Health information technology, or HIT, provides the tools to effectively share individual and population across a spectrum of users. The CCC’s integrated delivery system will rely on the development of new and innovative HIT to ensure patients receive the best possible care, regardless of the provider.
The CCC’s HIT work will focus on four priorities:
1 Patient Navigation & Engagement
Health providers and patients need user-friendly tools to navigate the continuum of health care services. These tools will allow for direct messaging between patients and care team members; referral systems between providers; a community services directory of social services; and patient portals to allow better access to their own health care information.
2 Build Data Communication
Health care providers need to be able to access and share patient Information to provide the best level of care. This area will focus on developing feeds that can be easily accessed across a variety of software platforms.
This area of work will focus on projects to ensure health care providers’ respective HIT systems can work in concert with one another with a legal structure for sharing data.
4 Analytics and Research
The CCC will rely on data gathered from patients and health care providers to make decisions on the future of health care. such as where to locate new health care Infrastructure, what services are most needed, and which are the most cost effective models.
Health IT Principles
To continue to work on a health information technology (HIT) platform, including:
- Launch patient navigation software, provide access to a centralized community resources directory, and launch a patient portal to serve the CCC population
- Continue to improve data feeds that can support all other technology initiatives—particularly the “One Button” concept to bring a patient’s longitudinal record to the point-of-care
- Complete collaboration projects to strengthen the technical capabilities of IDS participants
- Deliver analysis projects for IDS planning and support of DSRIP projects