Opportunity Knocks! A new era for technology and health care. Beyond the Beltway – March 22, 2010 Ken Theis, CIO and Director Michigan Department of Information Technology. Today’s Insights. Health IT (the basics) Game Changing Moment: ARRA Role of States Today
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Beyond the Beltway – March 22, 2010
Ken Theis, CIO and Director
Michigan Department of Information Technology
In the world of technology, health care lags behind…
The sad truth:
With a “click” of a mouse, you can find the full history of a used car, but not your health care history.
Other industries, like manufacturing and banking, are tech savvy. For health care, the opportunities ahead are great.
Today, there are three basic components for Health IT…
Example: A physician uses an EHR to access information about a patient and then inputs new data directly into the EHR.
Across the country, these components were coming together.Then, in 2009, a game changing opportunity happened…
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) makes available $40 Billion in funding for HIT and HIE – the largest U.S. investment to date.
Here’s a look at the specific funding programs…
The ARRA programs increase oversight responsibilities for states
For Michigan, our approach is in-line to take advantage of these programs…
Michigan ARRA Awards
$14.9 Million – MiHIN
$19.6 Million – M-CEITA
Here’s a look at our project structure…
Federal Administrative Office of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program
Office of the National Coordinator for HIT
Governance Work Group
MDCH & MDIT
Privacy & Security
Project Control Office
Stakeholder Input Structure
Michigan’s ApproachMiHINTechnical Architecture
For the IT community across America, ARRA provides awindow of opportunity.
Now’s the time to get in the game. Here’s how…
The great value of Health IT is its far-reaching impact…