Health IT

States and the Federal Government collect a variety of data on Medicaid services delivery to children and adolescents. These data are used for program evaluation, managing relationships with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) that serve children, and measuring and improving the quality of services available to children. This section describes data collection initiatives in states, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Barbara Wirth August 2013   Information drives change, and, in today’s digital age, the transformation of the health care system is increasingly linked to the use of health information technology (HIT). The days of hand-written notes, manual chart reviews and paper bills sent to payers by a health care provider practice are all but […]

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    August 5, 2013 | Filed under: Health IT, State Health Policy Blog
  • Publications

    State, federal, and private agencies are investing significant resources in patient-centered, value-based health care transformation-including billions to states through CMS’s State Innovations Models initiative (SIM). This brief describes key elements of a quality data infrastructure necessary to support this transformation by providing payers, providers, and stakeholders access to reliable and comprehensive data for robust measurement, […]

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  • Webinars

    Multi-payer payment reform. New delivery models. Patient-centered, value-based care.  Significant investment–including funding to states through CMS’s State Innovations Models initiative (SIM)—has gone toward transforming care delivery. State officials and key stakeholders seeking to transform health care delivery are invited to learn about a vision for infrastructure necessary to enable this transformation. Speakers will draw on […]

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    May 20, 2013 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Health IT, Webinars
  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Brief captures the main themes of an April 2012 meeting of state and national leaders to discuss their vision for a future in which delivery system transformation capitalizes on the true potential of technology to improve the health care system. It includes a description of challenges leaders identified across four dimensions […]

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    October 11, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Health IT, Publications
  • Publications

    This is the first in a series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This brief focuses on electronic information-sharing systems that Illinois is building or adapting to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delays. Illinois is poised to improve care coordination by implementing an electronic […]

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  • Publications

    Recent developments indicate the emergence of a national framework for quality oversight and improvement in children’s health. Concurrently, investment in health information technology and exchange is creating state HIT/HIE infrastructure based on EHR-driven clinical data capacity. This report, commissioned by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, details the opportunities available to […]

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    July 26, 2011 | Filed under: District of Columbia, Health IT, Publications
  • Publications

    This issue brief highlights the state of Oklahoma, which recently implemented an electronic enrollment system for newborn children in its hospitals. By replacing a paper-based enrollment process with an electronic system, Oklahoma has been able to improve efficiency and program analysis, streamline billing, facilitate the establishment of medical homes, and reduce administrative costs. Electronic Enrollment […]

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    June 21, 2010 | Filed under: Health IT, Publications
  • Publications

    This report, developed by Thomson Reuters and NASHP, is based on lessons from the AHRQ-sponsored Adding Clinical Data project, which awarded Pilot or Planning contracts to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Partner organizations in Florida, Minnesota, Virginia, and Washington to explore feasible, practical solutions to adding clinical data to administrative discharge records. Adding […]

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    May 9, 2010 | Filed under: Health IT, Publications
  • Webinars

      On January 1, 2010, states were able to start implementing a new option to satisfy the citizenship documentation requirements for Medicaid and CHIP through electronic data matches with the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) database. The requirement that states verify citizenship and identity for Medicaid recipients was created in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 […]

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    April 30, 2010 | Filed under: Health IT, Webinars