American Indians and Alaskan Native people face high rates of illness, disability and death from chronic and preventable diseases. In 2008, the Indian Health Service launched the Improving Patient Care (IPC) program to address these health disparities. The Indian Health Service is also adopting primary care medical homes to focus on delivery of patient-centered care. Learn more about how health information technology helps support the Indian Health Service medical homes and other healthcare programs.
Dr. Aneel Advani is a physician informaticist and a federal leader in applying health information technology to improve public health and population medicine. Dr. Advani is currently detailed to the Indian Health Service as Associate Director for Informatics in the Office of Information Technology. His responsibilities include overseeing informatics efforts and executive management at the agency, including the population and medical home health IT portfolio, IT efforts in quality improvement and measurement and meaningful use.