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    Technology Policy Office

    MC 1915
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-7111
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    E-mail us at hitpolicy@dshs.state.tx.us

Health Information Technology Strategic Priorities and Goals

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DSHS HIT Vision

An integrated Health Information Technology (HIT) and policy systemthat improves service delivery, health outcomes, and decision-making.

DSHS HIT Strategic Priorities 

  • Support the Agency Mission and Objectives

Align and optimize business processes and information resources to support overall DSHS strategic objectives.

  • Data Sharing and Exchange Standards

Use agency-wide standards for data, interoperability, and quality assurance that meet business needs and support information exchange across DSHS programs, with authorized trading partners, and with other DSHS stakeholders.

  • Utilize Advanced Data Analytics

Collect, validate, integrate, and analyze a wide variety of data, using standard and custom tools, to support evidence-based strategies that meet Texas' health needs.  

  • Business Process will Drive Information Resource Solutions
  • Develop agile business processes that specify information technology requirements which address the needs of a changing health system. 
  • Conduct due diligence to evaluate re-use or modification of existing information resources when addressing business processes.
  • Information Resources will be Flexible

Design information resources to be quickly and effectively adapted to evolving needs and business processes.

  • Collaborate with Trading Partners and Stakeholders

Engage trading partners and stakeholders in discussions regarding HIT and coordinate data collection and exchange efforts with other entities.

  • Facilitate Timely Decision-making at the Individual and Systems Level

Provide timely information to authorized internal and external entities to support decision-making.

  • Ensure Compliance with Laws and Regulatory Requirements

Manage and utilize accurate data and tools to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations including those addressing privacy and confidentiality.

DSHS HIT Goals

  • Improve population health and reduce costs through the use of HIT
  • Support meaningful use and health  information exchange with partners
  • Empower individuals to improve their health
  • Achieve technology advancement          
  • Inspire confidence and trust in DSHS HIT
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Last updated October 29, 2013