Call to Action/Adjourn

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Lisa Bari and Scott Stuewe will again take the stage together to recap highlights of the week and to invite collaborative cross-pollination of our communities to tackle interoperability, identity, quality and care coordination with the goal of strengthen efforts to achieve health equity.

Addressing Health Equity through SDOH Data Sharing & Collaborative Efforts Across Texas

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Texas has a highly diverse of population and geography, and there many opportunities and requirements for community-led health initiatives. Across the state, several communities are leading efforts in building networks to support the use of social determinants of health (SDoH) data to improve local equity, wellness and growth. Despite differences and local variation, there are common needs and occasions to share and learn from each other. The SDoH Texas Workgroup is volunteer-led and convenes community leaders to share common goals and missions to enhance the sharing, protection, and utilization of SDoH data to promote population health. Across the group there is recognition in the foundational value of SDoH data to promoting health equity.
This session will focus on the SDoH Texas Workgroup, highlighting community efforts using SDoH data, as well as addressing key barriers and successes. The speakers will also share their future plans for increasing collaboration, advocating for SDoH policies and opportunities to partner with State Medicaid through Managed Care Organization services.

Break - Exhibit Hall/Networking

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Improving health equity through social needs tools: HIEs and community providers innovating to share data and address both medical and social needs

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This roundtable discussion will present real world examples from states/regions including Idaho, Oklahoma and Washington DC, as well as a national perspective on how regional HIEs are spearheading community network collaboration and incorporating social needs tools and platforms (e.g., and UniteUs). The use of such vendors helps providers, patients and community-based organizations identify social needs and accelerate the delivery of social support services to improve health.

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Health Data Utilities: the Path to Effective Public Health Partnerships

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The Health Data Utility (HDU) concept and model is evolving. Increasingly, Civitas members are recognizing their critical role in combining, enhancing, and exchanging health data. Such members as CyncHealth have been functioning as an HDU for multiple years, using state policy levers, engaging broad stakeholder groups in participation and community engagement, maturing use cases with Medicaid and public health, creating equitable governance and committing to transparency all while maintaining high standards for data privacy and security. Jaime Bland, President and CEO will share insights about the HDU model and how this is serving the state of Nebraska. She also will moderate a discussion among three other Civitas members who are newer to HDU adoption and application. She also will moderate a discussion among three other Civitas members that represent different models of HDU adoption and application.

The statewide HIEs in Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont are each on the trajectory of operating as a Health Data Utility (HDU) for their respective states, having followed different paths with differing successes, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned along the way. The leaders of HealthInfoNet in Maine, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), and Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) - operators of their states’ HIEs - will share the experiences of their organizations on the path to partnering with their state governments, engaging multi-stakeholder groups in strategic planning and governance activities, developing broad-reaching connectivity and interoperability, delivering on statewide public health needs, advancing capabilities in support of Medicaid value-based purchasing programs and working toward models of sustainability.

Each HIE will share how operating as an HDU further supports their work to advance health equity in their respective states. Early successes among the HIEs include: providing data for use in evaluating disparities in health outcomes associated with race and ethnicity in order to effectively target improvement efforts; working to more accurately, sensitively, and consistently capture social care information such as social determinants of health and sexual orientation and gender identity information from provider participants; wellness and wellbeing; and provisioning essential data to support care delivery by providers who serve the state's most vulnerable individuals. Throughout these activities, each HIE is partnering closely with their states’ public health authorities, Medicaid agencies and other critical stakeholders in strategically planning the role that they – and their HIE data sources – may play in helping to advance health equity.

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Keynote: A Conversation with Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD and Texas' 26th District Representative, member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Michael C. Burgess represents the 26th District of Texas. After spending nearly three decades practicing medicine in North Texas, he has served the constituents of the 26th District since 2003 in the United States House of Representatives.

He currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Rules Committee, and House Budget Committee.

In the current 115th Congress, he is the most senior medical doctor, on both sides of the political aisle, serving in Congress. With his medical background, he has been a strong advocate for health care legislation aimed at reducing health care costs, improving choices, reforming liability laws to put the needs of patients first, and ensuring there are enough doctors in the public and private sector to care for America’s patients and veterans.
In 2016 he was the principle House majority author of the Health Information title of the 21st Century Cures Act including all provisions relating to information blocking, trusted exchange, and interoperability. Throughout his time in Congress he has been a leader in health care innovation and modernization and has been one of Civitas’ Congressional Champions supporting several of our priorities on Capitol Hill.
In this session Representative Burgess will provide an update from Washington DC and where he sees the Congress further engaging on issues surrounding health data, pandemic preparedness, privacy, public health surveillance and implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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