March 12, 2019

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is hosting a series of webinars [beginning tomorrow] to explain the proposed rule to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI). The proposed rule is designed to increase innovation and competition by giving patients and their healthcare providers secure access to health information and new tools.
To register, please see the following links:
- Application Programming Interfaces in the NPRM:(API Certifications and more) March 13 at 2pm ET
- Information Blocking and the Notice of Proposed Rule Making: March 19 at 2pm ET
- ONC 21st Century Cures Act Notice of Proposed Rule Making Overview and Q&A: March 28 at 2pm ET


NMHIC’s Third Annual HIE Users’ Conference was a sold-out success on Friday, November 9, 2018! This year, a wide variety of healthcare leaders gathered in two locations. The conference was graciously hosted by CHRISTUS St. Vincent Health System in Santa Fe and Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. The two live sites came together via the Internet, and our keynote speaker, Elaine Fontaine, addressed both groups from the Rhode Island Quality Institute. Other guest presenters included speakers from the New Mexico Department of Health and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Handouts for our formal lecture segments can be found at this link:
If you missed the conference, we invite you to register for our December 18, 2018 webinar to hear conference highlights. For more information about these and other events, e-mail or call (505) 938-9925

ONLINE COURSE - Health Informatics Curriculum and Training for Transformation (HICATT)

HICATT, the Health Informatics Curriculum and Training for Transition program that was previously funded by the Office of the National Coordinator is available again! The HICATT course was offered until May, 2017 by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in partnership with the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC). The Continuing Education courses will now open to the public on October 9th and the cost is just $49 to access the materials for six months. Register by October 20th to receive a discount and only pay $25 by entering the discount code: EARLY BIRD.

NMHIC HIE Users’ Webinar Monthly Series – 3rd Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30 pm

This series is designed for participants in the health information exchange, and is open to all interested New Mexico stakeholders in our health care community. Each month, you’ll hear news, information, and user tips from NMHIC leadership and staffers. You will also hear interesting guest presentations on subjects of interest to the healthcare community, including inspiring examples of how interoperability is changing healthcare across the country. Participants are invited to share their experiences during the feedback portion of the webinar. To be added to our monthly invitation list, please contact or call (505) 938-9925.

o June 20, 2017– How Innovation Care Partners (ICP) leverages their Orion HIE to gather Quality Metrics for ACOs and to support Care Management
o July 18, 2017– Highlighting HIE Use at the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center
o August 15, 2017– Behavioral health and the use of ED and inpatient admission notifications
o September 19, 2017 – Indiana Health Information Exchange and its Patient Centered Data Home Initiatives
o October 17, 2017 - NM Care ACO Update by DaVita Medical Group
o November 14, 2017 - Rhode Island Quality Institute
o December 12, 2017 - What did I miss? A recap of NMHIC’s Second Annual HIE Users’ Conference
o January 16, 2018 - The Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange’s Approach to Managing Access to Sensitive Conditions - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o February 20, 2018 - Getting your feedback on current and future capability - Dr. Richard Swafford, PhD, Sr. Solution Consultant, Orion Health Inc. - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o March 20, 2018 – The Maine HIE’s Population Analytics and Reporting Services – Devore Culver, Senior Consultant, HealthInfoNet, Portland, Maine - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o April 17, 2018 – CFR 42 Part 2 and Patient Consent – Mitchell Berger, MPH, Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o May 15, 2018 - NMHIC and Population Health and Value Based Care – Thomas East, PhD, CEO/CIO of NMHIC and LCF Research. Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o June 19, 2018 – How New Mexico Providers Can Use Data for Value-based Success – Gene Hill, BBA, MA, Data Manager/Reporting Analyst, NMHIC; and Stefany Goradia, MSIE, Principal Informatics Officer, Versatile MED Analytics. Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o July 17, 2018 - The Integration of HIE with Telemedicine: Opportunities and Challenges – Dale C. Alverson, MD; Strategic Telehealth Consultant, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Chief Medical Informatics Officer, LCF Research/NMHIC Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o August 21, 2018 - HIPAA and MIPS 2018: Are you covered? – Mark Norby, Certified HIPAA Professional, HealthInsight New Mexico Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o September 18, 2018 - Showcasing Frequent Users of the NMHIC HIE - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o October 16, 2018 - New Mexico Department of Health and the NMHIC HIE – Sandra D Melman, M.S., Epidemiology and Response Division, NM DOH - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o November 13, 2018 - Cancelled
o December 18, 2018 - The NMHIC HIE Users' Third Annual conference: What Did I Miss? Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o January 15, 2019 - Demos of the NMHIC HIE Clinical Portal and DIRECT Messaging - Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o February 19, 2019 A Look Forward with Orion Health. Webinar Recording | PDF Handout
o March 19,2019 - Advance Care Planning & Technology: Registries & Visibility
o April 16, 2019 - TBD
o May 22, 2019 - TBD