Open Health Tools (OHT) is dedicated to improving the health of people through the transformation of health information technologies (health IT).
Health IT is essential for making significant advances in the three domains of a health system: personal health, healthcare delivery, and population health. The primary users are individuals and their caretakers in the personal health domain, health care providers in the healthcare delivery domain, and public health officials, researchers, quality monitoring organizations, and emergency “first responders” in the population health domain. Many groups and organizations have been working to use health IT to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of healthcare, while reducing costs, complexity, and market fragmentation. Our approach to accelerating the use of health IT combines the lessons that have been learned from these past efforts with expertise from other relevant disciplines, including medicine, economics, computer science and sociology.