Trellis and its partners have chosen Cumulus for the Minnesota Wraparound for Adult Protective Services Clients (WRAPS Resources) initiative. Designed to provide home- and community-based services and supports for clients of county-based APS programs, WRAPS Resources’ goal is to help individuals remain in the least restrictive environment and improve their quality of life and health. The Cumulus hub will connect APS investigators to Area Agency on Aging (AAA) workers through rapid closed loop referrals and ongoing collaboration.Read more about Cumulus Chosen for Minnesota APS Direct Services Program
Cumulus will co-present at the 2024 HIMSS Global Conference in Orlando regarding social care referrals and FHIR® interoperability for aging and disability services. The HiMSS conference attracts 35,000+ attendees from around the world who are driving a digital revolution to reshape the healthcare ecosystem.
Presenters include Cumulus (representing the Missouri Aging Services Data Collaborative), MayJuun (representing FHIR®-FLI), and EMI Advisors. The “Transforming Healthcare Ecosystem Through Interoperable Social Care Integration Solutions” session features winners the Administration for Community Living Social Care Referrals Challenge. The Challenge was a competition for leaders in aging and disability networks, healthcare systems, payers, and health IT vendors to cultivate care coordination by developing interoperable and scalable technology solutions.
The ACL Challenge culminated in October 2022 with three grand prize winners, including Missouri Aging Services Data Collaborative and FHIR®-FLI. The winning teams demonstrated replicable and scalable solutions inclusive of efficient organizational structures and sustainable models.
During the session, Cumulus will explore the Missouri APS/AAA Direct Services initiative, which represents the first live implementation of the proposed FHIR®-based Aging Services Data Set and Interoperability Standards (ASDIS) originally proposed by the Missouri Aging Services Data Collaborative, comprised of Cumulus, the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4), and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Community Innovation & Action Center. The proposed vendor-agnostic standards categorize and organize commonly used aging services data elements and can be used to exchange data between partners and payers, regardless of which data system or vendor they use.
To further enhance aging services organizations’ capacity to interoperate with healthcare partners, Cumulus has proceeded to align ASDIS with the draft electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) Implementation Guide (IG), based on FHIR® R4 and US Core v3.1.1. The eLTSS IG was developed to support exchange of data generated during the planning and provision of long-term services and supports and is currently scoped to data commonly found on LTSS service plans. Interoperability with AgingIS for the Missouri APS/AAA Direct Services project aligns with the proposed eLTSS IG.
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Cumulus is the flexible collaboration hub that enables organizations, partners, and provider networks to securely share information, automate workflows among teams, assess clients, streamline social care referrals, and improve outcomes for the people they serve - even when organizations are using different IT systems. Inspired at its inception through work with Aging Ahead, Missouri’s largest Area Agency on Aging, Cumulus enables collaborations like multidisciplinary teams, grant initiatives, Community Care Hubs, ADRCs, elder justice collaboratives, and emergency response coordination. The intuitively flexible Cumulus approach makes it easy for partners to participate – by using the hub directly or through interoperability with the Cumulus HL7 FHIR interface. Please contact us to learn more.
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The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4) has leveraged Cumulus Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)* capabilities to streamline data sharing within the Missouri Adult Protective Services Direct Services initiative. The project is a collaboration of Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Missouri Adult Protective Services (APS) to deliver services and supports to clients of APS, with a goal of helping those clients remain in the least restrictive environment and improve their quality of life and health. The Cumulus hub connects 300+ Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services APS and AAA workers with closed loop referrals and collaboration.Read more about Missouri AAAs advance FHIR interoperability