The TCC HIT Policy project uses shared learning to enhance academic-community partnerships by leveraging Health Information Technology (HIT) to develop, inform and implement public policies impacting health disparities relative to healthcare quality improvement, including insurance reforms, delivery and payment system reforms, health promotion and disease prevention, appropriate data collection and reporting, and comparative effectiveness research, based on the health equity agenda of the Affordable Care Act.
The specific aims of the TCC HIT Policy project are two-fold:
- To identify and analyze existing state and federal HIT policies that impact the implementation of HIT in high disparity communities in Georgia and other similarly situated states in the region.
- Build a collaborative region-wide coalition of community-level health equity advocates, providers, healthcare decision makers, policymakers, religious faith leaders, business leaders, consumers, racial and ethnic groups, LGBT groups, people with disabilities, children, women, older adults, and other healthcare stakeholders, to evaluate state and federal policies that positively affect HIT implementation in these communities.
Associate Project Director, HIT Policy
Megan Douglas, JD
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