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Health Information Technology to Improve Children's Health

Information and communications technologies are significantly changing health care in the United States. Yet, as this electronic revolution accelerates, insufficient attention is focused on realizing its full value for the nation's children. At this time of technological innovation, and as significant public and private dollars are being invested, it is crucial to ensure that children's unique needs are considered in the development of health information technology (IT).

The Children's Partnership's Health IT Initiative uses research, community-based demonstrations, policy development, and advocacy to promote the best use of health IT to improve access to coordinated, quality, preventative, and child-centered care.

>> Technology-Enabled Innovations for Improving Children's Health

>> Consumer Engagement

>> Promoting the Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology for Children

>> E-Enrollment

>> Telehealth

>> Foster Care Coordination (Electronic Information Exchange)


Our Latest on Health IT

  • ‘Virtual’ Dental Exams Help the Underserved: Q&A with Jenny Kattlove, The Children’s Partnership
    on October 09, 2014
  • California Approves Dental Telehealth Program to Expand Access to Services
    on October 02, 2014
  • Going to the Dentist — Virtually
    on October 02, 2014
  • Medi-Cal To Cover Teledentistry Services Beginning in 2015
    on September 30, 2014
  • California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry
    on September 29, 2014


79.8% of children with health insurance receive a yearly preventative visit versus 57.2% of children without insurance. (Source: Federal Intragency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011)

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