Office of Health Transformation Update
June 3, 2015

OHT releases preliminary health IT strategy


Health information technology (health IT) has the potential to virtually connect our currently disconnected health care system. The Governor's Office of Health Transformation (OHT) recently conducted a formal health IT assessment and identified near-term opportunities to use technology to improve health system performance. That process resulted in a preliminary HIT strategy that identifies four priorities for state action: share useful payer data to help providers improve, reinforce and accelerate care coordination, improve usability and access to data, and use Big Data to improve programs and policies. The ultimate goal is to generate value by providing the right information in the right place at the right time to improve performance transparency, care coordination, operational efficiency, clinical and non-clinical decisions, and patient engagement.


Read the preliminary health IT strategy  

Ohio modernizes grant management programs


OHT and the Ohio Departments of Administrative Services (DAS) and Budget and Management (OBM) convened nine volunteer state agencies to develop a standardized grant process and technology solution to migrate 57 separate grant management programs across 22 state departments totaling $25 billion in grant funds to a central fully electronic and integrated system. The proposed new system addresses a current lack of standardization across Ohio's grant programs and creates a significant opportunity to optimize grant functions statewide.


Read the project report


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