National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Information Technology

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the National Partnership released its new report “Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT.” Learn more


CPeH Care Planning Principles Report

The effective implementation and use of health information technology (IT) is absolutely essential for improving the quality and safety of health care — and now is a critical time for consumer input.

The momentum for adoption of health IT is growing, and we've been there every step of the way to ensure that when it gets done, it gets done right.

Click here for resources for state and local advocates.

Featured Resources

Testimony and Resources for Congress

Regulatory Letters and Resources for the Administration

Resources for Consumers

New "Blue Button" PSA videos (HealthIT.gov)


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Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is a coalition of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations working at the national, state and local levels to advance private and secure health IT in ways that measurably improve the lives of individuals and their families. More

In the News

New Survey: Patients Increasingly Value Electronic Health Records, Eager for More Access and Features

Online Access to Health Information for Patients Has Nearly Doubled Since 2011; Trust and Engagement are Rising Read More

Blog Post

Building Better Health IT Tools for Family Caregivers

As we become immersed in the sights and sounds of the holiday season, there is a largely invisible group of people struggling to balance their daily responsibilities with the added stress of the holidays – family caregivers. Read More

Resources

Presentation: Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement in their care. In the last year, more than four in five patients with online access to their health records (86 percent) used their online records at least once – and more than half (55 percent) used them three or more times a year. Those are among the findings from a study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families. Read More

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