DCPCA is currently working with health centers to implement access to the web-based version of the eClinicalWorks (eCW) EMR (version 10e).  As part of this effort, we are providing on-site training to health center staff on the remote access capabilities available through the 10e platform.  Working in conjunction with CRISP DC, DCPCA completed testing of single sign-on access to the CRISP Query Portal from the eCW EMR to enable the review of patient information that is maintained in CRISP directly from a patient’s EMR record.  The new single sign-on capability is scheduled for production implementation by mid-December.  Once available, we will provide notification to all health center users along with information about how to access CRISP Query Portal information from within a patient’s progress note.

CRISP and DCPCA are in the process of deploying the initial set of enhanced HIE tools that will support provider participation in the My Health GPS (MHGPS) program.  CRISP has completed development and testing of the Patient Care Snapshot, the CaliPhr e-quality measures tool and the CRISP reporting system (CRS), which will be accessed through the CRISP DC Unified Landing Page (ULP).  As part of this effort, DCPCA has completed the testing of an eCW-based OB Assessment & Authorization SMART, which is scheduled for production installation in the eCW EMRs of our health centers by year end.  We have also completed development of a web-based version of the OB Assessment & Authorization form, which is being made available to non-eCW MHGPS users through the CRISP DC ULP.  Finally, DCPCA is leading the production implementation of the Population Health Analytics Dashboard, which uses the HealthEC Population Health Analytics platform to produce a set of analytics and reporting tools that will also be accessible to MHGPS users through the CRISP DC ULP. In person training on the use of all the enhanced HIE tools is scheduled to be conducted at DCPCA offices through mid-December.  The CRISP/DCPCA team is also producing a set of recorded training sessions for the HIE tools that will be made available for online access.  

Over the past few months, DCPCA has been working with health centers to successfully complete the upgrade of their eClinicalWorks EMR to version SP2, which allows the practice to implement the browser version (version 10e) of the EMR.  As part of our upgrade support efforts, DCPCA provided on-site technical assistance and two days of on-site training, covering eCW upgrade features as well as refresher instruction on billing and clinical functions, at each health center facility.