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Especially for HRSA grantees planning on procuring or implementing an Electronic Health Records system (EHR) in the next six months or planning to join/already participating in a network.

The Health Resources and Services Administration promotes the widespread availability and use of digital networks to improve access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

Health Information Technology is the use of information and communication technology in health care. Health Information Technology can include:

  • electronic health records
  • personal health records
  • e-mail communication
  • clinical alerts and reminders
  • computerized decision support systems
  • hand-held devices
  • other technologies that store, protect, retrieve and transfer clinical, administrative, and financial information electronically within health care settings.
Health Information Technology at HRSA

HRSA is working to:

  • Develop a strategy and supportive policy that leverages the power of health information technology and telehealth to meet the needs of people who are uninsured, underserved and/or have special needs.
  • Identify, disseminate and provide technical assistance to health centers and other HRSA grantees in adopting model practices and technologies,
  • Disseminate appropriate information technology advances, such as electronic medical records systems or provider networks.
  • Promote grantee health information technology advances and innovations as models.
  • Work collaboratively with foundations, national organizations, the private sector, and other Government agencies to help HRSA grantees adopt health information technology.
  • Ensure that HRSA health information technology policy and programs are coordinated with those of other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services components.

Related Links

Health Information Technology Initiatives (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)

America's Health Care Safety Net: Intact but Endangered (Institute of Medicine)

Rural Health Care Pilot Program (Federal Communications Commission)

State Alliance for e-Health (National Governors Association - not a U.S. Government Web site)

Health Information Technology CHampions (National Conference of State Legislatures - not a U.S. Government Web site)

EHR Presentations & Information for Health Centers (not a U.S. Government Web site) from the Health Disparities Collaboratives