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Health information system; creation; duties of commission – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-14A-3

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The state created a health information system to participate in the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating health information that would assist policymakers in performance evaluation, consumers, and administering a statewide plan.  A commission must develop and run the health information system.  It must collect the following information:

  •          mortality
  •          morbidity
  •          health behavior
  •          disability
  •          health system costs
  •          environmental factors
  •          health personnel
  •          demographic factors
  •          social, cultural and economic factors affecting health
  •          family status
  •          medical and practice outcomes measured by nationally accepted measures
  •          participation in clinical research trials

The commission must also standardize collection methods across databases, and ensure the privacy and security of the information collected.  The commission is also responsible for collecting the data for prevention purposes and to establish benchmark measures for performance improvement.  The commission must ensure that the health information system is used as a data clearinghouse that facilitates public and private cooperation and coordinated data collection.  A part of the commission’s duties is also to identify health disparities that exist and quality of care. 

Related Laws:  N.M.S.A. §24-14A-6


Current as of June 2015