Back 

Health Information Technology

Health Reform: Health Information Technology

doctor using tablet

STATE COVERAGE FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES

A summary of state laws and requirements for Medicaid and private insurance coverage of telehealth services.

Continue

 

 

OVERVIEW

Health care has yet to be transformed by the information technology revolution that has swept the U.S. economy. Health information technology (IT) is the use of technology to electronically collect, store, retrieve and transfer clinical, administrative and financial health information. It offers the chance to improve quality and reduce costs in health care.    

States have a vital role to play as the health sector transforms from a paper to an electronic system. States influence health IT, as they do health care more generally, in a number of ways—as purchasers, regulators, providers and planners, and through supporting infrastructure, innovation and workforce development. States vary in the extent to which they tend to pick regulatory or market-oriented approaches to influence their health systems, and these policy preferences carry through in their choices related to health IT policy.

 
Share this: 

SEARCH HEALTH REFORM

New Members Welcome
We are the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

NCSL Member Toolbox

Denver

7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
Tel: 303-364-7700 | Fax: 303-364-7800

Washington

444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: 202-624-5400 | Fax: 202-737-1069

Copyright 2014 by National Conference of State Legislatures