The Health and Human Services (HHS) unit of the Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology provides assistance to Human Infrastructure departments that provides direct services to residents of the City of Chicago.
As business polices and procedures are developed by the various departments, the HHS unit identifies software solutions to meet their business needs. By functioning as a Business Development Management partner, we work to ensure departments are meeting their outcomes for families in the most cost effective ways.
The Health Information Technology Unit focuses on technology issues relating to general public health concerns as well as providing specialized support to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
This unit maintains a diverse portfolio that ranges from support for an Electronic Medical Records system (CHAMPS), health billing systems, food protection application, public health emergency response applications, (including the Health Alert Network), surveillance applications, and other public health related applications.
The Health Information Technology unit is also heavily involved in the State of Illinois Health Information Exchange efforts. The unit is divided into three main areas:
The latter two sub-units focus on grant-funded activities in the area of STI/HIV and Public Health Emergency Response.