience and expertise to deploy best practices of data governance. As government agencies’ need to synthesize and leverage the power of information grows, the implementation of a formal data governance organization has never been more critical. Our data governance services include:

  • Current state assessment
    • Policy and procedure analysis.
    • Analysis of business needs and organizational requirements.
    • Analysis of resource availability and functional responsibilities.
  • Future state assessment
    • Define a future data governance organization.
    • Identify organizational, technology, and process recommendations.
    • Identify optimal resource requirements and deployment strategy.
  • Implementation phase
    • Implement a new data governance organization.
    • Support data processes and policies.
    • Serve as a technical resource to key stakeholders and project executives across the enterprise.

Health Information Exchange Assessment

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A health information exchange (HIE) moves and collates clinical information from disparate data systems while maintaining the integrity of the information gathered from each. HIEs can provide many benefits such as enhanced care coordination and access to reliable information at the point of care. They play a critical supporting role in helping many government-sponsored health care programs accomplish their overall health care objectives. They have the data, and in many cases, the electronic clinical quality measures, necessary to monitor outcomes and overall change. However, with the transition away from funding for the Promoting Interoperability Programs (formerly electronic health record (EHR) programs), the current environment of HIEs is in transition. Long term sustainability of HIEs is not certain in many cases. Our health IT consultants are available to offer assistance with your health information exchange needs, including:

  • Seven-point HIE organization and system evaluations.
  • HIE certifications.
  • HIE value and assessment.
  • HIE compliance assessment.
  • HIE security assessment.