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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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

Getting copies of medical records costly for Ohioans - Columbus Dispatch

Kentucky has the right approach, said Christine Bechtel, a coordinator with the national campaign Get My Health Data, which is working to increase consumer demand for their own medical records. “It’s such an outdated view that patients should be charged for health data that is so essential to their care,” Bechtel said. “We have to shift the mentality around patient health information” so it’s no longer looked at as competitive information or a line item. Read More

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The Wrong Way

Extremists in the House of Representatives seem to be firmly in charge as their fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) funding bill advances quickly. Read More


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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