MDI Achieve is involved in several state and federal groups. By using our collective experience, we will ensure that the entire industry receives the best outcome.
Clinical Practice Committee
The Clinical Practice Committee provides a forum for representatives of an interdisciplinary health care team to exchange information on key clinical issues, with the goal of identifying and disseminating evidence-based practice standards.
- Andria Engler, RN-BSN, PHN, member.
Health Information Technology Committee
Guides Aging Services of Minnesota's efforts to increase the role that health information technology can play in aging services.
- Jason Mangelsen, LNHA, member.
Health Information Infrastructure Technology (HIIT) Committee
The HIIT Committee provides policy analysis, input, and suggestions to AHCA/NCAL members, the government and other stakeholders on the HHS National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiative.
- Kevin Whitehurst, member.
IT Committee and Clinical Practice Group
- Louis Lenzmeier, member.
- Denise Trcka, RHIA, member.
- Louis Lenzmeier, member.
- Yuliya Pruzhanskaya, member.
Products and Services Subcommittee
This committee reviews potential cost-saving programs and products which can be made available to CAHF's membership through the Association.
Provide oversight into the Health Information Technology strategy and philosophy of Care Providers of Minnesota.
Healthcare Reform Task Force
The charge of the Health Care Reform Task Force is to gather and distill information for members; give advice to members on reform initiatives such as participation in Accountable Care Organizations; develop a longer-range strategic plan for the Association and its membership on the evolving changes in health and long term care service delivery; develop resources for our members on health care reform initiatives; provide input into responses to RFP/RFIs for health care reform demonstrations; and advocate for improvements to various health care reform provisions on the state and federal level.
Long-Term Care Nurses Association Council (LTCNA)
This groups functions to promote LTC nursing and addresses clinical issues for IL HCA.
- Kori Eastman, LPN, member.
This is a workgroup that looks at demystifying the implementation of EHRs
- Dennis Jakubowicz, member.
Information Technology Committee
The IT Committee addresses issues related to the EHR, e-prescribing, and information systems developers.
Standards and Interoperability Committee
Patient Assessment Summary Workgroup - The workgroup’s goal is to identify the subset of MDS and OASIS data elements that can be usefully included in patient assessment summary documents.
Council of Nurses
This committee evaluates nursing issues affecting long-term care and recommends strategies for advocating for the profession.
- Kendra Weber, member.
- Carrie Price, RHIT, member.
This committee relates to legislative issues with TX HCA.
- Brian Mericle, member.
- Orlando Chapoy, member.