Health IT

State and national initiatives to promote health information exchange (HIE) are gaining momentum in the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which provides over $40 billion to promote health information technology.  States face particular challenges in promoting HIE for clinical laboratory results.  This paper is intended to provide policymakers with […]

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  • This webinar explored ways in which state agencies and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) can work together to utilize the health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) funding opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to achieve mutual goals for health system improvements. The webinar offered an overview of the federal […]

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    December 16, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT
  • Webinars

    Care coordination can link children to the continuum of health services (from the primary care medical home to subspecialty services) and other needed community services (early care and education, early intervention, and family support). Data integration and health information technology and exchange can help improve communication and linkages among various kinds of providers and with […]

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    November 17, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Health IT, Webinars
  • The federal government is making a huge investment in health information technology (HIT) – one that offers states an important role in ensuring that it pays off in improved delivery of health care.  In the morning, participants will learn about these new federal initiatives and have an opportunity to discuss them with representatives of the […]

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    September 28, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT
  • States are finding health information technology (HIT) an essential tool in any plan that seeks to improve the efficiency, affordability, safety, and quality of their health care systems. This State Health Policy Briefing is intended to help state policy makers determine what role they will play in HIT development, how their state will use HIT, […]

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    March 25, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT
  • This news brief reviews key findings from a meeting of state officials that focused on efforts to improve data integrity, event report analysis, and data feedback and dissemination. The report examines these issues and identifies a number of challenges and opportunities that states encounter as they attempt to improve their databases and the usefulness of […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Health Information Technology

    Health Information Technology Policy Health information technology (HIT), including electronic medical records and health information exchange (HIE), have rapidly become the focus of quality improvement and health care efficiency initiatives across the country. States are at the forefront of this movement and with the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have significant resources […]

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    February 10, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT