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Highlights

Getting the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time: A Road Map for States to Improve Health Information Flow Between Providers

The road map was developed to activate governors and their senior state leaders to drive forward policies that support the seamless flow of clinical patient health care information between providers while protecting patient privacy, as a step toward nationwide interoperability.


States Use Medicaid Dollars to Train Health Care Workforce

Two states will receive technical assistance to to re-envision how to use Medicaid funds to address state workforce needs in rural and other underserved communities.


States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project will focus on using teleconsultation to expand treatment for opioid use disorder in rural and other underserved communities. 


About

The NGA Center for Best Practices Health Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The health division covers issues in the areas of health care service delivery and reform, including payment reform, health workforce planning, quality improvement, and public health and behavioral health integration within the medical delivery system. Other focus areas include Medicaid cost containment, state employee and retiree health benefits, maternal and child health, prescription drug abuse prevention and health insurance exchange planning.