Monday, June 28, 2010

Enrollment Workgroup 6-28-2010

The Enrollment Workgroup of the HIT Policy and HIT Standards Committees are working to come up with a set of standards which would facilitate enrollment in Federal and state health and human services programs. At their June 28, 2010 meeting they discussed key takeaways from their first meeting and had a general discussion on a base use case of a consumer-facing web portal. This web portal would allow applicants to:
  • Identify available services for which they might be eligible
  • Conduct initial screening and enrollment checks
  • Retrieve electronic verification information from outside sources
  • Determine eligibility or forward eligibility “packet” (screening information and verification information) to programs for final determination
  • Store and re-use eligibility information
They also came to consensus on areas of focus and a timeline for their standards work. It was very satisfying to hear the focus on keeping the consumer at the center of their efforts.

The slides from the meeting are below: