The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech has recognized Qualifacts and three of its customers — Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc., Family Service Association of Fall River, and Behavioral Health Network, Inc., — in the state with a grant award to support MeHI’s CBHI CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Interface Development Grant program.
The award adds support for Qualifacts to continue building interoperability interfaces for child and adolescent assessment reporting to the state, enhancing the technological innovation, efficient data gathering, and automated support for better consumer outcomes that Qualifacts has led in Massachusetts.
The goals of the grant objectives for the development and installation of HL7 interoperability for CBHI CANS include:
- Reduce hurdles for reporting
- Increase efficiency for providers
- Make more clinical time available to focus on child wellness
- Expedite an estimated 40,000 report submissions annually, which are now manual processes
- Increase efficiency for twenty percent of monthly pediatric patient data submitted in the Commonwealth
The CANS assessment is already available to all Qualifacts customers, as part of CareLogic | IMPACT™, which gives clinicians faster, better, more accurate tools to perform more than 40 assessments. The MeHi grant supports innovation to develop, test, and implement an HL7 interface that will automatically extract data from Qualifacts’ EHR platform, CareLogic®, compile it according to the State’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ (EOHHS) CBHI interface specification, and submit it to the Commonwealth’s system.