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Health Information Technology

Health information technology provides the foundation for Medicaid health system transformation and administration that enables care coordination among clinicians, contains costs through the sharing of medical information useful in diagnosis and treatment decision making, facilitates patient registries, enables unified quality reporting and empowers Medicaid beneficiaries to participate in their overall wellness and health.
 
Some benefits of consistent utilization of Medicaid-centric health information technology include:

  • Improvement in health care quality
  • Prevention of medical errors
  • Reduction in health care costs
  • Increased administrative efficiencies
  • Decreased paperwork
  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • Expanded and unified access to affordable care
  • Population health management (earlier detection of infectious diseases, chronic disease management, preventative medicine, etc.)
  • Consistent and near real-time evaluations of healthcare effectiveness