California did not make the list...BD
Twelve states are out in front when it comes to adopting health information technology in their statewide Medicaid programs and another two dozen are close behind, according to a just-released government report. But the level of progress and the types of technologies in use vary widely, and no state has implemented a personal health record initiative, the report also shows. HHS Office of Inspector General found that 12 state Medicaid agencies have implemented a total of 16 health IT initiativesincluding claims-based electronic health records, e-prescribing and remote disease monitoringfor their Medicaid populations. The twelve states are: Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.