Information and Technology Services
Maintains a comprehensive portfolio that supports both internal and external LPHI staff and clients.
In the past 10 years, the Information and Technology Services division has developed strong leadership and expertise in the areas of health information technology, infrastructure planning and software application development. Team competencies include IT/HIT strategy and implementation assurance, infrastructure planning and consulting, web and application development, geographic information systems, and 1 – 4 level helpdesk support.
The division is currently involved in multiple statewide and local initiatives including:
The RWJ/Kellogg funded School Based Health Centers EMR network - Information and Technology Services fully implemented these technologies in 10 school-based health centers throughout Orleans Parish with plans to expand to Jefferson Parish. Additionally, in partnership with the Regional Extension Centers and with funding provided by the Rural Health IT planning grant, this school-based health center project will begin to incorporate schools in the Lafayette area.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)-funded Crescent City Beacon Community, which focuses on reducing the burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through the wide-scale use of health information technology.
The ONC-funded Regional Extension Center program - Information and Technology Services is serving as a local Project Implementation partner for the Louisiana Health Information Technology resource center by helping small primary care physician practices achieve (stage 1) meaningful use.
Application Development - The Kresge-funded Healthy NOLA Neighborhoods project allowed Information and Technology Services and the GIS team to combine their skills to provide on an online decision support tool that showcases best in breed GIS and web technologies to empower New Orleans residents in local governance and decision making.