Health IT Grant

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Why Health Information Technology (HIT)?

Health Information Technology (Health IT, or HIT) allows comprehensive management of medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers. Broad use of HIT has the potential to improve health care quality, prevent medical errors, increase the efficiency of care provision and reduce unnecessary health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, expand access to affordable care, and improve population health.

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Improving Patient Care

Interoperable Health IT can improve individual patient care in numerous ways, including:

  • Complete, accurate, and searchable health information, available at the point of diagnosis and care, allowing for more informed decision making to enhance the quality and reliability of health care delivery.
     
  • More efficient and convenient delivery of care, without having to wait for the exchange of records or paperwork and without requiring unnecessary or repetitive tests or procedures.
     
  • Earlier diagnosis and characterization of disease, with the potential to thereby improve outcomes and reduce costs.
     
  • Reductions in adverse events through an improved understanding of each patient’s particular medical history, potential for drug-drug interactions, or (eventually) enhanced understanding of a patient's metabolism or even genetic profile and likelihood of a positive or potentially harmful response to a course of treatment.
     
  • Increased efficiencies related to administrative tasks, allowing for more interaction with and transfer of information to patients, caregivers, and clinical care coordinators, and monitoring of patient care.

 

Hear more about the program through the CPCC Snapshot focus on the ONC HIT Workforce Grant.

 

UPDATE September 23, 2013: This program is ending as of September 30th. For other HIT-related training that we offer here at CPCC, please refer to our Associate's Degree program website or our REACH IT workforce training program website.

 

Funding for this Program is provided by the Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services support, under grant number 90CC0078/01. Said grant was issued under the authority of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009 (p.L. 111-5), Title XIII.