Health Information Technology

JSI is in the forefront of efforts to modernize information-technology systems that promote public health goals. Working with government agencies at all levels, hospitals, physician groups, community organizations and other health care providers, JSI helps to evaluate, plan, implement and manage health IT projects. JSI employs the most advanced software and online technologies, such as integrated e-referral systems and targeted online programs to promote behavioral change. JSI works closely with clients to implement innovative data-system strategies to ultimately improve health and health services.

JSI’s focus is increasingly on the leveraging of federal programs and financing of technologies to expand the accessibility and quality of public health programs. JSI develops systems that collect critical, timely health data of high quality and make it readily and securely available to collaborating health care providers. The systems enhance a variety of health care functions, including patient assessment, services delivery and program monitoring and evaluation.

Needs Evaluation and Strategic Planning

In evaluating an organization’s health IT needs, JSI reviews its structure, resources and business plans; its relationships with the health care community; the availability of federal and state funds; and public health requirements. Based on that assessment, JSI develops executable strategies that optimize health information technology investments to help meet an organization’s identified goals.

Health Information Exchange

JSI evaluates, plans and supports public health information exchanges that enable automatic information sharing. Employing standardized, interoperable and secure technologies, the systems allow information exchange among doctors, hospitals, medical laboratories, other health care providers, and their state and federal public health agency partners.

Program Registries and Data Warehouses

JSI plans and implements advanced data collection and management systems to streamline patient record keeping for access by collaborating networks of hospitals, physician groups, community organizations and public health agencies. The systems offer timely availability of patient data, which informs the decision-making that is pivotal to improving health care-delivery effectiveness.

Data Management and Reporting

As health IT technology advances, JSI keeps pace so that it can offer its health care clients the most promising opportunities for upgrading data systems that monitor, manage, analyze and report patient-related information. JSI’s unique combination of information technology and public health expertise maximizes availability of knowledge from data collection, analysis and reporting processes.

Intervention Evaluation

JSI works with state and federal agencies to monitor and evaluate government-funded health IT projects, assessing the technical assistance needed, analyzing the progress achieved and identifying the lessons learned.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator

New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator

This online directory helps those dealing with alcohol and drug use find treatment and recovery support service providers in New Hampshire.

FEATURE
View details: E-referrals for stop smoking initiative in Massachusetts

E-referrals for stop smoking initiative in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Health's QuitWorks program links smokers who want to quit with counselors through an easy, web-based referral system.

PROJECT
View details: Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center

Health Information Technology, Evaluation and Quality (HITEQ) Center

In collaboration with HRSA, the Center will optimize health centers’ use of electronic health records to achieve improved health outcomes.

FEATURE
View details: Assisting Connecticut with statewide health information technology plan

Assisting Connecticut with statewide health information technology plan

JSI assists Connecticut in implementing a state-wide, standardized electronic information system to help doctors, hospitals, and healthcare providers access medical records.

PROJECT
View details: Development and Implementation of the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) – A New York State DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS)

Development and Implementation of the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) – A New York State DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS)

From a groundbreaking waiver allowing NY to reinvest billions in federal savings, JSI will support the Central NY Care Collaborative in implementing the waiver dollars - addressing critical issues throughout the state and encouraging comprehensive reform.

PROJECT
View details: Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project (SHSPP)

Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project (SHSPP)

JSI provides support to Healthy Start grantees to ensure program effectiveness in achieving their goals to reduce infant mortality and health disparities, and improve perinatal health outcomes.

PROJECT
View details: Implementing the Massachusetts Immunization Information System Program

Implementing the Massachusetts Immunization Information System Program

JSI facilitated clinical roll-out and user support for the Massachusetts Immunization Information System Program, which is used by health care professionals to report all administered immunizations.

PROJECT
View details: eReferral Health Information Exchange (HIE) Project

eReferral Health Information Exchange (HIE) Project

JSI developed an automated process for a stop-smoking program it runs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that enables doctor to send referrals in a timely, efficient manner. Referrals are key to the widely recognized success of the program.

PROJECT
View details: AHRQ Health IT Portfolio Annual Report and Project Summaries

AHRQ Health IT Portfolio Annual Report and Project Summaries

Research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Information Technology Portfolio facilitates successful design, implementation, and use of health IT. JSI developed the 2011 AHRQ Health IT Portfolio's Annual Report.

PROJECT
View details: Rhode Island Department of Health Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

Rhode Island Department of Health Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.

PROJECT
View details: Connecticut Statewide Health Information Technology Plan

Connecticut Statewide Health Information Technology Plan

JSI developed a plan for the Connecticut Department of Public Health to create a secure health information infrastructure connecting providers, consumers, and others involved in supporting health care and the Connecticut health care system.

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