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The Family Planning Annual Report and Health Information Technology (Health IT) Initiative (FPAR 2.0)

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is developing an interoperable, standards-based reporting system that can be used to collect a set of defined data elements from all Title X service sites. This new data reporting system, also known as FPAR 2.0 within the Title X context, is the first of its kind in the reproductive health sector. This new reporting system will enable participants to improve the way they send and receive health-related data for analysis.

From 2012 to 2016, OPA assessed the feasibility of transitioning to a standards-based, interoperable data reporting system within the Title X network. OPA conducted surveys of health IT use throughout the Title X network, completed a feasibility study of transitioning to a standards-based reporting system, developed the IHE Family Planning Profile, and tested a conformance platform at the 2015 IHE Connectathon. Title X grantee feedback contributed invaluably during the assessment and platform development phases.

Currently, OPA is moving forward based on best practices and lessons learned and is bringing together Title X grantees along with new stakeholders and technical experts for piloting, testing, and rolling out FPAR 2.0 across the Title X network. Key activities that OPA is pursuing include the following:

  • Finalizing the IHE Family Planning Profile by incorporating vendor feedback from the 2015 IHE Connectathon and stakeholder feedback on de-identification, privacy, and security considerations.
  • Developing two interoperability standards in partnership with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) and key health information technology partners.
  • Testing the interoperability standards with electric health records (EHR) vendors and Title X service sites.
  • Rolling out the interoperability standards on a voluntary basis to the Title X network.
  • Developing a web-based data collection system for Title X sites that are unable to participate in interoperable data exchange.
  • Working with Title X sites that have not yet adopted an EHR system to help them upgrade their clinical health IT infrastructure to be able to participate in interoperable data exchange.
  • Coordinating OPA’s health IT efforts with complementary women’s health data collection efforts such as the Women’s Health Registry Alliance and the Maternal Quality Improvement Program.

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OPA has defined the set of data elements to support the interoperability standards, and is working to map each data element and response option to standardized value sets, including LOINC, SNOMED CT, and RxNorm. Value set mapping is expected to be finalized later this year. In the meantime, to receive a complete list of the data elements, please send an email to FPAR2.0@hhs.gov and request a copy of the FPAR 2.0 data elements.

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Content last reviewed on January 31, 2018