Better Information for Better Health
Because of constant innovation and changing
regulations, the ways Indiana hospitals use technology is constantly
evolving. Indiana is a long-time leader in health care innovation, and
the discoveries we make here are changing the way that quality, safety
and privacy are being improved.
Through our relationships with the Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. and ExibHITIN,
IHA is a strong advocate for education, development and promotion of
new technologies in Indiana. Our goal is to ensure Indiana retains its
leadership position in the adoption of health information technology.
Electronic Health Records
IHA is helping members understand "Meaningful
uUe" requirements related to the implementation of electronic health
records (EHRs). Learn more about Meaningful Use »
Purdue Regional Extension Center, a division of Purdue Healthcare Advisors, is a federally recognized REC and serves the majority of health care providers in the state of Indiana. During the past two years, PurdueREC has worked with more than 50 hospitals to meet the federal standards for Meaningful Use of electronic health records. Learn more about the PurdueREC and Purdue Healthcare Advisors »
In 2013, the long-awaited "Omnibus Rule"
designed to simplify HIPAA administration was released. Hospitals will
now be required to apply HIPAA obligations to vendors and
subcontractors, modifies breach notification standards and expands
patient rights to access and restrict protected health information. IHA
and its general counsel are currently working to help members understand
these changes and how they will have to adapt.
Strengthening the Health IT Workforce in Indiana
One of the biggest barriers to adopting more
sophisticated health care technology is the lack of qualified health IT
professionals. According to the College of Healthcare Information
Management executives, nearly 67 percent of hospitals are experiencing
IHA is working with Indiana universities and
community colleges to help design degree programs that prepare students
to work with health care technologies.
IUPUI Health Professions Programs »
Ivy Tech Health Care Support Programs »