Health IT and Electronic Health Information Exchange
Health information technology (health IT) is transforming the way we receive, finance, and manage our health care. Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly common. Advances in interoperability and health information exchange, the rapid spread of mobile technologies, and new ways of storing and analyzing vast amounts of data are valuable opportunities to improve individual health and systems of care.
The Center for the Advancement of Health IT (CAHIT) at RTI International uses evidence-based methods to encourage the use of health IT and eHealth in safe, appropriate ways. RTI's multidisciplinary teams of experts provide high-quality and innovative research and development, technical services, and policy analysis to governments and businesses worldwide.
Our staff are experts in health services research, medical informatics, clinical medicine, public policy, health communication, human factors research, information technology, quantitative data analysis, and multiple data collection methodologies. With these diverse capabilities, we can assemble teams that meet a wide range of client needs.
Our experience includes leading research and analysis in the use of health IT in many care settings – the home, doctor's offices, hospitals, and health care systems. We design, develop, implement, study, and support health IT projects in the U.S. and internationally.
We provide opportunities to work with clients through a wide variety of contractual mechanisms. Our clients include the following public and private organizations:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- National Institutes of Health
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Director, Center for the Advancement of Health IT
Jonathan S. Wald
Director of Patient-Centered Technologies, Center for the Advancement of Health IT
Barbara L. Massoudi
Senior Research Health Scientist