Priority: Health Information Technology

Using Health Information Technology (HIT) to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care for all Rhode Islanders is one of the Health Department’s top priorities.

The Department of Health is working to promote and support the use of health information technology across the state. This includes the development of a statewide Health Information Exchange, and promoting the adoption of both electronic medical records and e-prescribing. The Director of Health serves as the state's HIT Coordinator to align state government's efforts with the private sector.