Utilizing Health Information Technology to Address UDS Requirements on IPV and HT

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Description: Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, to work with health centers and systems to support those at risk of experiencing or surviving intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking (HT) and to bolster prevention efforts. FUTURES will host a Learning Collaborative on “Utilizing Health Information Technology to Address UDS Requirements on IPV and HT.”

Through four virtual sessions, this learning collaborative will bolster community health center (CHC) capacity to address the new UDS measures on IPV and HT, to improve quality of care for survivors and offer preventive health services. The learning collaborative will offer: an overview on evidence based strategies to asses for and respond to IPV/HT; strategies to facilitate quality care, collect data in order to meet UDS measures on HT/IPV and promote patient privacy and confidentiality; an opportunity to meet with EHR platform developers to understand strategies to maximize HIT to support patient care and data collection; and an opportunity for peer exchanges among participating CHCs.

At the end of this learning collaborative participants will be able to:

1) Describe new UDS measures on IPV and Human Trafficking
2) Understand strategies to maximize health IT to collect data and promote quality of care
3) Apply best practices on privacy and confidentiality when working with survivors of IPV and Human Trafficking

How to apply:

This learning collaborative is open to 10 federally-funded community health centers across the U.S.

Ideally participating health centers should have two staff members attending the Learning Collaborative—including a clinician and an administrator responsible for HIT and/or data collection.

The deadline to apply has now passed.

If you have any questions, please email: ipvhealthpartners@futureswithoutviolence.org

Session Descriptions, Dates, and Times:

Session 1: June 16 at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST (1 hour); “Overview of Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking and Best Practices for Clinical Care, Documentation and Data Collection”
Description: This session will introduce participants to the learning collaborative faculty, cohort and goals and will offer CHCs guidance on how to offer universal education, health promotion and documentation and referrals using tools featured at www.ipvhealthpartners.org. This will include guidance what information should be collected for the new UDS measures and considerations for maximizing health IT to support identification and response to IPV and HT. We will offer systems and practice related questions and considerations for participants to bring back to their health centers.

Session 2: June 22 at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST (1 hour); “Designing Workflows and Maximizing Health IT When Responding to IPV/HT”
Description: This second session in the learning collaborative will serve as an orientation to sample workflows, and how best to maximize Health IT (i.e. using smart forms or other e-tools) to promote quality of care and data collection and address privacy and confidentiality considerations. We will provide sample workflows and privacy principles for participating members.

Session 3: June 29 at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST (1 hour); “Listening Session with EHR Vendors”
Description: We will invite primary EHR vendors used by CHC’s to join our LC in a listening session to share and receive recommendations related to the use of HIT to capture IPV/HT data to support interventions. The goal of the meeting will be to: 1) Identify best practices for IPV/HT and other SDOH screening and referral and highlight areas for improved identification; 2) Brainstorm several alternatives for more effective patient assessment and response; and 3) With IPV/HT as a use case, consider an integrated intervention prompt in SDOH tools that offers IPV “brief counseling” interventions during a visit and provider prompts to support better outcomes. Vendors attending the virtual meeting could join our discussion of strategies and prompts on brief counseling and health promotion specific to IPV/HT.

Session 4: July 7 from at 10amPST/11amMST/12pmCST/1pmEST (1 hour); “Peer Exchange Session”
Description: This final session will be an opportunity for the learning collaborative member to debrief previous sessions, promote peer exchange, and share additional tools and approaches. We will also review social intervention and referral platforms, patient portals etc. and offer considerations for best practices and privacy considerations using those platforms. We will also provide next steps plans for ongoing technical assistance after the learning collaborative sessions are complete.R

Focus Area: Health Information Technology

Type: Learning Collaborative

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