This is an executive summary of a roundtable meeting of practitioners from federal agencies involved in advancing health information technology. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the importance of incorporating jails into the national movement to enhance health information technology.
This executive summary outlines a discussion about incorporating jails into the national movement to enhance health information technology (HIT) between practitioners from the White House Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); the Office for National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The practitioners discussed current efforts to expand the use of HIT nationally and the population of justice involved individuals who would benefit from the inclusion of jails in HIT expansion efforts. Additionally, leaders from each of the federal agencies presented on their aims for improving HIT. Lastly, the practitioners highlighted five key next steps for improving cooperation and coordination in order to expand HIT and information sharing.