Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A project of L.A. Care Health Plan, HITEC-LA helps clinicians and their staff use electronic health technology to help improve patient care

Los Angeles – HITEC-LA, a project of L.A. Care Health Plan, achieved a significant milestone by enrolling 2,165 Medi-Cal health care providers into the California Technical Assistance Program (CTAP), reaching its membership goal. In 2015, the California Department of Health Care Services awarded HITEC-LA a contract of up to $10.8 million over three years to provide electronic health record (EHR) technical assistance to L.A. County providers in an effort to help transform their practice by achieving meaningful use.

“We are thrilled that more Medi-Cal providers are embracing this important resource,” said L.A. Care CEO John Baackes. “The more clinicians are trained to use EHRs, the closer we are to achieving better health outcomes for our members.”   

HITEC-LA is one of four organizations selected to participate in CTAP. CTAP continues assistance provided by Health IT Regional Extension Centers such as HITEC-LA and expands scope to include additional provider types such as specialists and providers in medium or large practices.


About L.A. Care

L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles County) is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™,  Medi-CalL.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.