Health Information & Technology

The Data Services & Health Information Technology (HIT) department of the WVPCA is adept at providing the umbrella framework to illustrate the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government, quality entities, and insurers.

Our technical assistance services include:

  • Improvement of health care quality or effectiveness
  • Increased health care productivity or efficiency
  • Prevention of  medical errors and increased health care accuracy and procedural correctness
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Increased administrative and healthcare work processes
  • Decreased paperwork and unproductive or idle work time
  • Extending real-time communications of health informatics among health care professionals
  • Expanding access to affordable care
The WVPCA knows that information technology is a necessary tool used within health centers.  We can provide a range of data-related technological assistance initiatives focused on health center development including:  data integrity, report generation, quality improvement, promoting integration, workflow redesign, and practice transformation.  In addition, we aide in the selection and implementation of EHR systems.  The WVPCA is focusing on the creation and utilization of a West Virginia CHC data repository.

The WVPCA is dedicated to providing timely information relating to all areas of data and HIT to include data aggregation and analysis that will help improve quality of care and minimize cost increases across all community health centers.  We support the usage of data within a data repository for participating health centers and to link data and performance measures as a mechanism to demonstrate the quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency of community health centers throughout West Virginia.

 
For more information, please contact Staci Arnold at 304.346.0032.