HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) encourages Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plans to increase their use of Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT helps your health plan and healthcare providers deliver safer more efficient care. Using HIT, your health plan offers tools that help organize your health information, access information targeted to your health needs, and determine the quality and price/cost of the doctors, hospitals and other healthcare needs for you and your family.
HIT, allows patients, healthcare providers and health plans to share information securely, reducing costs by avoiding duplicate procedures and manual transactions. Most importantly, HIT reduces medical errors; for instance, from misread handwritten prescriptions, and emergency care medical decisions made without complete and accurate health information. HIT can also help you find appropriate health information to aid you and your doctor in making appropriate clinical decisions regarding your care. Since privacy and security considerations are vitally important, safeguards have been established to keep your records safe from inappropriate disclosure.
Quality and Price/Cost Transparency On-line Tools
GlobalHealth offers you and your family access to healthcare quality information so you can make more informed choices. At this time, GlobalHealth offers most services with set copays per service, which protects your total out of pocket expenditures. You know exactly what you are going to pay, because you know exactly what your copays will be. Most non-emergent services outside of your Primary Care Physician’s office must be authorized and obtained from a GlobalHealth network provider. However, access to healthcare quality information will help you and your family to make more informed choices together with GlobalHealth.
The following links provide access to price/cost and quality information. By clicking these links you are leaving the GlobalHealth website. GlobalHealth is not responsible for the accuracy of information or security of third-party sites.
Information on the FEHB and Health Information Technology and Transparency:
Health Information Exchange:
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight:
Compare Physician and or Hospital Quality:
Compare Hospital Quality Indicators, Complication rates, HQA:
GlobalHealth, Inc., an NCQA Accredited Health Plan, was rated 3.5 out of 5 in NCQA's Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019, the only HMO plan in Oklahoma to receive this rating.