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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

  • New ‘Express Lane’ Links Food Stamp Recipients to Health Care
    on March 28, 2014
  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children in Foster Care: The Ventura County Foster Health Link Project
    on March 20, 2014
  • HITECH Act 5 Year Anniversary
    on February 17, 2014
  • Sacramento County Project Launched to Improve Transition of Youth from Foster Care to Adulthood
    on February 12, 2014
  • Kristen Golden Testa Praises Decision to Express Enroll California Kids Enrolled in CalFresh
    on February 10, 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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