National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Information Technology

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.

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Testimony and Resources for Congress

Regulatory Letters and Resources for the Administration

Resources for Consumers

"Blue Button" 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

CMS launches new online tool to make Quality Payment Program easier for clinicians - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“We applaud CMS for using innovations in technology to help clinicians select and report meaningful measures for the quality of care patients receive,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “APIs hold a lot of promise for helping consumers access and use information in a more actionable and easy-to-understand way, which can lead to improved outcomes for both patients and health care providers.” 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

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