California Technology Official Weighs In on Health IT Goals
In an interview with Government Technology, Greg Franklin -- the new deputy director of health information technology at the California Technology Agency -- discussed his new role and his goals for helping the state build interoperable health IT systems. Franklin said CTA is examining ways to reduce costs by potentially consolidating the "various data warehouses and data systems across the state." He also noted that the agency is interested in leveraging geographic information systems to map concentrations of uninsured residents or those with chronic health conditions so health care programs could better target certain regions.
- "Q&A: Greg Franklin, California's Point Man for Health IT Standards" (Government Technology, 8/8).