Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation

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Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE)

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) - Policy development and development of standards.

National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) - The NHII is an initiative to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and overall quality of health and health care in the United States -- a comprehensive knowledge-based network of interoperable systems of clinical, public health, and personal health information that would improve decision making by making health information available when and where it is needed. (NHII has been incorporated into ONCHIT).

EHRs in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care - ASPE has contracted with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to evaluate the current status of electronic health information systems (EHIS) and electronic health records (EHRs) in post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) settings. The project team has reviewed literature, conducted telephone interviews, and completed site visits to providers that have implemented EHIS/EHRs in PAC/LTC. The project also contracted with Apelon to conduct a pilot study of the issues of conforming the nursing home minimum data set (MDS v.2) to CHI standards.

Conforming the Nursing Home Minimum Data Set v.3 to CHI-Endorsed Standards - ASPE and CMS will partner on a project to conform the MDS v.3 to CHI-endorsed standards.

--Michael 15:18, 17 April 2006 (CDT)