As you know, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, we strongly believe health IT is a real game-changer for patients, helping them take charge of their health and become true partners in improving our health care system.
What if, instead of plugging in your destination address, you could ask for directions to get to healthy?
What happens when you put a couple of dozen doctors, technology vendors, consumer advocates, researchers, public health officials, state legislators and others in a room and ask them to agree on exactly what it means to ‘meaningfully use’ electronic health records? Not as many fights as you’d think. And thanks to the Federal Advisory Committees Act  – which created the FACAs responsible for creating the first draft of Meaningful Use criteria – we know!
One of America’s greatest assets is its incredible diversity. Today, one in five people in this country age five and older speak a language other than English at home. The U.S. Hispanic population has reached 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the population increase since 2000.
Welcome to Meaningful Use March Madness, a series of blog posts refuting frequently-heard arguments about the criteria proposed for the Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Incentive Program.