March Network News | USAging’s Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care (COE)

March Network News

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 for our monthly all-member meeting, Network News. During this month’s meeting, we shared network updates, member highlights, and discussed important member benefits information. The USAging team shared information about their organization and gave details on a new grant opportunity that aligns with our network’s mission.

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March Public Policy Briefing

March Public Policy Briefing

Thank you to all who joined us for our first Public Policy Briefing of 2024 with the team from Troutman Pepper Strategies and Alston & Bird. This tailored briefing covered current legislative and regulatory activity of interest to Civitas members.

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February Network News | Meet Civitas' Executive Committee

February 23, 2024In Network News, Programming, Member Area

February Network News

During this month’s meeting, we shared network updates, member highlights, important member benefits information, introduced the selected Civitas Board Officers, and discussed key elements of the approved 2024 Civitas strategic plan. We had a hearty discussion with our Board officers about their commitment to Civitas, how their organization’s work fits into the Civitas vision, and where we have made progress as a national network and new organization.

The following individuals comprise Civitas’ 2024 Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Marc Bennett, MA, President and CEO, Comagine Health
  • Vice Chair: Jenelle Hoseus, MBA, Chief of Policy and Partnerships, Health Impact Ohio, CEO of the Central Ohio Pathways HUB
  • Treasurer: Beth Anderson, MBA, President and CEO, VITL
  • Immediate Past Chair: Melissa Kotrys, MPH, CEO, Contexture
  • At Large Member: John Kansky, MBA, President and CEO, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)

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Member Webinar | San Diego Health Connect and 4medica: "Seeing Health Data in a New Light"

Member Webinar | San Diego Health Connect and 4medica: "Seeing Health Data in a New Light"

Thanks for joining our recent webinar with 4medica and San Diego Health Connect. The meeting materials, including presentation slides and meeting recording, are now available for download. These materials provide a deeper dive into the data journey discussed—from 9-1-1 emergencies to hospital care—and showcase the impact of reliable data on San Diego’s health care.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this presentation, feel free to contact Gregg Church, President of 4medica at gchurch(at)4medica.com.

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January Network News | Important Member Information and Discussion About the NY 1115 Waiver

January 17, 2024In Member Area, Network News, Programming

January Network News

Thank you to all who joined us for our first Networks News event of 2024. During our discussion we shared network updates, member highlights, important member benefits information, and hosed a timely panel conversation with several New York-based members to discuss the NY Health Equity Reform 1115 Waiver. We covered everything from the responsibilities of participating organizations to stakeholder engagement, quality outcomes, collaborations that have paved the way for this waiver implementation, and more. The panel featured the following Civitas members:

  • Bronx RHIO
  • Common Ground Health
  • HEALTHeLINK
  • Healthy Alliance
  • New York eHealth Collaborative
  • Rochester RHIO

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Collaboratives in Action: Social Care Voice Co-Design

Collaboratives in Action: Social Care Voice Co-Design

Thank you to everyone who joined Civitas Networks for Health in partnership with Gravity Project for the second and final session of our two-part December 2023 Collaborations in Action series. 

During this presentation, we highlighted how Civitas, Gravity, and partner, HealthBegins, brought together over 15 leaders in diverse social care settings to elevate the voice and perspective of providers. We discussed how over a six-session format, we solicited, synthesized, and documented social care provider feedback on Gravity data standards and resources, Gravity-relevant social care roles, requirements, and barriers and opportunities across social care settings. Join us to hear directly from social care leaders about this joint work. 

In case you missed the event – or would like to revisit the conversation, a recording and presentation slides are now available!

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Collaboratives in Action: Supporting Communities through Pilots and Shared Learning

Collaboratives in Action: Community Information Exchange and Comprehensive Data Sharing to Create the Whole Picture

This session highlighted how Civitas and Gravity provided targeted training, technical assistance, shared learning opportunities, and relevant resources to support communities with implementation of Gravity social determinants of health data standards. We highlighted successes and opportunities for pilot sites in New York, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona, and discussed how local efforts were highlighted in monthly affinity group meetings to best support the broader health data community. We also discussed how state public health departments came together through monthly state learning labs to facilitate collaborative learning and knowledge exchange for partners implementing Gravity Project data and exchange standards into state Medicaid waivers.

In case you missed the event – or would like to revisit the conversation, a recording and presentation slides are now available!

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December Public Policy Briefing

December Public Policy Briefing

Thank you to all who joined us on Monday, December 4 for our final Public Policy Briefing of 2023 with the team from Troutman Pepper Strategies and Alston & Bird. This tailored briefing covered current legislative activity of interest and upcoming regulations specific to Civitas members.

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Member Roundtable | Political Determinants of Health Series: Medicaid Partnerships - Session Three

Civitas Networks for Health Member Roundtable: Political Determinants of Health Series

During our third and final session of our Political Determinants of Health Member Roundtable series, we focused on Medicaid partnerships. We led with a brief overview of Medicaid funding pathways and then more specifically examined partnerships between Health Impact Ohio and Ohio Medicaid and West Virginia Health Information Network and West Virgina Medicaid. There were so many great insights, some of which are captured here:

  • Key tactics for Medicaid funding partnerships:
    • Coordinate public and private data and technology strategies and investments.
    • Integrate data, interoperability, and technology needs into all health transformation and modernization activities, programs, and services.
    • Communicate benefits and value adds to all partners.
    • Maximize federal match technology planning, implementation, and maintenance.
    • Align programs and investments at the county or community level.
  • In working to address unmet health related social needs in new ways, use data to build the case, and then generate data to show outcomes and efficacy.
  • Assess resources and gaps, one of which may be workforce. In the case of the Central Pathways Community Hub, an initiative of Health Impact Ohio, there was a need to develop a community health worker workforce.
  • Acknowledge the political climate in your state, and then:
    • Align with the goals of both parties, in other words, find common interest.
    • Build relationships on both sides of the aisle.
    • Fill gaps in meaningful ways.
    • Show ROI.
    • Align payment and policy.
  • Make use of new opportunities presented by federal and state legislative and regulatory developments, such as the MCO maternal and infant mortality “hub” reimbursement mechanism created by SB 332 in Ohio and CMS’ expanding Certified Community Behavioral Health Center program.
  • Increase education among stakeholders.
  • Center on community, and the community’s needs.
  • Look across your state’s agencies, and be willing to bridge holes, making you a partner in creating alignment.
  • One way to not only increase your organization’s sustainability, but also increase greater connection across your state’s health ecosystem is to braid, blend, and stack funding streams from multiple sources.
  • Start small, define a use case or a project, show value, and you will build credibility.
  • Getting messaging right is critical. Be very thoughtful about how you share your value among various stakeholders.
  • Be patient, this work takes time, and be ready when the call comes.

In case you missed this event, or want to revisit the discussion, materials are now available!

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Exclusive Member Event | 2023 National Health Information Exchange Organization Survey

Exclusive Member Event: 2023 National Health Information Exchange Organization Survey Results

Thank you to all who were able to attend our presentation of the results from the 2023 National Health Information Exchange Organization (HIO) Survey presented by Civitas Networks for Health and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine’s Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research Center. The National HIO Survey is the most comprehensive and authoritative poll of HIEs available in the industry, developed by combining Civitas’ experience and UCSF’s unique expertise with federal support from ONC, and made possible by the participation of our members.

In case you missed this event, or want to revisit the discussion, materials are now available!

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