Emerging Health Information Technology for Children in Medicaid and SCHIP Programs
This report highlights states' innovative use of health information technology in their Medicaid and SCHIP programs to improve their ability to reach and enroll eligible children, improve the quality of care for children, increase communications with families, and continue to modernize their programs.
Although many of these efforts are still in their early stages, findings to date indicate improvements in access to care, care coordination, case management, and administrative efficiency. States are pursuing ways to overcome financing and other challenges to getting new health information technology efforts off the ground, but federal leadership and funding is key for continuing to support and advance state Medicaid and SCHIP health information technology efforts.
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