HITS leverages industry best practices, domain knowledge, cross-functional skills, and program management discipline to minimize risks to your organization.
HITS focuses on transforming health care by analyzing, designing technological innovations, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician–patient relationship.
HITS writes, clarifies, and traces requirements and expectations for secure and trusted exchange of electronic health information, consistent with applicable legal privacy protections and individuals’ preferences, across states, networks, and entities.
HITS collaborates with industry and public stakeholders to advance core technical standards for terminology and vocabulary, content and format, transport, and security.
HITS supports, promotes, and enhances information sharing capabilities within the health and public health sector for bi-directional information sharing about cyber threats and vulnerabilities between the private health care industry and the federal government.
HITS promotes collaborations among public and private healthcare providers, and public health agencies to improve individual, family and community health outcomes; and promote health IT data use in community efforts to coordinate and implement social programs for population health care and improve the management of care in diverse, under-served, and rural communities.
HITS empowers individual, family, and caregiver health management and engagement by supporting the development of policies, standards, technology, guidance, and solutions to facilitate individuals’ ability to securely access, manage, control, and authorize the disclosure of specific electronic health information and incorporate this information into their health IT tools. HITS expands the ability for individuals to safely and securely contribute relevant and usable electronic health information and define preferences and values to their clinicians.
HITS enhances, and maintain standards for the unique health IT needs associated with emergency care, public health emergencies, and disasters to include rapid transfers of care, unidentified individuals, and patient tracking, movement, and evacuation.