Patient Information Sharing Framework

MeHAF’s Access to Quality Care (A2QC) program was established to help health care and social services providers implement transformation of care delivery in ways that are informed by and address the needs of individuals who are uninsured.  As new payment and quality improvement strategies are put into place for all patients, the program sought to ensure coordinated, high quality services for uninsured individuals and those with particular barriers to care such as homelessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders.  One of the A2QC projects, the Mercy Hospital-led “Medical Neighborhood,” developed new ways of sharing patient data to support a new, patient-centered and holistic approach to delivering a broad array of services to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents.