There are several resources across the nation that are working to promote progress in the area of health information technology. The links below provide resources and background on a variety of health information technology topics.
A web resource for all things “Health IT”
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the United States’ health IT efforts. ONC is a resource to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
The HITECH Act authorizes a Health Information Technology Extension Program. The extension program consists of Regional Extension Centers and a national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC). The regional centers will offer technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
Learn more about the health information technology incentive programs offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
HIMSS State Health Information Technology Dashboard
The HIMSS State Health Information Technology provides an easy-to-read visual interface tracking key initiatives across the United States, including Regional Extension Centers, Health Information Exchanges, State Legislation and HIMSS Chapters.
The Office of the National Coordinator has identified several entities as Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB). These organizations are leading the effort to certify health information technology products.