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Health Information Technology Toolkit

About the HIT Toolkit

Health information technology (HIT) systems can be difficult to implement. With support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural HIT Taskforce, this toolkit provides federal resources to help guide rural health facilities and providers through the phases of choosing, implementing and operating HIT systems. Using the toolkit, rural communities can:

  • Address challenges of finding capital funding
  • Help community colleges enhance training programs
  • Stay informed about legislation affecting EHRs
  • Leverage multiple federal resources for project development

This is a pilot program developed by the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) and the National Rural Health Resource Center, with funding provided by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP).

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What is the Rural HIT Taskforce?

HIT is a priority of the President’s Rural Health Initiative. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius established the Rural HIT Taskforce to address challenges facing rural communities in adopting HIT and achieving meaningful use. The taskforce offers ways for rural communities to meet challenges and coordinate federal resources. The taskforce is co-chaired by HRSA Administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield and Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for HIT.

Federal HIT Resources for Rural Health Care Providers

HIT Resources for Rural Health

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.