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Senate Bill Introduced in New Jersey State Legislature to Establish Integrated Health Data System in the Center for State Health Policy

Senate Bill No. 3220 was introduced into the New Jersey State legislature on October 19, 2015 to establish a secure, statewide, integrated, de-identified population health data system (iPHD) at the Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. Sponsored by Senators Stephen M. Sweeney, Kevin J. O’Toole and Joseph F. Vitale, the data system will be implemented to improve the health, safety, security and well-being of New Jersey residents and the cost-efficiency of governmental programs. The iPHD will contain data collected by New Jersey administrative departments and agencies including but not limited to the Departments of Health and Senior Services, Human Services, Community Affairs, Corrections and Agriculture that are related to public health and safety and social services programs. The Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project requires the CSHP to analyze patient data received from the Department of Human Services and from certified Medicaid Accountable Care organizations to evaluate the achievement of the health care quality improvement and cost containment goals of the Demonstration Project. The CSHP is also responsible for evaluating New Jersey’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Demonstration Project with funding from the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The bill establishes the iPHD Governing Board to oversee the iPHD and facilitate analysis and research.



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