Mosaica Partners' principals frequently author briefing papers and whitepapers on subjects related to health informatics and health information exchange.
Listed below are some of the papers that have been authored by the principals of Mosaica Partners. We encourage you to click on the links to view or download these important resources.
"Laying a Foundation for Care Coordination: The Role of Health IT"
eHealth Initiative - May 2012
Bob Brown, as a member of the eHI Care Coordination Council, contributed to this paper, which describes a vision for how health IT can and should support care coordination, as well as the qualities and functions necessary to achieve that vision. The purpose of the paper is to inform the field of healthcare by identifying select elements of the care coordination process and making recommendations for how the public and private sectors can help to build and utilize a robust health information technology (health IT) infrastructure to support the needs of care coordination.
"Support for Accountable Care: Recommended Health IT Structure" eHealth Initiative - January, 2012
Laura Kolkman, as a member of the eHI Accountable Care Council, contributed to this report that identifies trends and supports the development of a robust health information technology infrastructure to support the needs of an Accountable Care Organizational Model. During the research and writing of the report, the Council conducted a survey of both private and CMS-supported ACOs. Overall, 20 organizations representative of a variety of patient populations and geographical locations responded to the survey. The survey focused on the organization’s purpose for becoming an ACOM, current or potential involvement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the CMS Innovation Center Pioneer Pilot, health IT infrastructure, and implementation goals. The report is designed to assist stakeholders in achieving the goals of the accountable care organizational model, and use the information presented as a valuable tool in implementing health information technology to healthcare redesign initiatives.
"The Privacy and Security Gaps in Health Information Exchanges" AHIMA/HIMSS HIE Privacy & Security Joint Workgroup - April, 2011
A White Paper by the AHIMA/HIMSS HIE Privacy & Security Joint Work Group that breaks down privacy and security into several subparts in order to understand that all of the components discussed in the paper, when taken together, provide the single most effective way to protect personal health information. The paper concludes that an organization with robust privacy and security policies and practices will be at significantly less risk for inappropriate disclosures than one that is not. Laura Kolkman was a contributing author of this paper. In addition to her overall contribution to the paper, she led the group that wrote the Regulatory sections.
"Summary of Proposed Meaningful Use Objectives Proposed for Stage 1" Mosaica Partners, Laura Kolkman - January, 2010
This paper, written by Laura Kolkman, helps the reader understand how the new meaningful use requirements will affect their practice or organization by summarizing the proposed meaningful use objectives for Stage 1.
"A HIMSS Guide to Participating in a Health Information Exchange" HIMSS HIE Guide Work Group - November 2009
This white paper was collaboratively written by the 2008-2009 HIE Guide Work Group, of which Laura Kolkman was a member. The paper is a guide intended to be used by any stakeholder faced with the challenge of making a decision whether to participate in an HIE. The guide provides the background necessary to understanding what an HIE is, followed by common approaches and data standards.
"Leading Practices: Leveraging the Economic Stimulus Package for Health Information Exchange" Mosaica Partners - May 2009
This briefing paper, written by Laura Kolkman and the Mosaica Partners Research Group, describes the many different approaches being taken by various states and regions to optimize the use of ARRA stimulus funds for the purpose of improving heath information exchange.The paper, based on interviews with over 40 individuals from 30 states, provides a "snapshot in time" into the various activities currently taking place.
"Achieving Health Information Interoperability by Levering Economic Stimulus" Kolkman, Laura and Halamka, John, MD - April 2009
Presentation given during an education session at the HIMSS09 Annual Conference in Chicago by Dr. John Halamka and Laura Kolkman. Dr. Halamka described the various components of the HITECH Act and Laura Kolkman presented her findings, from a series of interviews with over 40 individuals from 30 states, on how states can best leverage stimulus funds to improve healthcare through health information exchange.