Public and private organizations are driving a number of health information technology (HIT) projects and initiatives. This work includes federal and state programs to improve health care outcomes or enhance efficiency, as well as the businesses, nonprofits and government entities coordinating and collaborating on HIT efforts. Key partners include:
HCA contracts with OHP to lead development and implementation of the state's Health Information Exchange.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
DOH has the capability to electronically receive the following data, including data meeting the applicable Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Meaningful Use standards and specifications:
- Laboratory results for reportable conditions
- Syndromic surveillance
- Cancer data
- Controlled substances
Visit the Department Of Health website to find detailed instructions and a summary of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Public Health Meaningful Use Objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Providers.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Watch a short video to get to know about us and our work, mission, and vision. Or watch a longer version to also get to know the programs we administer to also get to know the programs we administer including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.