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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Office of Information Technology (OIT)  

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) provides the framework for comprehensive management of health information and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. HIT offers tools for improving quality, safety, and efficiency of the healthcare delivery system.

Indian Health Service, along with our Tribal and Urban Program partners, have developed and deployed a comprehensive suite of software applications to support the provision of quality services and the secure management of health information.


Certification/Meaningful Use: Provides information on how to meet the Meaningful Use requirements published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


Quality of Care: Provides information about how IHS reports on the quality of care it provides to its patients, as well as providing information for patients to improve their health.


Resource & Patient Management System (RPMS): RPMS is the health information solution for the Indian healthcare service delivery system.


Electronic Dental Record (EDR): Provides information about the IHS Electronic Dental Record program (Certain sections require access granted by the EDR Website Administrator).


National Data Warehouse (NDW): The NDW is a state-of-the-art, enterprise-wide environment for the IHS national data repository.

  • Meta Data Information Resource: Metadata is data describing data, detailing its use throughout IHS, and is essential for understanding information stored in the IHS data warehouse.

Standard Code Book (SCB): The IHS Standard Code Book is a listing of codes and terms intended to ensure standardized documentation of medical information.

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