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. 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.
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.