Health Information Technology
Welcome to BCBSKS' Health Information Technology (HIT) Web page. As you know, the nation’s healthcare system is undergoing a transformation in an effort to improve quality, safety and efficiency of care, from the upgrade to ICD-10 to information exchanges of EHR technology. To help facilitate this vision, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or the "HITECH Act" established programs under Medicare and Medicaid to provide incentive payments for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology.
Providers and patients must be confident that the electronic health information technology (health IT) products and systems they use are secure, can maintain data confidentially, can work with other systems to share information, and can perform a set of well-defined functions. To this end, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for health IT are being established by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
Resources to Help in Adoption and Use of EHRs
- Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
- Kansas Health Information Exchange
- Kansas Hospital Association
- Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC)
- CMS – Incentive Information
List of Authorized & Certification Bodies