National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Information Technology

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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.

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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

HIPAA Changes to Help Patient Access to Health Information - EHR Intelligence

“The guidance released yesterday is an important step forward in helping patients exercise their right to access their health information under HIPAA, including electronically. Our cadre of volunteer ‘tracer’ patients has found that, unfortunately, confusion surrounding HIPAA persists and often means that patients don’t get the kind of access to their health care information they need,” said the campaign’s coordinator Christine Bechtel. Read More

Blog Post

A Mother's Journey

Megan is the mother of a child with a rare genetic syndrome. Here, she shares her story of overcoming many obstacles – from high fees to puzzling policies and procedures – to get copies of her daughter’s medical records so she can better coordinate her care. Read More

Resources

Comments on Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule (July 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on the proposed rule on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies, and Revisions Related to Third Party Liability. Read More

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