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Announcements

Housing Domain Kick-Off and Call For Submissions

Virtual HIMSS Presentation 

Upcoming Gravity Events and Newsletter

  • Click here to read more about recent national publications recognizing the significant work of the Gravity Project.

Final Food Insecurity Data Set

Gravity Project Sponsors

We are currently seeking additional Gravity Project sponsors for our 2020 operations. This is an opportunity to be recognized as contributing to this critical national project! 

Click the button below to view our current sponsors and inquire about your organization becoming a Gravity Project sponsor. 

Gravity Project Sponsors


Join the Gravity Project

The success of the Gravity Project depends on the contribution of volunteers who are eager to make rapid progress on the standardization of social determinants of health data.  We need experts to contribute to and validate definitions for SDH related data elements and value sets.

Participants are asked to join the project at any time either as a Committed Member or Other Interested Party as part of the HL7 Consensus Process.  To join the project, sign up here.  

  • To check your project membership status, click here.  If you wish to change your membership from Other Interested Party to Committed Member, please send an email request to GravityProject@emiadvisors.net .
  • NOTE:  Both member types can submit comments on project documentation.  However, only Committed Members may vote on final documentation.  If you would like to have voting rights, please change your membership status or join the project as a Committed Member.

Overview


The Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with EMI Advisors, LLC, is pleased to invite you to join the Gravity Project. Driven by the growing interest in capturing social risk and protective factor data in health care settings, the Gravity Project brings industry leaders together to identify and harmonize social risk and protective factor data for interoperable electronic health information exchange.

The Gravity Project will convene a public collaborative process in 2019 and 2020 to accomplish the following goals for the social domains of food security, housing stability and quality, and transportation access:

  • Develop use cases to support documentation of specific social domains across screening, diagnosis, goal setting, and intervention activities within EHR and related systems;
  • Identify common data elements and their associated value sets to support the use cases;
  • Develop a consensus-based set of recommendations on how best to capture and group these data elements for interoperable electronic exchange and aggregation; and
  • Initiate development of an HL7® Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) Implementation Guide based on the defined use cases and associated data sets that will be finalized in the next phase of work.

Project objectives will be accomplished through weekly one-hour virtual meetings and collaborative project product development through the HL7 project confluence page.

Upcoming Gravity Project Meeting


Date

Time

Topic

Webinar Information

Homework Documents & Links

19 March 2020

4:00-5:00pm ET / 1:00-2:00pm PT

AGENDA

  • Housing Instability Domain Kickoff

Please log on before dialing in and enter the provided participant ID.

URL:  https://emiadvisors.webex.com/emiadvisors/j.php?MTID=m9ec3c58b6940b23e068ac88e8a46c4ca

Dial-In:  (415)655-0003

Meeting ID:  738 112 808

Password (for app users):  gravity

Submit data elements for Housing Instability

Review Coding Systems

Email comments and feedback to GravityProject@emiadvisors.net

Email sponsorship inquiries to Henry.Alphin@emiadvisors.net

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL MEETING SCHEDULE


Click here for project documentation and deliverables.

Upcoming SDOH-CC Connectathon Participant Meeting


Date

Time

Topic

Webinar Information

Homework Documents & Links

25 March 2020

3:00-4:00pm ET / 12:00-1:00pm PT

Agenda to be posted shortly

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

URL:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/454082317

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
- One-touch: tel:+18773092073,,454082317#<tel:+18773092073,,454082317>

United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
- One-touch: tel:+15713173129,,454082317#<tel:+15713173129,,454082317>

Access Code: 454 082 317

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/248660261

To be added shortly

Gravity Project Steering Committee


Stay tuned for new 2020 Governance Structure.

2019 Steering Committee Members

NameOrganization
Mark CarrozzaAmerican Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Keri Christensen

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Chris Dymek

HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Margo Edmunds

Academy Health/ National Interoperability Collaborative
Andrea GelzerAmeriHealth Caritas
Tom GiannulliAmerican Medical Association

Cara James

CMS Office of Minority Health

David Kendrick

MyHealth Network

Jessica Khan

McKinsey

Lisa Lehmann

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Brenna Long

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Sam Meklir

HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

Nancy Myers

American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation

Tom Novak

HHS ONC

Pam Owens

HHS AHRQ

Michelle Proser

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Sheila ShapiroUnitedHealthcare Clinical Services

Walter Suarez

Kaiser Permanente

Al Taylor

HHS ONC

Bill Winfrey

HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  (CMS) Innovation Center

Carlos Villarreal

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Project Timeline


Project Contacts


Name

Title

Organization

Email

Evelyn GallegoProgram ManagerEMI Advisors, LLCevelyn.gallego@emiadvisors.net
Lynette ElliottProject ManagerEMI Advisors, LLClynette.elliott@emiadvisors.net
Katiya ShellProject Manager EMI Advisors, LLCkatiya.shell@emiadvisors.net
Marissa RiceCommunications AnalystEMI Advisors, LLCmarissa.rice@emiadvisors.net
Lisa NelsonTechnical DirectorMaxMDlnelson@max.md
Linda HydeCoding Subject Matter ExpertEMI Advisors, LLClinda.hyde@emiadvisors.net
Caroline FichtenbergManaging DirectorSIRENcaroline.fichtenberg@ucsf.edu
Sarah DeSilveySDOH Clinical Informatics LeadSIRENsarah.desilvey@med.uvm.edu
Mark SavageSDOH Data Policy LeadSIREN/UCSFmark.savage@ucsf.edu

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