Health Information Technology is improving health care in Illinois and across the country. Today, most health care providers write medical information on paper charts which are not easily accessible and are difficult to share with other care providers. Health information technology, sometimes called health IT or e-health, allows the use of computer networks to store, manage and exchange health records.
The Illinois Office of Health Information Technology is working with the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority in building the The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE), a statewide, secure electronic network for sharing clinical and administrative data among health care providers in Illinois. ILHIE allows health care providers and professionals to exchange electronic health information in a secure environment, which helps prevent duplicate tests and procedures, and ensure the accuracy of prescriptions and other medical orders.
Explore our website to learn more about e-health and the Illinois Health Information Exchange. To receive email updates with the latest news and information sign up for the ILHIE Listserv.
If you would like to learn more about e-health, read newsletters, fact sheets, patient stories, and more; follow the links below or view the complete Patients and Consumers Page. For more information and resources visit the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Website for Patients and Families.
To view newsletters, news stories, webinars, fact sheets and other important information, including registration for Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Incentive Payments; follow the links below or view the complete Providers and Professionals Page. For more information and resources visit the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Website for Providers and Professionals.