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Better Information Means Better Care: Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (Health IT)

Office of Health Information Technology Transformation

Established within the Department of Health (DOH) in 2007, the Office of Health Information Technology Transformation (OHITT) is charged with coordinating health IT programs and policies across the public and private health care sectors. Its goal is to enable improvements in health care quality, increase affordability and improve health care outcomes for New Yorkers. These programs and policies will not only ensure that medical information is in the hands of clinicians and New Yorkers so that it guides medical decisions and supports the delivery of coordinated, preventive, patient-centered and high-quality care but also support clinicians in new prevention and quality-based reimbursement programs and new models of care delivery.

OHITT is responsible for advancing New York's Health Information Infrastructure as a key underpinning to many DOH health reforms. The total investment to date in New York's Health Information Infrastructure is over $840 million, nearly $440 million in funding through the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers Capital Grant Program, over $280 million in private sector matching funds and nearly $120 million in other state and federal programs.

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