Information Technology

Making technology work for patients, hospitals are converting their existing medical records to electronic health records and connecting  lab with radiology with the emergency department and much more .  This ensures doctors, nurses and others caring for patients have access to the most up-to-date information, including previous tests and treatments, allergies, medication history and other information critical for good care.

Learn more about health information technology and how it can benefit you as a patient.


Hospitals as meaningful users of health information technology:

AlaHA has had questions from member hospitals about requirements related to health information exchange and the benefits of connecting to the Medicaid Agency’s HIE, One Health Record.  This document was developed based on information from several sources as a way to help hospitals better understand the requirements for exchange and explore various options to facilitate it.  Please note, all hospitals should read CMS’s guidance online and check with their vendor for additional information about connectivity before making any decisions.  If you have questions about connections to One Health Record, you can contact Gary Parker, Gary.Parker@medicaid.alabama.gov, or Stella Stewart, Stella.Stewart@medicaid.alabama.gov.

EHR incentive programs – CMS website

Alabama’s health information exchange – One Health Record

Hospital HIT listserv – Click to send an email requesting to be added to the listserv (hospital members only)

CHIME  – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. Visit site.

HIMSS – Health Information and Management Systems Society is a membership organization focused on better health through information technology. Visit site.

American Hospital Association offers great resources. Visit site.

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