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Health IT Related Resources

Federal Government HIT Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ plays a key role in the nation's efforts to adopt health IT. A major priority is to disseminate new knowledge and best practices from pioneers in this field.

National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)
The mission of the NCVHS is to advise on methods to shape a national information strategy for improving the population's health.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
ONC provides leadership for the development and nationwide implementation of an interoperable health information technology infrastructure to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and the ability of consumers to manage their care and safety.

Public Health Information Network (PHIN)
CDC's vision for advancing fully capable and interoperable information systems in the many organizations that participate in public health.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Healthcare Transparency
Transparency is a broad-scale initiative enabling consumers to compare the quality and price of health care services, so they can make informed choices among doctors and hospitals.

HIT Standard

Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
HITSP is a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors to identify standards to enable and support widespread interoperability among healthcare software applications.

Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)
Develops, promotes, and implements data standards for population health practice and research.

Public/Private HIT Collaboratives

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)
CCHIT is the certification authority for electronic health records and their networks.

Connecting for Health
A public-private collaborative designed to address barriers to the development of an interconnected health information infrastructure.

eHealth Initiative (eHI)
Develops, shares, and disseminates knowledge, resources and tools to facilitate and support community-based health information exchange.

Health Information Technology Champions Partnership
A public and private initiative to help state lawmakers understand health information technology issues.