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ONC Health Disparities Report

ONC Health Disparities Report

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Prepared by: NORC at the University of ChicagoUnder contract to:
The Ofce of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyDepartment of Health and Human Services200 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20201
Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and Those with Health Disparities
 NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC), working under subcontract to the George WashingtonUniversity, is pleased to present this report,
Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and Those with Health Disparities,
funded by the Ofce of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NORC project team includes AdilMoiduddin, Prashila Dullabh, Cheryl Austein Casnoff, Jessica Bushar, Ilana Dickman, Ashley Nathanson,Tyne Alexander, Meghan McMahon, Karen Harris Brewer and Elizabeth Babalola. Contract oversightwas provided by Leighton Ku, Ph.D. from the George Washington University. NORC would also like toacknowledge the contributions of our consultant, M. Chris Gibbons from Johns Hopkins University. NORC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our ONC and HRSA project team, Matthew Swain,Emily Jones and Miryam Gerdine, who provided thoughtful input and guidance throughout the project.Finally, NORC would like to thank members of the project’s Technical Expert Panel (listed below) for their generous assistance and input from September 2010 – June 2012. NORC established and convenedthe Technical Expert Panel as part of the scope of this project. Members of the panel provided feedback and input to NORC based on an agenda of topics developed by NORC. NORC staff analyzed thisfeedback and incorporated appropriate elements into key project deliverables.
NameTitle and Organization
Ignatius Bau, JDHealth Policy ConsultantHelen Burstin, MD, MPHSenior Vice President, Performance Measures, National Quality ForumNeil Calman, MD, ABFP, FAAFP
President and Chief Executive Ofcer, Institute of Family Health
Mark Carroll, MDTelehealth Program Director, Indian Health ServiceSarah Chouinard, MDMedical Director, Community Health Network of West VirginiaTheresa Cullen, MD
Director of Health Domain Information Technology, Ofce of the
Secretary, Department of Health and Human ServicesStephanie Ferguson, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Professor and Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University,School of Nursing, Community Nursing OrganizationJessica Briefer French, MHSASenior Consultant for Research & Analysis, National Committee onQuality AssuranceGarth Graham, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Ofce of Minority Health
Titles and organizations reect afliations as of 2010.
Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and Those with Health Disparities
NameTitle and Organization
R. Scott Hawkins, MBA
Chief Information Ofcer, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
Shane Hickey, MBA, MSTraining and Technical Assistance Department Director, National Association of Community Health CentersJacqueline Higgins
Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certication, Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid ServicesDavid Hunt, MD, FACS
Medical Ofcer, Ofce of the Chief Medical Ofcer, Ofce of the National
Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyJessica Kahn, MPHTechnical Director for Health IT, Center for Medicaid and StateOperations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesKathy Lim Ko, MS
President & Chief Executive Ofcer, Asian and Pacic Islander American
Health ForumLeighton Ku, PhD, MPHProfessor, School of Public Health and Health Services, GeorgeWashington UniversityMichael Lardiere, LCSWClinical Affairs Director, Health Information Technology, National Association of Community Health CentersJennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA
President & Chief Executive Ofcer, Stratis Health
Ruth Perot, MATManaging Director, National Health Information Technology Collaborativefor the UnderservedElena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & Chief Executive Ofcer, National Hispanic Medical
 AssociationByron Sogie-Thomas, MS
Director, Ofce of Health Policy and Government Relations, National
Medical AssociationCynthia Solomon, EdDPresident, FollowMe Aldo Tinoco, MDPhysician Informaticist, National Committee on Quality Assurance
 NORC greatly appreciates the cooperation and assistance of the individuals and organizations who participated in NORC’s site visits: Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Centers, Associationof Asian Pacic Community Health Organizations (Charles B. Wang Community Health Center,International Community Health Services, Kalihi-Palama Health Center, and Waianae CoastComprehensive Health Center), Columbia Basin Health Association, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority,Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, Howard University Hospital,Piedmont Health Services, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center,Wind Youth Services, and the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry. Their signicant effortsmade this project possible.

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